Passage: 1 Corinthians 11:1-16
The subject today is women and men in the church. Some of the most confusing, misinterpreted statements found anywhere in the New Testament are in these verses we are about to read. And because of those confusing phrases, a lot of people ignore this passage.
- “At its most basic, [Scripture] makes two claims [about the ministry of men and women]: first, that men and women are equal image bearers worthy of equal honor and value; second, that men and women hold different roles, with men exercising a ‘headship’ that corresponds to a particular kind of authority in the church and the home.” So, what does headship mean? Explain your answer.
- How would you answer this question… Isn’t this whole passage just a cultural thing? Haven’t we moved on past that? Wasn’t Paul just making an accommodation for an ancient people?
- What’s the deal with head coverings and how does that apply to us? Give a biblical reason for your response. Don’t just give an opinion.
- How are men and women different from the perspective of scripture?
- How does scripture demonstrate that men and women are of equal value?