Daughters of Grace Series: Mary Magdalene
Last week we continued a study from the Daily Grace Co. called Daughters of Grace. We talked about Priscilla, her stories, characteristics, and what we can learn from her life. This week we are talking about Mary Magdalene- one of the most prominent women in the Bible! You can read about her in Matthew 27:55-61; 28:1-10; Mark 15-16; Luke 8:1-3; 24:1-12; John 19:25; and 20:1-18.
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This is our last Daughter of Grace to learn from in this study! We will begin studying a new topic next Tuesday, leave a comment if you have a request!
1. What do we learn about God and His character in the life of Mary Magdalene?
2. What character qualities, positive or negative, do we see demonstrated in Mary Magdalene's life?
- Independent- Magdalene simply comes from the region of Magdala, where Mary was from. We can assume that because she was referred to as Mary Magdalene (from Magdala) instead of from a certain lineage, that Mary was fairly independent, single, and on her own. (or at least from an insignificant bloodline)
- Loyal- Mary stays by Jesus' side during his ministry and through His crucifixion
- Caring- She not only helps support and care for Jesus and the disciples while Jesus was alive, but goes to tend to Jesus' grave after His death
- Generous- Mary Magdalene, among others, helped support and fund Jesus and the disciples as they traveled
- Servant hearted- cares for needs, stays around even when things get difficult, was easily dismissed by others, has a willingness to serve beyond their capabilities, yet a servant knows the Lord's voice (John 10:34)
- Grateful- Mary felt so forever indebted to Jesus for delivering her from her demons, she served him completely the rest of her life
3. What can I learn from Mary Magdalene's story that I can apply to my own life?
- God uses women to spread the gospel! Mary was the first person to see resurrected Jesus and was the first person to receive the Great Commission to tell the world that Jesus was risen!
- Don't be afraid of what others may think; simply follow Jesus with your whole heart.
- You can be delivered from your past and be known for more than where you came from!