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1 Corinthians 11 - Part B

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September 1, 2022 6:00 am

1 Corinthians 11 - Part B

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September 1, 2022 6:00 am

God loves everyone in His family exactly the same. And in this message, Skip shares how God works through every person in His church to accomplish His will.

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We are entered. This is why I see value in men's groups and all you women's groups, but I really see is supreme value when men and women share with one another in the same assembly there is interdependence in the body of Christ. Everyone is the God uses to everyone in his church to further his purpose today on connect with Skip Heitzig Skip shares how many women have a partnership in the body of Christ and what it means for you right now to tell you about a resource that will encourage to be part of cultivating a more loving church than ever before. The most recent U.S. Census revealed that our population is much more diverse than ever before. In fact, over the past 10 years. Our multiracial population increased 276% which presents new challenges here. Skip, I think to say that this nation is divided would be a gross understatement but I am not going to fix sides. Politically I am to take sides, morally, spiritually, and biblically, to raise the conversation to a different level to a higher level to a biblical level because the issue is I see it is not a skin issue is much as it is a sin issue to help you understand this divisive issue from a defined stack to $20 or more today to this Bible teaching ministry pastor sketchbook that the church and racism is teaching.

Teaching conversation with pastor Tony Clark get these relevant resources today when you get online securely or call 819 to 1888 Chapter 11 as we join Skip Heitzig for today's though Jesus is God. Jesus with God because he himself is God. No distinct from the father as a person with God with father yet Jesus did make this statement by father is greater than II don't know why that throws some people because it's a pretty easy statement. Jesus didn't say my father is better than I am. My father's greater than IMX. This principle submission authority is greater.

You have bosses, some of you works for the people who hired you to do a job. Some of you are bosses.

Let's just say you work for a boss. You may be much smarter than your boss. Some of your nodding like I am much smarter than my boss. That's why hired or she hired me, but your boss is still greater than you not better than you, but greater than you.

If I encounter police officer on the street who decides to write me up a friendly little notice of some kind, either a reminder or assignment call the ticket. I submit to that because the officer is greater than I am not better than I am but is greater than you see the difference. The President of the United States is not better than I am. No political jokes. He's not better but is greater.

He has a position he has an office just like husband in a marriage has an office just like the father has an office in the Godhead and just like Christ. As an office in all the world over every man so it's that principle of of submission and authority interesting in Genesis chapter 5 when it retells the creation of humanity. Well actually marked because I just thought it was interesting addendum to this is, is this is the book of the genealogy of Adam in the day that God created man, he made him in the likeness of God he created them, whose them. Adam Malin's email and bless them and called them mankind best English translations. The Hebrew translation is Adam. He made them male and female, and called them. Adam in the day they were created, not the abdomen says or the Adams family. God called him Adam. So I want you to know the head of every man is bringing this authority structure is Christ, the head of woman is man, the head of Christ is God now continuing that that's the general principle of authority and order.

Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head for that is one and the same as if her head were shaved woman is covered, or if a woman is not covered letter also be sworn, but if it is shameful for a woman to be shorter shape B cover no go back to verse five.

Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head. Now most people read out and they think okay somehow if I put a covering over my head and I'm a dude I'm dishonoring like my head I'm doing some bad my head notices the head of every man assume Christ. So if the head of every man is Christ. I think what is referring to is this when, when, or a man in that culture during that time period were to cover his head when he prays he's dishonoring his head. Christ so this this begs a little bit of explanation, it seems that Paul is referring to a practice that really didn't become a wholesale Jewish practice until about the third century A.D., but there were already leaning supported at this time and that is when men were to pray they were they would pray today. If you go to see people in Israel men pray with a colleague prayer shawl men cover their head or they put a keep on their head and then they cover their head with assault after an Orthodox man when they pray in the time leading the prayer shawl has something called seat seat on the end about those of the little French knots that remind them of the 613 commandments. So you got the tall eat with the TT and Celica rafts, drives I gonna do some of that but that was never a Jewish practice until it became codified around the third century A.D. as I said there were already leaning supported that during this time the divorce. You need to cover your head when you pray to God, while Jewish men never did that. As I said until this movement came into that was a morbid town music movement was in it. There is no biblical directive for men to pray with her head covered anywhere in the Old Testament.

