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  • Karen Salmansohn 49 – Status: AvailableProminent author of self-help books for women with relationship and career problems including * "How to Make Your Man Behave in 21 Days or Less Using the Secrets of Successful Dog Trainers" (Cesar Milan of human relationships? Man Whisperer?)Filed a lawsuit in March claiming cad Mitchell Leff(a married man at the time) had strung her along for months with promises of divorcing his wife, marrying her and having a baby with her, but abruptly cut off support when she became pregnant. Three greatest lies: “I’m gonna divorce my wife & marry you.” “The check’s in the mail.” “I’m from the government & I’m here to help you.”* Said Salmansohn "I`m a self-help author not a psychic." [New York Post 3-8-10]
  • Creation was not complete until God made woman. He could have made her from the dust of the ground, as he made man. God chose, however, to make her from the man's flesh and bone. In so doing, he illustrated for us that in marriage man and woman symbolically are united into one. The goal in marriage should be more than friendship; it should be oneness.God forms and equips men and women for various tasks, but all these tasks lead to the same goal—honoring God. Man gives life to woman; woman gives life to the world. Each role carries exclusive privileges; there is no room for thinking that one sex is superior to the other.
  • None said: Man is superior to woman, so he is the head of the home.None said: Woman is inferior to man, so she is to be subservient to him.16% said: Man & woman are equal partners in marriage.84% said: Man & woman are indispensable to each other in marriage so that either is incomplete without the other.
  • Words from Longfellow’s “The Song of Hiawatha”Description from archery - man & woman as bow & string.The bow is hard and tough; the cord is limp and pliable. Apart, nothing special, but together, they’re powerful. Used properly, the cord can control the amount of strength and power that the bow can provide. Pulling the cord bends the bow, and its release causes the cord to spring back into its original position, providing the power to send an arrow far. When a man and woman fully realize that God created both of them “in His own image” (Genesis 1:27), it is ludicrous for either one to think less of the other. They are different in many ways, but those ways were carefully designed by God to produce the relationship He intended.
  • Born and raised in South Africa. Opposed British imperialism and racism. Devoted her life to equal rights for Blacks and women. Wrote “Women and Labour” in 1911.
  • Little is known about Lemuel except that he was a king, possibly from northern Arabia, who received wise teachings from his mother. His name means "devoted to God." Proverbs has a lot to say about women. How fitting that it ends (31:10-31) with a picture of a woman of character, wisdom, skills, & compassion.Some have the idea that the ideal woman in the Bible is retiring, servile, & entirely domestic. Not so!
  • I listed 13 characteristics & asked which is not mentioned.4% said “respect of her children” (Proverbs 31:28 NIV Her children arise and call her blessed …) This woman is an excellent wife & mother. 33% said “amazing achievements” – She is a manufacturer, importer, manager, realtor, farmer, seamstress, upholsterer, & merchant – pretty impressive achievements!63% saw that the one thing never mentioned is her “physical appearance”.
  • In our society, where physical appearance counts for so much, it may surprise us to realize that her appearance is never mentioned. Her attractiveness comes entirely from her character.
  • SARAHWoman of faithMother of a nation & ancestor of JesusFirst woman listed in the Hall of Faith in Hebrews 11Weaknesses and mistakesHad trouble believing God's promises to herAttempted to work problems out on her own, without consulting GodTried to cover her faults by blaming othersLessons from her lifeGod responds to faith even in the midst of failureGod is not bound by what usually happens; he can stretch the limits and cause unheard-of events to occurKey verse"It was by faith that even Sarah was able to have a child, though she was barren and was too old. She believed that God would keep his promise" (Heb11:11).
  • RUTH/NAOMIThe stories of several people in the Bible are woven together so closely that they are almost inseparable. * As mother-in-law and daughter-in-law, they had as many opportunities for tension as for tenderness.Shared deep sorrow, great affection for each other, & overriding commitment to God of Israel. Ruth came to know God through Naomi. Sharing openly about our relationship with God can deepenour relationships with others.Key verses“Don't ask me to leave you and turn back. Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God. Wherever you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD punish me severely if I allow anything but death to separate us!" (Rth_1:16-17).Ruth is also mentioned in Mat_1:5 as ancestress of David & Jesus.
