Submission (1 Corinthians 11:2-16 09/25/19

SUBMISSION

1 Corinthians 11:2-16

I. UNDER AUTHORITY (vs. 2-3)

    a. Why does Paul praise the Corinthian believers? ____________________________________________________

    b. What are the lines of authority Paul describes? ____________________________________________________

    c. When people are taught to defy authority, whose interests are being served? ____________________________

    _____________________________________________________________________________________________

II. SUBMISSION TO AUTHORITY (vs. 4-12)

    a. Paul states that men should not have their heads covered when praying or preaching. How do we observe this

    today? _______________________________________________________________________________________

    b. In the first century a married woman wore a head covering as a symbol of submission to her husband. Why is

    this important to know for the context of what Paul is saying? _________________________________________

    _____________________________________________________________________________________________

    c. In the first century for a woman to have a shaved head was symbolic of shamelessness or disgrace. Clearly Paul

    is not teaching that women should be disgraced. What is he saying? _____________________________________

    _____________________________________________________________________________________________

    d. Man was created in Whose image? ______________________________________________________________

    e. Verses 8-12 show that men and women are equal before God but have differing roles. Paul says we are

    not _____________ of each other.

III. THE NATURE OF THINGS (vs. 13-16)

    a. What is it if a man has long hair? ________________________________________________________________

    b. What is it if a woman has long hair? _____________________________________________________________

    c. Why is it that these inclinations have endured down through the centuries? ______________________________

    _____________________________________________________________________________________________

    d. All this said…(vs. 2-16) are any of these things given as command from the Lord? ________________________

    ____________________________________________________________________________________________

IV. Application: Is submission to authority a bad thing? ______________________ Is submission to authority a

necessary thing? _____________________________________Whose example must we follow to be right on this? _______________________________________________________________________________(Philippians 2:5-11)

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