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.