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1 Corinthians 11

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Verse 1

1 Corinthians 11:1

Verse 2

1 Corinthians 11:2

Problems in the church at Corinth:

# 9 Problem of women behavior in worship (veils) ch. 11:2-2

Role of women in the work of the church

Verse 3

1 Corinthians 11:3

But -- contrast.

Head of Christ -- Philippians 2:6; Equal, but Christ submits to God. Woman is to submit to man though equal.

Verse 5

1 Corinthians 11:5

Were the Corinthians women praying and prophesing in the assembly? Probably so, but there were several things that Paul indicates were inappropriate about it.

Verse 7

1 Corinthians 11:7

Cover -- The covering could not be hair, or all men would have to be bald!

Verse 10

1 Corinthians 11:10

Because of the angels -- 1) Angels in the assembly, so respect proper decorum.


3) Angels who didn’t keep their proper order either were cast down. Judges 1:6.

Verse 16

1 Corinthians 11:16

No such custom -- for women to throw off the veil and function in the assembly as a man.

Custom -- NIV "practice", "sunetheia" (compound Greek word) usage, custom.

Verse 17

Problems in the church at Corinth:

# 9 Problem of incorrect observance of the Lord’s Supper - 11:17-34

I praise you not -- praise for you, a repeated word, and idea by Paul in this section. cf. 1 Corinthians 11:2; 1 Corinthians 11:22.

Verse 20

1 Corinthians 11:20

Not -- Lord’s supper -- What they were doing was not properly observing the Lord’s Supper.

Verse 23

1 Corinthians 11:23

LORD’S SUPPER - Matthew 26:26-28, 1 Corinthians 11:23-29,

"Upon first day of the week" - Acts 20:7,

Note: This is the same wording used for the weekly contribution-1 Corinthians 16:1-2 and for the Sabbath- Exodus 20:8.

The Lord’s Supper

1) Illustration about bronze "baby shoes", a reminder.’

2) Note the four passages where found. Three terms it is called in scripture.

v. 23 1) The authority of the L.S.

2) Time established - a solemn occasion

v.24 "Bread" - the body, broken (by whip, nails and spear)

figure of speech, (metaphor) like "door"; seed = word; vine, branches

Body - 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; Body spiritually is the church.

v.25 Cup = blood of the new covenant; Exodus 24:6-8; Hebrews 8:6; Hebrews 9:19-21.

In observing it we are saying "we will obey"

Everywhere, both bread and cup tied together.

v.24-25 "Do this in memory: - a memorial

No statues, relics, Easter

v. 26 "As often" -Acts 20:7 "first day of the week"

How many first days of the week in a year?

Ex 20 "Remember the sabbath" which sabbath? How often?

v. 26 1) This is a sermon we all preach to our neighbors.

2) We are to preach it til he comes back.

Verse 25

1 Corinthians 11:25

As oft as ye drink -- Not talking about the time, but that it is to be done in the manner of a memorial.

They met each first day (1 Corinthians 16:1-2) to worship and observe the Lord’s Supper.

Verse 29

1 Corinthians 11:29

The Lord’s body -- 1) Jesus’ body on the cross

2) The church as the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12).

Bibliographical Information
Gann, Windell. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 11". Gann's Commentary on the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gbc/1-corinthians-11.html. 2021.
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