Sunday Service - November 14, 2021
This chapter of Corinthians begins by reminding the readers of the ordinances as determined by God. Paul said in this chapter that Christ should be the head of all men, and a man is the head of every woman. God is also the head of Jesus Christ. This means that there is a structure that should be followed.
Paul’s Instructions for Men and Women
According to Paul in 1 Corinthians Chapter 11, women were considered part of the man, being created for man and not the other way around. Paul explained that that when a man prayed, his head should not be covered because this would bring dishonor since this is not in the image of God.
However, if a woman prayed and did not hide her head, this was not honorable. She must have her head veiled and she should not be revealed. This would be much like having a woman’s head shaved to bring her shame. Paul said that a woman’s long hair brought her glory. But if her hair were short or cut off, it would bring her shame.
Paul Addresses Contentions in Church
Paul also talked in 1 Corinthians Chapter 11 about hearing of rumors that there was division inside the church. He said that when they come together, it was not always because of God. This kind of behavior was almost as if they despised God.
Paul told of how Jesus took the apostles together during the Last Supper, just before He was betrayed. He said that He broke bread with those around Him and told them that as often as they eat the bread and drink the cup that the Lord had given them, they are proclaiming that the Lord did come and He will come again.
As a result, Paul said, they should be treating each other with kindness for when Christ returns.