  • RUTH/NAOMIThe stories of several people in the Bible are woven together so closely that they are almost inseparable. * As mother-in-law and daughter-in-law, they had as many opportunities for tension as for tenderness.Shared deep sorrow, great affection for each other, & overriding commitment to God of Israel. Ruth came to know God through Naomi. Sharing openly about our relationship with God can deepenour relationships with others.Key verses“Don't ask me to leave you and turn back. Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God. Wherever you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD punish me severely if I allow anything but death to separate us!" (Rth_1:16-17).Ruth is also mentioned in Mat_1:5 as ancestress of David & Jesus.
  • HANNAHHannah shows our children are on loan from God. Had excuses for being a possessive mother. When God answered prayer, she followed through on her promise to dedicate Samuel to God's service.Prepared to do what all mothers must eventually do—let go of their children.Children are born completely dependent upon their parents for all basic necessities. We learn to let go of them in order to allow them to become mature, independent adults.Key verses"'Sir, do you remember me?' Hannah asked. 'I am the woman who stood here several years ago praying to the LORD. I asked the LORD to give me this boy, and he has granted my request. Now I am giving him to the LORD, and he will belong to the LORD his whole life.' And they worshiped the LORD there" (1Sa_1:26-28).
  • MARYMary was the only human present at Jesus' birth who also witnessed his death. She saw him arrive as her son & watched him die as her Savior.Until Gabriel's unexpected visit, Mary's life was quite satisfactory. She had recently become engaged to a carpenter, Joseph, and was anticipating married life. But her life was about to change forever.Angels don't usually make appointments before visiting. Mary found the angel's greeting puzzling and his presence frightening. What she heard next was the news almost every woman in Israel hoped to hear—that her child would be the Messiah, God's promised Savior. Mary did not doubt the message but rather asked how pregnancy would be possible. Gabriel told her the baby would be God's Son. Her answer was the one God waits in vain to hear from so many other people: "I am the Lord's servant. May everything you have said about me come true" (Luk_1:38). When he was eight days old Jesus was taken to the Temple to be dedicated to God. There Joseph and Mary were met by two devout people, Simeon and Anna, who recognized the child as the Messiah and praised God. Simeon directed some words to Mary that must have come to her mind many times in the years that followed: "A sword will pierce your very soul" (Luk_2:35). A big part of her painful privilege of motherhood would be to see her son rejected and crucified by the people he came to save.If she had known all she would suffer as Jesus' mother, would she still have given the same response. Are you, like Mary, available to be used by God?Key verse"Mary responded, 'I am the Lord's servant. May everything you have said about me come true.' And then the angel left her" (Luk_1:38).
  • Acts 16:13-15 NIV On the Sabbath we went outside the city gate to the river, where we expected to find a place of prayer. We sat down and began to speak to the women who had gathered there. (14) One of those listening was a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth from the city of Thyatira, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul's message. (15) When she and the members of her household were baptized, she invited us to her home. "If you consider me a believer in the Lord," she said, "come and stay at my house." And she persuaded us.Lydia was an example of the kind of woman described in Proverbs 31.Successful businesswoman. Dealer in expensive purple cloth produced by the trade guilds in Thyatira (modern “Turkish Red”). Had moved 400 miles to set up shop and market her products.No mention of a husband, but she was the head of a family, whom she brought to Christ as soon as she had believed and been baptized.
  • Eunice & Lois - 2Ti 1:5 Timothy's mother and grandmother, Eunice and Lois, were early Christian converts, possibly through Paul's ministry in their home city, Lystra (Act_16:1). They had communicated their strong Christian faith to Timothy, even though his father was not a believer. Don't hide your light at home; our families are fertile fields for planting seeds of the Good News. Let your parents, children, spouse, brothers, and sisters know of your faith in Jesus, and be sure they see Christ's love, peace, and joy in you.

Transcript

  • 1. A
    Godly
    Woman's
    Influence
  • 2. Karen Salmansohn
    How to Make Your Man Behave in 21 Days or Less Using the Secrets of Successful Dog Trainers
    “I’m a self-help author not a psychic.”
    New York Post 3/8/10
  • 3. It’s No Wonder We Don’t Communicate!
  • 4. Genesis 2:18-24
    The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field.
  • 5. Genesis 2:18-24
    But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, He took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib He had taken out of the man, and He brought her to the man. The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.”
  • 6. Genesis 2:18-24
    For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
  • 7.
  • 8. As unto the bow the cord is, So unto the man is woman, Though she bends him, She obeys him, Though she draws him, Yet she follows, Useless each Without the other!
