In the Beginning

Faithful Women in the Bible This Herald issue celebrates the lives and examples of faithful women of the Bible through the lens of the Apostle Peter’s eight graces of the Spirit (2 Peter 1:5‑8). Each author was assigned one of those graces and asked to provide insights into faithful women of the Bible exemplifying that grace. An alphabetical insert of all the faithful women in the Bible is included. This insert is designed for the reader to easily remove and slip into []

Women of Faith

Faith, the Foundation “The righteous shall live by faith” (Romans 1:17, ESV). By Matt Kerry God appreciates those who love and trust Him (Proverbs 3:5-10). They are precious in His sight (Psalms 116:15). As their lives and wills are submitted to God, He develops in them an abiding faith. The Apostle Paul and James describe the importance of both faith and works. Faith is vital. But true faith is accompanied by works that demonstrate faith. Thus, James observes, “faith without works is []

Women of Virtue

Her Price is Above Rubies “Seeing that his divine power hath granted unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that has called us by his own glory and virtue” (2 Peter 1:3, RVIC). — Micah Hess In a directive to the Gospel Age church, the Apostle Peter uses the word “virtue” (Strong’s G703, arete, excellence) as the second step in our transformation. He informs us that God, through His divine power, gives us all []

Servants of God by Knowledge

Knowledge and the Women of God “For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding” (Proverbs 2:6. Scriptures from NASB, unless otherwise noted). — Ernie Kuenzli When he listed the character qualities to be developed by the church, Peter mentioned knowledge third in his list. “Applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, and in your knowledge, self-control … perseverance … godliness … brotherly kindness … love” (2 Peter 1:5-7). This list []