An Encounter with Jesus

Oct. 10, 2014 Janet Parshall

Who was Mary Magdalene? The popular picture of this biblical character is influenced by a lot of conjecture and legend. Janet Parshall helps us accurately get to know this woman who encountered Jesus in an amazing way. Mary's story will encourage you to encounter Jesus in fresh ways as well.

Running Time: 60 minutes


Janet Parshall unpacked the story of Mary Magdalene found in John 20 at True Woman '14 in order to show us what it means to go from thinking we know who Jesus really is to embracing totally Jesus for who He is.

Mary Magdalene is mentioned in all four gospels and is named more times than any other woman in the New Testament save for Jesus' mother. She was a woman from whom Jesus had removed seven demons. Seven!

That means at one time Mary Magdalene was likely overcome with depression, suicidal thoughts, uncontrollable rage, cursing, voices in her head, hatred of those around her, unidentifiable fears, self-mutilation, exhibitionism, loneliness, and possibly even homelessness.

But when Mary's life was emptied of demons, her desire was to follow Jesus. He had changed her life, and now she couldn't bear to be apart from the One who set her free. He became …


Scripture References

  • John 20:11-18

About the Speaker

Janet Parshall

Janet Parshall

Janet Parshall is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host of In the Market with Janet Parshall, which addresses relevant issues important to Christians. She has received much recognition for her work, including the 2008 National Religious Broadcaster's On-Air Personality of the Year award. Janet and her husband, Craig, have co-authored several books.