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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.

  1. 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)
  2. Find the command forms (i.e. imperatives) in vv. 2-16.
              Positive                           Negative


  3. Is Paul teaching here that men are better than women? Why or why not?

  4. 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?

  5. Does Paul approve of church divisions in 11:18-19? Why or why not?

  6. Why does Paul say that the church meal they shared was not the Lord's Supper?

  7. For how long a time are Christians to continue to eat the Lord's Supper? Are they to do this often or seldom?

  8. What are Christians supposed to think about when they eat the Lord's Supper?

  9. Why does God discipline Christians?

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