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Bukit Mertajam Gospel Centre 
(22 Sep. 2013) 
Recapitulation: 
The Local Church – its People 
A. The Place Name of the Church 
B. The People Who Make Up the Church. 
C. The Personnel in the Local Church. 
D. IT IS SELF-SUPPORTING 
E. IT IS SELF-PROPAGATING 
17 Aug. 2014 Bukit Mertajam Gospel Centre 
DOCTRINES OF THE CHURCH 
I. The Universal Church. 
II. The Local Church. 
III. The Problems in the Local Church in Corinth. 
Problems Raised by Chloe’s Report: (1:11) 
Chs. 1-4: Disunity and Immaturity 
Chs. 5, 6: Immorality and Litigation 
Chs. 7-10: Inquiries Re: Relationships 
Chs. 11-14: Participation in a Public Gathering 
Ch. 11:3-16: The Problem of Headdress in Recognition of His Headship 
Pt. I – The Context of the Text 
Pt. II – The Challenges to the Text 
Pt. III – 11:17-34: The Problem of Holiness in Recognition of His Lordship 
Ch. 11:3-16: The Problem of Headdress in Recognition of Headship: The Context 
I. THE RELEVANCE OF THE PASSAGE TO ORDER IN A CHURCH GATHERING. Chs. 11-14 
A. The Assembling of the Local Church – Consider the Context. 
1. The Occurrences of church/churches 
“when ye come together in the church” 11:17, 18, 20, 33; 14:23, 26 6 occ. in chs. 11-14 
“in the church”/”in church”/ “in churches” 14:4, 5, 12, 19, 28, 33, 34, 35. 
8 occ. in ch.14; cf.11:16 
2. The Occasions referred to: 
a. The Lord’s 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 
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 Paul’s Prejudiced Caution, but the Lord’s Commandments. 14:37, 38 
3. 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 
II. THE REGULATED PARTIES IN THE CONTEXT. 
The Rights, Roles and Responsibilities of God, Christ, Men and Women in the church gathering.11:3-16 
The Remembrance of Christ at the Lord’s Supper. 11:17-34 
The Responsibilities of Gifts in the church. 12:1-31 
The Relationships of Love in the church. 13:1-13 
The Regulations for Participation in a Public gathering in a church service. 14:1-40 
The Problems in Public Participation 
The Problem of Headdress in Recognition of Headship - I Cor. 11:3-16 
Every man…having his head covered, dishonoureth his head…every woman…with her head 
uncovered dishonoureth her head… I Cor. 11:4, 5 
But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God. 
I Cor. 11:16 
I Cor. 11:3 A. The Principle and Practice of Headships in a Church Gathering. 
I. Its Observance of Headship. 11:3-16 
1. The Head of Christ is God. 
 The Rights of Equality – Jn. 5:18; 10:30, 33 
 No Reference to Superiority or Inferiority!
 The Roles of Headship Order – Phil. 2:6-8 
2. the head of every man is Christ; 
 The Rights of “Equality” Jn. 1:12; I Jn. 3:1; Rom. 8:17; Heb. 2:11 
 The Roles of Headship: Jn. 13:13; Lk. 6:46 
3. the head of the woman is the man 
 The Reality of Equality: Gal. 3:28 
 The Roles of Headship: Eph. 5:22f 
For if the woman be not covered,let her also be shorn: 11:6a 
but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. 11:6b 
Let her be covered… 
[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) 
B. The Reasons and Rationale behind the Instructions 
[Based on the Principle of Divine Headship and Hierarchy. I Cor. 11:3] 
[To Continue next Week]

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The Local Church and its problems Part 1

  • 1. Bukit Mertajam Gospel Centre (22 Sep. 2013) Recapitulation: The Local Church – its People A. The Place Name of the Church B. The People Who Make Up the Church. C. The Personnel in the Local Church. D. IT IS SELF-SUPPORTING E. IT IS SELF-PROPAGATING 17 Aug. 2014 Bukit Mertajam Gospel Centre DOCTRINES OF THE CHURCH I. The Universal Church. II. The Local Church. III. The Problems in the Local Church in Corinth. Problems Raised by Chloe’s Report: (1:11) Chs. 1-4: Disunity and Immaturity Chs. 5, 6: Immorality and Litigation Chs. 7-10: Inquiries Re: Relationships Chs. 11-14: Participation in a Public Gathering Ch. 11:3-16: The Problem of Headdress in Recognition of His Headship Pt. I – The Context of the Text Pt. II – The Challenges to the Text Pt. III – 11:17-34: The Problem of Holiness in Recognition of His Lordship Ch. 11:3-16: The Problem of Headdress in Recognition of Headship: The Context I. THE RELEVANCE OF THE PASSAGE TO ORDER IN A CHURCH GATHERING. Chs. 11-14 A. The Assembling of the Local Church – Consider the Context. 1. The Occurrences of church/churches “when ye come together in the church” 11:17, 18, 20, 33; 14:23, 26 6 occ. in chs. 11-14 “in the church”/”in church”/ “in churches” 14:4, 5, 12, 19, 28, 33, 34, 35. 8 occ. in ch.14; cf.11:16 2. The Occasions referred to: a. The Lord’s 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 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 Paul’s Prejudiced Caution, but the Lord’s Commandments. 14:37, 38 3. 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 II. THE REGULATED PARTIES IN THE CONTEXT. The Rights, Roles and Responsibilities of God, Christ, Men and Women in the church gathering.11:3-16 The Remembrance of Christ at the Lord’s Supper. 11:17-34 The Responsibilities of Gifts in the church. 12:1-31 The Relationships of Love in the church. 13:1-13 The Regulations for Participation in a Public gathering in a church service. 14:1-40 The Problems in Public Participation The Problem of Headdress in Recognition of Headship - I Cor. 11:3-16 Every man…having his head covered, dishonoureth his head…every woman…with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head… I Cor. 11:4, 5 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God. I Cor. 11:16 I Cor. 11:3 A. The Principle and Practice of Headships in a Church Gathering. I. Its Observance of Headship. 11:3-16 1. The Head of Christ is God.  The Rights of Equality – Jn. 5:18; 10:30, 33  No Reference to Superiority or Inferiority!
  • 2.  The Roles of Headship Order – Phil. 2:6-8 2. the head of every man is Christ;  The Rights of “Equality” Jn. 1:12; I Jn. 3:1; Rom. 8:17; Heb. 2:11  The Roles of Headship: Jn. 13:13; Lk. 6:46 3. the head of the woman is the man  The Reality of Equality: Gal. 3:28  The Roles of Headship: Eph. 5:22f For if the woman be not covered,let her also be shorn: 11:6a but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. 11:6b Let her be covered… [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) B. The Reasons and Rationale behind the Instructions [Based on the Principle of Divine Headship and Hierarchy. I Cor. 11:3] [To Continue next Week]