Cross Word: Headship (1 Corinthians 11:2-16)
Topic: Sermons Passage: 1 Corinthians 11:2–11:16
If you haven’t seen yet, Potomac Hills will be going on a new Mission Trip this summer! After four years of trips to help St. Andrews Kirk in Nassau, Bahamas, we’re going to be sending our main team to the Carolina Mountain Mission at Camp Hope in Canton, NC. There are a variety of projects to participate in, and it’s a great opportunity to serve and spend a week this summer. Please be praying about whether you can be part of this team! If you still have a burden for Nassau, Ann Marie Davis is working on a trip there in late June.
We’re starting a new section of 1 Corinthians this Sunday. Chapters 11-14 address various aspects of worship (including the “love” chapter 13) and spiritual gifts. And this first passage addresses some question or concern that the Corinthians had about women’s hair length and head coverings. It’s a passage that is easy to read with 21-century eyes and be either bewildered or angered by. Some of the commentaries that I’ve read tend to dismiss it with a “Paul didn’t know better, we’re much more wise about gender dynamics and roles.” But I don’t think we have that option if we hold the Scriptures to be inerrant and inspired by the Holy Spirit. So we’ll need to sort out what was culturally-bound and what are the timeless principles at work.
I look forward to worshipping with you this Sunday. And as we saw last week with a marriage proposal coming right after the benediction, you never know what you’ll miss if you’re not there! -Dave