How often should the Lord's Supper be celebrated? Should churches have weekly communion? This thesis considers the subject of the frequency of the Lord's Supper, arguing that it should be practiced less than weekly. The author offers an outline of the historical practice of the church (particularly the Westminster tradition), then explores the doctrine of the sacrament and worship in order to prove his thesis.
What is the significance of man being created in the image of God? This article outlines the current state of exegesis on this doctrine and the problems connected with the traditional theological interpretation of Genesis 1:26. Next, he considers the newly recognized importance of intertestamental Judaism for a Christian doctrine of the image of God.
This article explores the importance of a right understanding of the preposition "anti" ("instead of") in 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 (v. 15). Padgett argues that various lexical choices make no difference in this case. Paul is stating that nature has given women hair instead of a covering. This conclusion adds probability to the alternative reading being proposed.
The most important models Paul urges his readers to imitate are those of himself, Christ, and God. He also directs his readers to the behavior of other individuals and occasionally reminds them of the example of other churches. There are also exhortations that his readers become "models" for others to imitate. Questions have been asked regarding the motivation behind Paul’s instruction.
This article wrestles with the instruction in 1 Corinthians 11 that women should wear head coverings. It deals with matters such as the meaning of "head," whether to translate verse 3 as "man and woman" or "husband and wife," and the meaning of head covering then and now. It considers the reasons why Paul wanted women to be covered. It concludes with how the church today is to apply the text.
Does the New Testament use the Old Testament in a contextual manner, that is, acknowledging the literary context from where the reference is taken? The thesis of this article is that Paul’s use of Exodus 32:6 in 1 Corinthians 10:7 and the flow of the argument in 1 Corinthians 10:1–13 are best understood against the literary context of covenant making, breaking, and renewal in Exodus 19-Exodus 34.
This paper contends that the determining factor in approaching and resolving questions pertaining to the role of women in the church is hermeneutics. Passages that deal with this topic are identified: 1 Timothy 2:8-15, 1 Corinthians 11:2-16, 1 Corinthians 14:34-36, Ephesians 5:22-33, Colossians 3:18-19, and 1 Peter 3:1-7.
1 Corinthians 11:26 shows that the Lord's Supper is a means of proclamation. Through the Lord's Supper, Christians proclaim the death of Christ to be a necessary, sacrificial, and covenantal death. Christians proclaim this during the Lord's Supper by grieving over sin, rejoicing in deliverance, and spreading the gospel of grace.
1 Corinthians 11:28 makes self-examination an imperative for coming to the Lord's Supper. This article shows that self-examination ought to be part of the Christian life, and that self examination should not be a threat, but rather an encouragement to come to Christ as presented in the Lord's Supper.
Working from 1 Corinthians 11:29, this article shows that the Lord's Supper is a unique meal due to its spiritual nature. Partaking of it requires the believer to rightly understand its purpose and meaning. Taking it wrongfully is an insult to Christ, and deserves God's judgment. However, when taken with a rightly prepared heart, the Lord's Supper is a blessing to the believer.
This article is a Bible study on 1 Corinthians 11:17-34.
This article is a Bible study on 1 Corinthians 11:2-16.
This is an extensive article on the Lord's Supper.