…Jesus also had a group of female disciples. Luke also used a shorthand phrase to refer to them. He simply called them the Women (Luke 23:55; Acts 1:14). Interestingly, Luke used this phrase the same way that he used the Twelve.
They were the Lord’s disciples also—the female counterpart to the Twelve. The Women followed the Lord wherever He went, and they tended to His needs. And He was not ashamed… The greatest disciples of Jesus Christ were not the Twelve. They were the Women. The reason? Because they were more faithful…
This is an excerpt from “God’s View of a Woman“, an article by Frank Viola published in House2House Magazine. I think it’s a good article worth reading, especially if you are not familiar with the topic already.
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