‘Headship’: We’ve got the Wrong Idea

The idea that ‘headship’ equals ‘superior value’ is our idea, not God’s. When we realise that the relationship between man and woman is designed to imitate the relationship between God and Christ, we recognise that both roles are equally glorious.   Disclaimer: this passage speaks into a culture where A) gender distinctions were pretty black[…]

Practice that Brings Honour or Dishonour

The way we live speaks volumes – and we see in today’s passage that the practice of some men and women in the Corinthian church was not honouring to God and their community. 1 Corinthians 11:1-16 1 Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. 2 I praise you for remembering me in everything and for holding to[…]

The Order of God’s Kingdom

The issue of head coverings in the worship of the Corinthian church reveals the order of God’s kingdom, and the distinction and interdependence amongst his people as men and women. 1 Corinthians 11:1-16 1 Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. 2 I praise you for remembering me in everything and for holding to the traditions just[…]

Following Christ’s Example in our Relationships with Each Other

What example does Paul set in 1 Corinthians for how to live in relationship with each other? 1 Corinthians 11:1-16 1 Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. 2 I praise you for remembering me in everything and for holding to the traditions just as I passed them on to you. 3 But I want you to realize that[…]