Nell Sunukjian

Women of the Resurrection

By Nell Sunukjian Apr. 7, 2014 9:00 a.m. Biblical Exposition, Evangelism, Ministry and Leadership, Missions, New Testament

Don’t you love it when you have good news to tell? “He loves me,” “I got the promotion,” “a baby is coming,”  “my grades are better”—news we want to tell someone. Someone who will be glad for us. Someone who will recognize the importance of what we are telling them.

When two angels announced the good news of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead, they gave that good news to women. Women—who were considered to be unreliable messengers and couldn’t even testify in court—women were given the honor of passing on the best news ever transmitted—Jesus is alive!

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Why Every Church Will Always Need a Women’s Ministry

By Nell Sunukjian Mar. 6, 2014 9:00 a.m. Christian Education, Church Life, Marriage and Family, Ministry and Leadership, New Testament, Spiritual Formation

I’ve read a few blogs recently that suggest the idea of a women's ministry in a church is somehow passé.

I beg to differ.

Instead, I want to say that every church will always need a women’s ministry. Let’s talk about why that is. In this first article, I want to address the biblical basis for a women’s ministry in every church. And then, in the second article we’ll think about women’s ministry historically and why it is still needed today in our egalitarian society.

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Women in Jesus' Genealogy

By Nell Sunukjian Nov. 20, 2013 2:00 p.m. Biblical Exposition, Marriage and Family, New Testament, Old Testament, Spiritual Formation

Genealogies rarely contain interesting tidbits about our ancestors, especially the more unacceptable ones. But Jesus’ genealogy does. In fact, it even seems to highlight several rather shady characters. And they are women.

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Wisdom Calls

By Nell Sunukjian Oct. 15, 2013 8:56 a.m. Biblical Exposition, Marriage and Family, Spiritual Formation

A few years ago women students at Talbot were invited to a luncheon to listen to a couple of faculty women talk about Wisdom Calls. A student coordinator, Angela Song, sent me these questions in advance and here are the answers I jotted down.

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A Woman For All Seasons

By Nell Sunukjian Jul. 17, 2013 8:06 a.m. Biblical Exposition, Marriage and Family, Old Testament

Many women, and men, too, avoid studying Proverbs 31:10-31 because they think it presents an unrealistic and unattainable standard for women. I can’t tell you how many articles I have read that describe this lady as ‘superwoman’ and, therefore, not applicable for the average female.

But would God really put a job description in His Word if it were unattainable? Surely our knowledge of Him says the description of the woman of noble character was placed in the Scriptures to encourage us, male and female. It’s for our edification; there is much we can learn from it about becoming wise women.

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Simple Living

By Nell Sunukjian May. 28, 2013 11:41 a.m. Culture, Marriage and Family, Spiritual Formation

I left for our short trip to Santa Barbara feeling weary. The semester was ending here at Talbot--there had been several speaking engagements, grandchildren to tend and sick babies to hold. All good things, and needed things, but I felt stressed by the load.

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Eve's Deception

By Nell Sunukjian Jan. 22, 2013 10:10 a.m. Biblical Exposition, New Testament, Old Testament, Spiritual Formation

How did this world we live in get to be such a crazy place?

And will 2013 be as crazy as 2012? Will it be filled with fiscal cliffs, slaughter of innocents, and nations bombing other nations?

It started in the Garden of Eden when the serpent tempted Eve and Adam and they yielded.

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