    1807-1882
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • 9. Olive
    Schreiner
    “We bear the world and we make it. ... There was never a great man who had not a great mother-it is hardly an exaggeration.”
    1855-1920
  • 10. Prov. 31:1
    These are the words of King Lemuel, the oracle which his mother taught him.
  • 11.
  • 12. A woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
    Prov. 31:31
  • 13. Saintly OT Women
    Sarah
  • 14. Saintly OT Women
  • 15. Saintly OT Women
  • 16. Saintly OT Women
    Hannah
  • 17. Saintly NT Women
    Mary
  • 18. Saintly NT Women
    Lydia
  • 19. Saintly NT Women
    Eunice
    & Lois
  • 20. The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down. Prov. 14:1
  • 21.
  • 22. What is the nicest thing you can say about your mother?
    Here are the answers you gave:
  • 23. What is the nicest thing you can say about your mother?
    She gives of herself to anyone who has any need.
  • 24. What is the nicest thing you can say about your mother?
    Solid, consistent, dependable.
  • 25. What is the nicest thing you can say about your mother?
    She is truly kind and loving. I can always count on her to be there when I need her. She loves God and His people. She's a wonderful mother and grandmother.
  • 26. What is the nicest thing you can say about your mother?
    She was the Lord's servant.
  • 27. What is the nicest thing you can say about your mother?
    My Mother was sexually abused as a child by her father. She did not usually hug or kiss us or show any physical contact. However, she made up for this with the love she showed by taking care of us when we were sick, upset, or just in everyday life.
  • 28. What is the nicest thing you can say about your mother?
    My mom has shown unconditional love to me throughout my life regardless of what decisions I have made.
  • 29. What is the nicest thing you can say about your mother?
    She was a hard worker, tidy, a good wife and mother, caring, giving and always there for me.
  • 30. What is the nicest thing you can say about your mother?
    She continues to grow in love and faith.
  • 31. What is the nicest thing you can say about your mother?
    My mother was a wonderful, Christian lady that loved her family and others!
  • 32. What is the nicest thing you can say about your mother?
    She is my best friend and the person who makes everything seem right. When I am having a bad day and I think no one is there to support me I know I can call her and she will be on my side and point me in the right direction.
  • 33. What is the nicest thing you can say about your mother?
    She told me there was a God and I believe her.
  • 34. What is the nicest thing you can say about your mother?
    She kept my father happy.
  • 35. What is the nicest thing you can say about your mother?
    She is a Christian woman.
  • 36. What is the nicest thing you can say about your mother?
    She's always been a Christian example to me.
  • 37. What is the nicest thing you can say about your mother?
    She loves her children unconditionally.
  • 38. What is the nicest thing you can say about your mother?
    She was an amazing woman.
  • 39. What is the nicest thing you can say about your mother?
    She loved God and taught this love of God to her family.
  • 40. What is the nicest thing you can say about your mother?
    A wonderful Christian.
  • 41. What is the nicest thing you can say about your mother?
    Unconditional love for her family.
  • 42. What is the nicest thing you can say about your mother?
    She has taught me what strength really is and what family truly means. She encourages me daily, not only by words, but through her actions and works.
  • 43. What is the nicest thing you can say about your mother?
    Mom even though you have long ago passed on your loving tender ways are still with me every day!
  • 44. What is the nicest thing you can say about your mother?
    She has always been the epitome of love and forgiveness.
  • 45. What is the nicest thing you can say about your mother?
    She loved and cared for me.
  • 46. What is the nicest thing you can say about your mother?
    Her kids were/are her life. She endured far more than we ever understood for us.
  • 47. What is the nicest thing you can say about your mother?
    She truly loved God and then me! What a wonderful person....
  • 48. What is the nicest thing you can say about your mother?
    That she truly loved her children.
  • 49. What is the nicest thing you can say about your mother?
    Best friend.
  • 50. What is the nicest thing you can say about your mother?
    She is hard working and very generous.
  • 51. What is the nicest thing you can say about your mother?
    There is no love like a mother's love.
  • 52. What is the nicest thing you can say about your mother?
    She is my role model. I looked up to her in so many ways. Now that I am a mom, in so many different occasions I really appreciate what my mom did and still does for me. I love her so much.
  • 53. What is the nicest thing you can say about your mother?
    She is the woman I want to be!
  • 54. What is the nicest thing you can say about your mother?
    She is understanding and encouraging. She helps me stay on my path to God.