1Co 14:35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.<quoted text>
ALL THE STUBBORNNESS OF AN OX...
2Ti_3:7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Joe 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and
==> your daughters shall prophesy,
your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
Joe 2:29 And also upon the servants and
==> upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
Act 2:16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;
Act 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and
==>your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
Act 2:18 And on my servants and
==>on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a -->servant<-- of the church which is at Cenchrea:
SERVANT DEFINED IN GREEK AS USED IN ROMANS 16:1
δια ́κο νος
Probably from δια ́κω diakō (obsolete, to run on errands; compare G1377); an attendant, that is,(generally) a waiter (at table or in other menial duties); specifically a Christian teacher and pastor (technically a deacon or deaconess):- deacon, minister, servant.
Rom_16:27 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen. Written to the Romans from Corinthus, and
-->sent by Phebe servant of the church at Cenchrea.<--
VI. The Church
A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the two ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word, and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. Each congregation operates under the Lordship of Christ through democratic processes. In such a congregation each member is responsible and accountable to Christ as Lord. Its scriptural officers are pastors and deacons. While both men and women are gifted for service in the church, the office of pastor is limited to men as qualified by Scripture.
The New Testament speaks also of the church as the Body of Christ which includes all of the redeemed of all the ages, believers from every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation.
Matthew 16:15-19; 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-42,47; 5:11-14; 6:3-6; 13:1-3; 14:23,27; 15:1-30; 16:5; 20:28; Romans 1:7; 1 Corinthians 1:2; 3:16; 5:4-5; 7:17; 9:13-14; 12; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:8-11,21; 5:22-32; Philippians 1:1; Colossians 1:18; 1 Timothy 2:9-14; 3:1-15; 4:14; Hebrews 11:39-40; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 2-3; 21:2-3.