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Butterworth Gospel Hall R ECAPITULATION : DOCTRINES OF THE CHURCH I.T HE U NIVERSAL C HURCH. II.T HE L OCAL C HURCH. III. T HE P ROBLEMS IN THE L OCAL.

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1 Butterworth Gospel Hall R ECAPITULATION : DOCTRINES OF THE CHURCH I.T HE U NIVERSAL C HURCH. II.T HE L OCAL C HURCH. III. T HE P ROBLEMS IN THE L OCAL C HURCH IN C ORINTH.

2 III. T HE P ROBLEMS OF THE L OCAL C HURCH IN C ORINTH PROBLEMS RAISED BY CHLOES REPORT: (1:11) 02 JUNE, PT. I – CHS. 1-4: DISUNITY AND IMMATURITY 09 JUNE, PT. II – CHS. 5, 6: IMMORALITY AND LITIGATION 01 SEPT PT. III – CHS THE CHURCHS INQUIRIES RE. RELATIONSHIPS: CH. 7 – BETWEEN MALE AND FEMALE.

3 08 SEPT – PT. IV – CH. 8 – BETWEEN THE STRONG AND WEAK. CH. 9 – BETWEEN THE MISSIONARY AND THE MEMBERS. CH. 10 – ISRAEL AND THE CHURCH. 06 APR – PT. V CH. 11:3-16 – THE PROBLEM OF HEADDRESS IN RECOGNITION OF HEADSHIP (a):– THE CONTEXT OF THE TEXT 13 APR – PT. V (b): – THE CHALLENGES TO THE TEXT

4 CH. 11:3-16: THE PROBLEM OF HEADDRESS IN RECOGNITION OF HEADSHIP: THE CONTEXT THE RELEVANCE OF THE PASSAGE TO ORDER IN A CHURCH GATHERING. CHS A. The Assembling of the Local Church – 1. The Occurrences of church/churches a.when ye come together in the church 11:17, 18, 20, 33; 14:23, 26 6 occ. in chs b.in the church/in church/ in churches 14:4, 5, 12, 19, 28, 33, 34, occ. in ch.14; cf.11:16

5 I. T HE R ELEVANCE OF THE P ASSAGE TO O RDER IN A C HURCH G ATHERING. C HS A. The Assembling of the Local Church. Consider the Context. 1. The Occurrences of church/churches 2. The Occasions referred to: a. The Lords Supper. I Cor. 11:18, 20 b. Prayer/Prophesying Service. 11:4f, 14:13-15 c. Thanksgiving/Teaching/Tongue- Speaking/Worship/Singing... 14:23, 25, 26

6 A. The Assembling of the Local Church B. The Authority of the Passage in the Context. 1. Commended Ordinances that needed further Observance. I Cor. 11:2, 3a, 23; II Thes. 2:15; 3:6 2. Not Pauls Prejudiced Counsel, but the Lords Commandments.14:37, Not the Custom of Churches to be Contentious though individuals may not Consent. 11:16 4. The Concluding Order demanded – Propriety and Productivity. 14:40, 26 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant. But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.

7 I Cor. 11:3 A. The Principle and Practice of Headships in a Church Gathering. I. The Observance of Headship. 11:3-16 The Rights – Jn. 5:18ff; 10:30, 33; Phil. 2:5-8 Christ Jesus: Who, existing in the form of God, counted not the being on an equality with God a thing to be grasped, The Roles – … but emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men; The Responsibilities – …and being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself becoming obedient even unto death, yea, the death of the cross.. Cf. Heb. 5:8 1. The Head of Christ is God. When all things shall be subdued unto Him, then shall the Son also Himself be subject unto Him that put all things under Him, that God may be all in all. 15:28

8 I Cor. 11:3 The Equal Rights with Christ. Jn. 1:12; I Jn. 3:1; Rom. 8:17; He. 2:11 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; …For both He that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause He is not ashamed to call them brethren… The Role of Headship: Jn. 13:13 Ye call Me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. The Responsibility: Lk. 6:46 And why call ye Me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? 2. the head of every man is Christ;

9 A. The Principle and Practice of Headships in a Church Gathering. I Cor. Chap the head of the woman is the man The Rights of Equality: Gal. 3:28 The Roles of Headship: Eph. 5:22f The Responsibility in Headship: In the Home: Eph. 5:22, 25 Its Representation: Eph. 5:23, 25 the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord… Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it.

10 3. the head of the woman is the man For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: 11:5 but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. 11:6 The Responsibility in Headship: In the Church

11 Let her be covered… 3. the head of the woman is the man [Gk. katakalupto = cover wholly, Veiled] 11:6 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, …as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man 11:7b if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering [Gk. peribolaion = something thrown around, Vesture, Heb. 1:12] (11:15) Whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. (10:31 ct. 1:29) For this reason, and because of the angels, the woman ought to have a sign of authority on her head. (11:10, NIV) Cp. Eph. 3:9-11 No flesh should glory in His presence … he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. I Cor. 1:29, 31

12 B. T HE R EASONS AND R ATIONALE BEHIND THE I NSTRUCTIONS [Based on the Principle of Divine Headship and Hierarchy. I Cor. 11:3] 1.For the Man: He ought not to Cover: he is the image and glory of God (11:7a); the man is not of the woman (11:8); neither was the man created for the woman; (11:9a) Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him? (11:14, 15)

13 1. For the Man: He ought not to Cover. 2. For the Woman: She ought to Cover: the woman is the glory of the man11:7b the woman of [from] the man 11:8b and [created] for the man 11:9b and because of the angels11:10 if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her for her hair is given her for a covering. 11:15 3. For the Man and Woman: Both are not without the other, and one is of and by the other. 11:11, 12

14 C. T HE R EFUSAL AND THE R EPERCUSSION OF NON - COMPLIANCE For the Man: He dishonours his Head. Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his Head. (11:4) For the Woman: She dishonours her head. (11:5, 6) And it is Shameful (11:6b) But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven… but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn (lit. = shear i.e. with scissors) or shaven (with razor), let her be covered. Also it is a shame for women to speak in the church. (14:35 cp. I Tim. 2:12-14)

15 A SHAME FOR A MAN! I COR. 11:14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him? For A Man: Having long hair is a Shame. It Covers his headship Role. It Covers his leadership Responsibilities. It Can be Compared to a Nazarite bearing Reproach outside the camp. Num. 6:2, 3, 5, 6; Heb. 13:13 Was Jesus a Nazarite? Ct. Mt. 2:23; Mk. 1:9 cf. 2:16 It Contradicts Nature. I Cor. 11:14

16 A SHAME F OR A W OMAN ! I C OR. 11:6 if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. She is Usurping the Role… Of Christ – she dishonours her Head; Of Man – she is shaved or shorn; She is not Using her gifts Rightly – I Cor. 14:35 for it is a shame for women to speak in the church. Cp. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. I Tim. 2:12 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?I Cor. 11:13

17 SHAME Aischyne. Only in I Cor. 11:6; 14:35 [re:woman] From root (aischynomai) = disfigurement, i.e. disgrace Translated in KJV (shame5); dishonesty (1) = 6 Atimia = a-time I Cor. 11:14 [re: man] From root = a = negative + tino = a value, i.e. money paid, valuables; by analogy esteem (esp. of the highest degree or dignity; honour, precious, price) Translated in KJV (honour 35); price (8); sum (1); precious (1) = 43

18 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered? I Cor. 11:13 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.

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