CUSTOMS AND THE LORD'S SUPPER
1 Corinthians 11:2-34
Note: Among the Greeks, both men and women usually prayed
bareheaded. Among the Romans and the Jews, both men and
women usually covered their heads when they prayed.
- List five arguments that Paul makes to show that men should
uncover their heads and women cover theirs when they pray?
a. (vv. 3-5)
b. (vv. 7-9)
c. (v. 10)
d. (vv. 13-15)
e. (v. 16)
- Find the command forms (i.e. imperatives) in vv. 2-16.
- Is Paul teaching here that men are better than women? Why or
- In verse 16 Paul says, "we have no such custom"; is the custom
referred to the practices he has just commanded or the
Greek, Roman, and Jewish customs of that day? Why?
- Does Paul approve of church divisions in 11:18-19? Why or why
- Why does Paul say that the church meal they shared was not the
- For how long a time are Christians to continue to eat the
Lord's Supper? Are they to do this often or seldom?
- What are Christians supposed to think about when they eat the
- Why does God discipline Christians?
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