Paul deals with three problems in the church life and worship of Corinth. He starts out here in chapter 11:3-16, dealing with the issue of male/female role relationships and how that is reflected in the worship of the church in Corinth (more precisely the issue is submission). The Corinthians had taken the view of “over-realized eschatology” they had wanted to remove the decorum of life this side of the resurrection and especially of submission and humility. So what we really need to grasp as we enter this text how Christ himself models both sacrificial headship and complete submission and by doing both and having male and female gender roles tied to Him in His work of redemption, Paul is admonishing us to see those gender roles are important because Christ ties them to the gospel!
Pastor Drew is a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He got his Masters of Divinity in 2010 and has been planting Omega OPC in Williamsport PA, since then. Check out some sermons by Pastor Drew Adcock Related Sermons Called What? (1 Corinthians 1:1-3) August 7, 2016 Lying About Christ (1 Corinthians 1:4-17) August 14, 2016 Wisdom that is Not wise (1 Corinthians 1:18-31) August 21, 2016 Mesmerized by Christ Crucified (1 Corinthians 2:1-5) August 29, 2016 Babies and Builder (1 Corinthians 3:1-15) September 11, 2016 All Things are Your’s! (1 Corinthians 3:16-23) September 18, 2016 The Kingdom Not in Talk (1 Corinthians 4:1-21) September 25, 2016 Purge the Evil (1 Corinthians 5:1-13) October 2, 2016 Otherworldly Etiquette (1 Corinthians 6:1-11) October 9, 2016 Conquest of Our Bodies (1 Corinthians 6:12-20) October 17, 2016 Super-Spiritual Misconceptions (1 Corinthians 7:1-16) October 23, 2016 Otherworldly… (read more)