by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 5 and 6 of a 9 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 5: Gender Issues
Series: Addressing The Issues
Stuart Briscoe
1 Corinthians 11:1-16

There's nothing new about gender issues. Paul addressed them in Corinth with reference to worship. The particulars differ, the principles still apply to us.

I. Approaching the Confusion.

A. A summary of the teaching.
1. The matter of "headship." vv. 3-6
a. God, Christ, and Man all exercise headship. v. 3

b. Men worship with heads covered - shame the head. v. 4

c. Women worship with heads uncovered - likewise. v. 5
i. She might as well be bald! v. 6

ii. But that is disgraceful too!

2. The matter of "image" and "glory." vv. 7-10
a. Man is the "image and glory of God." v. 7a

b. Woman is the "glory of man." v. 7b

c. Woman created "from" man and "for" man. vv. 8-9

d. Woman should have "authority on her head." v. 10


Part 6: Communion Behavior
Series: Addressing The Issues
Stuart Briscoe
1 Corinthians 11:17-34

Shortly before his crucifixion, Jesus shared bread and wine with His disciples. He asked them to continue doing this as a means of remembering Him. For almost two millennia the church has obeyed, but not without problems.

I. Trouble at the Table. vv. 17-22

A. Coming together-or coming apart?
1. Coming to…

2. Coming after…

3. Coming together… (7 usages)

B. Church or clique?
1. Called out people or…

2. Class conscious people.

C. Communion or commotion?
1. Celebrating the Lord's Supper or…

2. Decimating the Lord's people.
a. By selfish indulgence.

b. By self-centered insensitivity.
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