This came from the idea that when Moses came down from the mountain received the commandments, he put a veil over his face and covered his face and so they said just like Moses covered his face out of reverence for God honoring the glory of God. So men should cover their heads, so keep that in mind, right you got that thought that explanation go forward to second Corinthians, just flip a few pages just go right down the street until you come to second Corinthians chapter 3. Now watch this verse seven, the ministry of death, written and engraved on stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because the glory of his countenance, which glory was passing away.

How will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious. For if the ministry of condemnation had glory.

Ministry of righteousness succeeds much more in glory for even what was made glorious had no glory in this respect because of the glory that excels for what for. If what is passing away was glorious. What remains is much more glorious. Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech.

Unlike Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the end of what was passing away, but their minds were blinded for until this day the same veil remains unlisted in the reading of the Old Testament because the veil is taken away in Christ. So there was already this movement starting were Jewish men would wear shawls on their head to cover their head because according to Paul, it was a misunderstanding of Moses, who covered his head with policies. Moses didn't cover his head to honor God's glory. Moses covered his face, because the glory that was evident in the shining face of Moses was fading away and he didn't want people to see that fading away departed so if you pray with your head uncovered you are dishonoring your head Christ because according to Paul, the veil is taken away in Christ. You don't need that tradition, you just come as you are just the way God made you as a man you want to cover your head if you do, he is saying you are dishonoring your head. That's what I believe it's in reference to, but verse five. In contrast to that every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head. Her head this case being her husband for that is one and the same as if her head were shaved in those days.

In those days, and in that culture. Women married woman good women all would walk out of the house in public with some kind of head covering the only women that did not wear a veil or a head covering was typically a prostitute during the record Greco-Roman culture.

There were two things going on.

You know that in Corinth there was a lot of prostitutes because of the temple of Aphrodite and told you that a number of occasions the thousand priestesses on the Acropolis.

They would come down, not wearing a veil with their header would be out there head would be uncovered because it show off the goods. The idea covering is that I am not exposed to anyone except my husband is the idea of a veil is is that you cover things up. It's very typical today. If you go to the Middle East. There's a immodesty standard that goes without saying that American tourists are told in certain places that men need to cover their needs. Women need to cover their shoulders in the very least, but Islamic cultures women cover their heads. He job and then the religious also will cover their faces as well on the key to cover their face and the ideas that I am sheltering myself and the only one I will expose myself to is my husband. That same kind of culture existed 2000 years ago and ended in these parts of the world. Now I'm convinced that Paul was writing to a Western modern culture. He wouldn't have the same directives because the wearing a veil is not that made a statement back then or not wearing a veil that made a statement back then is not making the same statement today so verse six. If a woman is not covered letter. Also be sure. So get this. There was not only the idea prostitutes not wearing veils, but there was in Rome and Roman culture and in Greco-Roman society already a feminist movement where women are in that era, and there was a nurse. You can read the history books on this how that even in Rome. They'll shut themselves a woman shot themselves in the Coliseum and protest. On one occasion against almost like a suffrage movement but women would cut their hair very short and the statement is I am equal to a man I don't have to wear a veil and so in the 60s women would burn their bras back in antiquity. It would burn there veils are further veils of and that the idea was equality. So Paul knows that this is a tendency in the culture and there's confusion in the worship assembly so is trying to just sort of make things easier for them when they get together so verse seven.

For a man indeed ought not to cover his head since he is the image and glory of God. But woman is the glory of man for man is not from woman, but woman from man Ellie speaking chronologically.

God created Adam first, and then use a portion of the side of Adam and created Eve and brought the woman to the man says I'm gonna make a helper suitable for him and that was he nor was man created for the woman, but woman for demand. For this reason the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head and this is interesting because of the Angels. What is he mean by that because of the Angels he means one of three things I believe you can you can take your pick. I'll tell you which one I leaned number one son think he is referring to Genesis chapter 6 when it talks about a group that some scholars believe are angelic beings versus the sons of God looked and saw the daughters of men that they were fair and there was a cohabitation between these angelic beings and human women.

