Biblical Concept: Assembly, Women, and Speaking
(My verse titles.)
1 Corinthians 11:2-16, Women and spiritual assembly.
11:2, The Corinthians have positive volition.
11:3, Spiritual chain of command.† Note 11:10b.
11:4, Men: Maintain your spiritual leadership position.† Note 11:3b, 7a.
11:5a, Women: Participate with spiritual authority orientation.
11:5a, Women: During assembly, prophecy and pray only with a head covering.
11:5b, Women: Avoid spiritual rebellion.† Note 11:10.
11:6, Spiritual rebellion is disgraceful.
11:7a, The manís obligation to lead spiritually.
11:7b-10, The womanís obligation to be spiritually authority oriented.
11:10b, Compare 1 Corinthians 4:9; Ephesians 3:10 and 1 Timothy 5:21.
11:11-12, Man and woman: Spiritual balance.† See 1 Peter 3:7b and Galatians 3:28.
11:13a, Volitional appeal.
11:13-15, Paulís appeal to nature.† Corinthians: Do not be unnatural about women and assembly.
11:16, Corinthians: No other Churches have women participate in the assembly like you.
1 Corinthians 14:26-40, Orderly spiritual assembly.
14:26, Edification: The goal of assembly.
14:27-28, Limit tongues during assembly.
14:27, Tongues during assembly: 3 maximum, orderly and interpreted.
14:27b-28, Tongues during assembly: Interpreted or not at all.
14:28b, ďSpeak to himself and GodĒ is not the primary use of tongues. Compare 14:13ff and 1 Peter 4:10.
14:29-32, Limit prophecy during assembly.
14:29, Prophecy during assembly: 3 maximum, orderly (14:31a) and evaluated.
14:30, Prophecy toward another is evaluated by a third.
14:31, Prophecy = learning and exhortation.
14:32, Prophecy is subject to spiritual evaluation.
14:33a, Assembly: Peace and edification (14:26b) not confusion.
14:33b; Peace and edification (14:26) is for all churches.
14:33b-35, Assembly: Silent women are for all churches. Compare 11:5. Historical note: Men and women sat apart during assembly.
14:36, The vanity / seduction of originality.
14:37-38, Orient to Paulís apostolic authority.
14:37b, Paulís inspired and authoritative writing.
14:39a, Command: Seek prophecy.
14:39b, Command: Allow tongues.
14:40, Assembly: Properly and orderly.
1 Timothy 2:9-15, Assembly and Authority Oriented Women.
2:9-10, Women: Godliness not distraction.
2:11-12, Women and teaching: Quiet.
2:13-14, Spiritual background: Order then disorder.
2:15, The Womanís role: Raise godly children.