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Orderly Worship: Head Coverings (1 Corinthians 11:2-16)


  • Remember the previous section… teaching on our freedoms in Christ

  • Here we see Paul begin a section teaching on the importance of worship vv. 11:2-14:40

  • Particularly here… Head coverings in worship v. 11:2-16

  • Their liberties were beginning to impact the purity of the church.

    • Women were treated much better and given many more rights within the church as compared in society

    • Women were treated as second class citizens (consider the Middle East today

    • Where they pushing their liberties too far?

  • Culture then… Culture now

First things first… let us read the text and I will provide a running commentary

Here are few things as we consider the content of the text:

God is our creator

  • He is the creator, and we are the created

  • He rules and reign over His creation

  • Gen 2

    • v. 18 – Not good for man to be alone. I will make him a helper fit for him.

    • v. 20 – for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him.

    • v. 24 – Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

  • Man was created first

  • Not good to be alone

  • God provided a partner/helper.

  • Men and women are created differently

  • A perfect fit (complement each other)

  • Two coming together to form one.

  • Ephesians 5:22-33 – The picture of marriage

The Consideration of Primary and Secondary Issues

  • We often hear. What does it matter? Why make a big deal about it?

  • It distracts us from the main thing. It has nothing to do with how someone is saved.

  • What is at stake is the inerrancy, infallibility, and sufficiency of Scripture… and the is not a secondary issue.

God’s plan (order, role, purpose)

  • Jesus did not send the Father but the other way around. 1 Cor. 15:24-28

  • Christ submitted to the will of the Father John 6:38

  • The Church today

  • The Family today

    • Look at our society today

    • Women, Men, Children… they are deciding who they want to be

    • This is a direct defiance to who God made us to be.

  • Our Society today

    • Little respect for authority

    • Coaches, Teachers, Civil Authority (My how things have changed)



  • We are equal before God, but it should be understood that we are made different.

  • With this comes the idea of responsibility and purpose (we complement each other)

  • We should find our joy in who God has created and called us to be.

  • Finding our joy and purpose in Christ.

  • Jesus is enough

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