According to the rabbis it was when these spirits saw the women's long hair that that's were tempted. So, some believe that Paul is referencing that that the Angels fell because of the Angels you know they they didn't keep their authority structure and submission to God, they fell in Genesis chapter 6 that's one interpretation. Interpretation number two is this a reference to Isaiah chapter 6 where he gets a vision of God the glory of God. And there's the Angels worshiping before God and this is the Angels had six wings with two they would cover their faces, with two they would cover their feet, and with two they would fly so these angels cover themselves as an act of submission to God. Likewise, it should be that way among women in the church of Corinth interpretation number three Paul could be just referring to the fact that when we worship angels are present. Angels join in. Angels are observed. We know that they do observe that they look into. They have a desire to look into the things of salvation we interest them. The fact that God is so gracious to us is very interesting to angelic beings is like the study yes so that when we worship their present so it could be an eyesore lien to this interpretation just the simplest that you know you my computers it won't care about pleasing anybody else Alicia to care about beaker care about the fact that angels are present in their scope and you up. You always have that audience. So if for this reason, women are two of a symbol of authority on her head because of the Angels you take your pick is which interpretation of any of those three or you might have another one. I don't know about, but whatever. Nevertheless, neither is man. I like that he balances that balances out. Nevertheless, neither is man independent of woman nor woman independent of man in the Lord. We are interdependent. This is why I see of value in men's groups and of value in women's groups, but I really see is supreme value when men and women get together and share with one another in the same assembly there is an interdependence for verse 12 as woman came from man, even so man also comes through woman but all women, but all things are from God. You understand what that is the first woman came from man, Eve came from Adam without was a one-off.

After that, since then every single man came from woman were born from our mothers. Man cannot bear children.

I know unfortunately get in trouble saying words like that today.

I'll get letters no yes I do know so verse 13 judge among yourselves. Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered, does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair. It is a dishonor to him. But if a woman has long hair is glory to her for her hair is given to her for a covering. Now here I do see an ancient thing that Paul is talking about a local tradition in a Greco-Roman culture that it may not spill over into the day, but this part does this part does because whether it was a Greek culture Roman culture Jewish Jewish culture.

Most every culture in most of the culture. Most men have shorter hair than women.

Always has been.

Today I sent a big issue but I'm missing in most cultures and his wife just part of nature. Women have solar picker longer hair grows more easily. There's three stages to hair growth.

Growth resting and fallout and man because of the presence of testosterone get to phase 3 much quicker and more regularly women because of estrogen walk into phase 1.

Longer so they have the date they can grow hair men. After Wally it it tends to distort the level of so that's nature does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair it's a dishonor to.

I remember back in the Jesus movement the hippie days in California when this became a huge issue and pastors in our local area of Southern California used to really climb down on us and our pastor for allowing people like me to come to church with long hair and Mike. I grew my hair.

Well, quite long back in and what's interesting is that the one who was defending us was a bald man. I was struck Smith, so it was just it was an interesting moment in church history, and he did defend us because when people would say what the Bible says it's a sin for a man to have long hair. Chuck would say Bible insights ascended just as nature says it's a shame not a sin or dishonor just by the nature of things. But then he would say this. What is long and how do you define longhair, would you say what would you say about George Washington our first president who had a ponytail and I wasn't awake he wore was his natural hair. Anyway, verse 16 kinda concluded more I could say but if anyone seems to be contentious.

We have no such custom, nor do the churches of God and some people do want to be contentious one argue over this and let them argue, but Paul is saying we don't have any such custom order the churches but it's just not a big deal. It's an issue there and Corinth. It's an issue there in certain parts of the world and the church is that of Paul started around the Empire.

I am convinced of Paul writing to a modern Western culture. He would write the same kinds of issues because they are not the same kind of thoughts on cultural mores or signals that were back in that day anyone seems to be contentious. We have no such custom, nor do the churches of God. So all of that to say this, we have no rules on how you should dress when you come to church except you should be modest and you know you should never dress to draw attention to yourself and some people some some gals will want to address, since in a provocative way seem to be saying it's very important to me that you look at me, check me out because they dress ends in a provocative way so as to direct action attention to themselves. So when it comes to the issue of what close to where what kind of haircut to have understand this the real issue is that your old nature needs a haircut and circumcise the foreskin of your heart. The Bible says that's really the issue. The inward man more than the hour and looks at the outward appearance, God looks concluded Skip a text message series expound first Karen to Skip to share how you can keep these messages coming your way and connect others around the world with God's truth. God's truth is the best foundation you can build your life on that. Our goal here is to empower your life with his truth through these Bible teaching so would you please consider giving a gift today to keep the messages coming to you and to help more people build their lives on God's word here so you can give a gift to help more listeners like you build an unshakable faith visit to give a gift that's or call 800-922-1888, 800-922-1888.

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