Subject of Headship:​​ Foundational

Paul’s personal references: Ch. 8,9,11

Setting of Headship:

Romans Christ & Adam, but no covering

Hebrews Christ & Adam, but no covering

Ephesians 5:22-23, ​​ Headship of the husband but no covering

1 Corinthians ​​ “the charter of the church” church order

1 Timothy 1:3,18,4:11,5:7,6:17, ​​ the charge to Timothy & to the church


Scope of Headship:Headship

Up to God, Divine order, Down to congregations of the saints.

Gen 1, In creation to the end consummation 1 Cor 15: “Then cometh the end”


The Survey of Headship:​​ Heads – God, Christ, Adam (3X), Husband, Man

Scrutiny of Headship: What will you do with it? Accept/Reject


Facts of Headship:

Fundamentals of Headship:

Fidelity to Headship:

Two genders, two roles, two sets of symbols, two modes of dress

Headship in the Godhead, Adam, The Body of Christ,​​ 

1 Chron 29:11 (David) – God – “Head above ALL”, God’s authority

Christ His RULE/Authority, or His ROLE/functions – Lordship = Rule – supremacy, sovereignty

​​ Headship – His Role or function

Lordship​​ – Responsibility to,​​ Headship​​ – Responsibility for

Lordship​​ goes back to redemption – Bought with a price (1 Cor 6:20,7:23),​​ Headship​​ goes back to Adam.

Ownership? 1 Cor 3:21-23

Phil – In the future ALL will eventually acknowledge Him.

God Christs Head –​​ NOT​​ God is Christ’s Lord and​​ NOT​​ “The Head of Christ is the Father”

God’s chosen order – Did it change? NO!

Forms of Headship:

Creational – Congregational – Only seen in the garden & the assembly – show the world!

Christ the head of the body – Eph 1, Col 1:18 organic headship

Administrative order of the church

Verse 12 not here Husband & wife (that is Eph 5:23) see Vs 12. (The husband doesn’t come out of the wife)

Facets of Headship:

Rom 5 – righteousness, 1 Cor 15 – ​​ resurrection, Heb 2 rule – Adam’s federal ​​ Headship Given to Christ fulfills.

Features of Headship:

Men & women, not bro & sis since goes back to creation order

Ordinances​​ (1X) 1 Cor 11:2​​ Traditions (12X) 2 Thes 2:15, 3:6 These three positive. Received & handed down

Ch. 15:3 “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received”

Subject to Christ – Subject to His word, Subject to gifts given – find and use

Ascending order – Christ at the top, assembling order – Christ in the middle.

Fulfill your role as delivered from above. Remain in your sphere from creation.

Not Inferiority or superiority. Gal 3:28 – Salvation order. Christ is not inferior to God but functionally subordinate!

1 Cor 11 – Paul deals with the uncovered head of the woman – Headship & its symbols.

1 Cor 14:34 Paul deals with Woman speaking “When you come together”.

Different​​ Approach – Audible/Silent, Apparel, Appearance Male & Female

Consequences – Sign or symbol of authority Vs. 10

the theological principle behind the practice.

Two sets of symbols – temporary & permanent, Physical but representative of a Spiritual reality

Everyday/ Permanent – Hair length

Assembly/Temporary – Head coverings

Both symbolize the same things

Loaf & Cup​​ 

Room of the unlearned

Physical & Spiritual

Vs 9-11 creation order hair

“When you come together” 5X in Ch. 11, 2X in Ch. 14

Vs 16 Contentious? Rom 5 Heb 2 Eph 5, not so much congregational

Head covering not just part of your wardrobe, but part of your worship.

Argument – 4-6, aught 7- aught not 10

Man uncovered – says my head (Christ) IS on Display – in the coming together

Woman covered – says my head (man) is NOT on display​​ 

Vs. 10 – Eph 3:10 the church teaching ​​ angels

1 Tim 2:13 Adam First, eve second

Value of both “in the Lord”

Not is a man in the room, but Creation order.

Titus 2 – one-on-one train

Teaching always associated with the church of God

Head covering answers to long hair – for – “answers to”

All the churches of God.

Reasons: Doctrinal, creatorial, celestial, natural, Physical, apostolic, Ch. 14 Commandments of the Lord

Teaching widened to all assemblies: 1:2, 4:17, 7:17, 11:16, ​​ 4:34



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Yours,​​ Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the splendor and the majesty, for everything in the heavens and on earth belongs to you. Yours,​​ Lord, is the kingdom, and​​ you are exalted as head over all.” (1 Chronicles 29:11, CSB)​​ 



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1 Corinthians 11:3


But I would have you know, that the​​ head​​ of every man is Christ; and the​​ head​​ of the woman​​ is​​ the man; and the​​ head​​ of Christ​​ is​​ God.​​ 



Ephesians 1:21–23


21​​ Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:​​ 22​​ And hath put all​​ things​​ under his feet, and gave him​​ to be​​ the​​ head over all​​ things​​ to the church,​​ 23​​ Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.​​ 



Ephesians 4:15–16


15​​ But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things,​​ which is the head,​​ even​​ Christ:​​ 16​​ From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.​​ 



Ephesians 5:23


For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.​​ 



Colossians 2:10–11


10​​ And ye are complete in him,​​ which is the head of all principality and power:​​ 11​​ In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:​​ 



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“It was good” – light, land & sea, vegetation, sun & Moon, marine life & birds, beasts & creeping things, all very good so far.

Genesis 2:18 “it is not good!”