Bible Fellowship

9809 Giles Lane    Austin TX 78754    512-345-5285

Welcome to the home of Austin’s Community Bible Fellowship on the web. We are a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, intergenerational fellowship and we invite you to worship and work with us to build the Kingdom of God.

Rev. Gilbert

& Melba Davila







Women and Wisdom

The Lord gave instructions. The women who announce the good news are a large army. - Psalm 68:11

Women have always played a vital role in God’s world and in His Church. From the home-based task of raising children to spreading the Gospel across the globe. Jesus especially empowered and equipped women to serve Him – both while He walked the earth and later as our eternal savior - as mothers and in a multitude of other ways.  The work, the trials, the heartbreak and the joy of motherhood is not unknown to our God.  He created woman and knows every facet of our being: the soft spots and steel, fierceness and fears. We are so grateful that He gave us the capacity to be caregivers, servants, workers, friends, providers, partners and, yes, mothers.

Many of the women of the Bible are a reflection of God’s faithfulness.  In the Old Testament, as well as the new, God demonstrated His extraordinary character through remarkable women. Many of these women became the roots and fruit of the tree of the Messiah. For example, Esther, a young Hebrew girl who had remarkably become the consort of the king, just in time to save the Jews from utter annihilation.  Naomi, another of the Bible’s women, must have been a remarkable mother-in-law.  She must have raised wonderful boys that became loving husbands to Gentile young women.  In the ten years Naomi spent with her daughters-in-law, Ruth, their home must have been filled with loving inclusiveness, comfort in grief, and living her faith. We don’t know the family Ruth came from, but we know the mother she chose when the going got rough.  A mother is more than one that gives birth - she is one that often gives all that she has, more than she should, notices needs and is clothed in compassion. God created women with a special balance of soft and strong, wit and wisdom, patience and practicality. God bless the mothers in our lives and moms everywhere.

In the New Testament, we find this scripture regarding women, “On the Sabbath we went a little way outside the city to a river bank, where we thought people would be meeting for prayer, and we sat down to speak with some women who had gathered there.” (Acts 16:13) The disciples went looking for some people – they found just women.  From the very beginning, women have been the faithful underpinning of the Christian Church.  According to a recent national survey, the typical U.S. congregation draws an average adult crowd that’s 61% female, 39% male.  Why? Throughout history, scores of women have been oppressed, possessed, and undervalued – but Jesus set a different precedent – He praised, gifted, empowered, and embraced women as equal partners in His kingdom's work. Created for this call, women respond.  Praise God for the army of women that serve the Lord today.  

Many of the extraordinary stories in both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible demonstrate how God uses women who are willing to be used.  Many will be mothers, a very special position in God's universe.  Others, God will place different positions that further His plan.  Women are one expression of God's very image and that we celebrate at CBF during the month of May.

Women – mother’s or not, enjoy the honor you are due!

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