GOD'S WOMEN: TAMAR

Imagine a woman who poses as a prostitute and sleeps with her father-in-law. Would you expect that story to be in the Bible? Probably not, but the story of Tamar is in the Book of Genesis. She is often unknown and her story may shock you.

Fr. Mike, as he has done in this series on God’s Women, sets forth the history of Tamar, giving the background and highlighting the marriage laws that pertain to her.

In one sense, Tamar is a kind of “BlackWidow” since two of her husbands die after marrying her, and she is left without the children she so wanted. What happens is another one of those dramatic tales that would make a good TV series.

Then Fr. Mike talks about how this story relates to us today. He poses questions to help us delve deeper into the Bible story to see if we are plagued by the past,  how we can forgive, and what steps we can take to stand up for injustice.

Don’t miss this fascinating story of Tamar!  Watch God’s Women: Tamar on:
​​​1)  TCT on Sundays at 7:00 AM ET
2)  YouTube (Wordnet Productions);
3)  Diocesan Networks of Dubuque, Fresno, and Yonkers;
4)  Channel 17 Access San Bernardino (Sunday 5 pm PT)
5)  Our website (www.wordnet.tv) 24/7. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GOD'S WOMEN: JEZEBEL!
One of the most unpopular women in the Bible is Jezebel. She was an evil person. How can we relate her story to our lives?

In this program, Fr. Mike sets out the historical context. Jezebel married Ahab, the King of the northern country of present day Holy Land. She brought in 450 priests of the god Baal  who was the god she worshiped there. She also orchestrated the death of an owner of a vineyard the King wanted so that he could have it. The prophet Elijah killed the priests and foretold that Jezebel would die a horrible death. So Jezebel determined to kill Elijah.

Fr. Mike then introduces topics that arise from this story. Mixed religions in a marriage can have both good and not so good consequences. Who are the foreign gods in our lives? In what do we trust for our peace and security? How can coveting things and/or people harm us?

He then poses some questions for use in group study.
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