The Head Covering

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:1-16

The Standard

  • Imitate Christ (v. 1)
  • Hold firmly to apostolic traditions (v. 2)

Chain of Command

  • God, Christ, man, woman (v. 3)
  • This is about order, not about superiority/inferiority (Galatians 3:28)

Necessary Roles

  • Any organization or collective group has to be organized (1 Corinthians 12:14-31)
  • Man & woman are not independent of one another (v. 11-12)

Distinct Roles

  • Society has blurred the distinction between men & women
  • Does not even nature itself teach…” (v. 14-15) — nature itself consistently shows the distinct roles of males & females
  • God is not pleased when we abandon His design for something contrary to nature (Romans 1:26-27)

Dealing with Human Customs

  • Avoid contention (v. 16; Romans 14:1-3)
  • Always remember that Scripture trumps custom/tradition (Romans 3:4)

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