Harlots and Heroines: The Midwives of the Messiah w/ Sharon Betters is the title of this year's PresWIC conference in the local presbytery.
Featuring Sharon Betters
Location: Faith Presbyterian Church
720 Marsh Rd,
Wilmington, DE 19803
Time: 8:30am - 3:00pm
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Key verse: “I will go before you and will level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron. I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who calls you by name.” Isaiah 45:2-3
--- A wounded widow, a professional prostitute, an indomitable immigrant, a bathing beauty, a terrified teenager.
Each woman in the genealogy of Jesus – Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba and Mary – faced insurmountable odds that would have disqualified her from most jobs in many churches. Yet emotional abuse, prostitution, murder, death, lies, widowhood, poverty and an out of wedlock pregnancy are scars that God redeems and transforms into glory on the pathway to the Incarnation, the birth of our Messiah. Where we might see darkness God reveals His faithful love. He majestically intervened into the lives of these women to ensure that our Messiah would come at precisely the right moment and into the exact family His Father had prepared. What seems to disqualify them from the genealogy of Jesus actually becomes the source of great hope for broken people.
Harlots and Heroines is a study of our spiritual mothers. They are waiting for us in heaven and as they wait, they call back, “Dear Sons and Daughters, study our lives and you will see that God is sovereign and you can trust Him, too.”
Our seminar topic, Harlots and Heroines: The Midwives of the Messiah, is inspired by the book of the same title, written by Sharon’s husband, Chuck. There is a companion Study Guide available and is appropriate for personal and group study. The book and study guide will be available for purchase.