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Source: The Reformation Heritage KJV Study Bible (2014, Reformation Heritage Publishers) Page 1661

Headcovering in Corporate Worship (Tambov, Russia)

A video from a church in Tambov, Russia. It shows their choir, baptisms being performed as well as other clips from their Easter 2014 service. We thought this was a beautiful video to show how the symbol of headcovering looks in corporate worship.

A Uniquely Christian Symbol: How Head Coverings Were Unfamiliar To Everyone

A Uniquely Christian Symbol: How Head Coverings Were Unfamiliar To Everyone

When we read 1 Corinthians 11, our minds usually wonder about the culture of Corinth and the general customs of that time. “Maybe this was peculiar to the situation in that city? Maybe women wearing head coverings were normative back then? Maybe a man with his head covered stood for something bad in that culture?” When these questions are raised, the interpreter often concludes that since in our time and culture coverings aren’t normative and men wearing hats are not frowned upon, that we are free to abandon or change the symbol to something more meaningful to us. Though there are exegetical reasons for not taking this route, there are also cultural reasons for why that simply doesn’t work. See, behind this assumption is a belief that what Paul laid out regarding head covering was culturally normative, familiar, and meaningful. That’s just simply not true. Read more

Covering the Web: April 17/15

Covering The Web

Shining a spotlight on the head covering discussion happening worldwide.

    • The Command about Head Coverings (Disciples Perspective)
      “Last week we took a look at women wearing head coverings in corporate worship. We explored what a head covering is, why they are worn in church, and why the practice has almost become obsolete. This week, I hope to finish this two part series and explain why I wear a head covering during corporate worship.”
    • Christian Head Covering – Lesson 101 (Super Radical Christian Writer Chick)
      “Today’s head covering lesson comes from that place of looking and feeling beautiful while covered.”
    • Headcovering Testimony—Why I Cover (Maiden for Jesus)
      “I started into chapter 11 and as I read more, my forehead creased up and my eyes grew wide. I remember reading it several times, just to make sure I was reading it right. I personally did not know any christian women that covered their heads…well…at any time!”
    • The days when people wore hats (The Daily Republic)
      A testimony that this was the practice just a generation ago. “While men removed their hats when inside, women did not, certainly not in  church. I can’t recall why that was, but men were supposed to be hatless in church.”
    • What A Beautiful Day For A Godly Wedding!!! (Lilac Cottage Homemaker)
      Pictures of a wedding wear headcovering is practiced. “What a Blessing to be able to go to this wedding. The young lady and the young man both go to our Fellowship.”
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Let’s Pray Together

Let's Pray Together

[Guest Author(s): This article was written by Jessica Roldan & Kinuko Fukami who are Prayer Coordinators for the Head Covering Movement.]

“The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” -James 5:16

Prayer matters. It’s not the length of the prayer, the eloquence of the wording, or the feelings invoked by the experience that really matter. It’s God’s power. Prayer unleashes God’s might and invites miracles to happen. Jesus said it clearly:

“Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” –Matthew 18:19-20

We are on the cusp of a great transformation. God is at work, renewing our minds, and bringing our thoughts in alignment with His Word (Rom. 12:2). As we search out the truth of the headcovering ordinance with open minds and soft hearts, God reveals His wisdom to us, and empowers us to obey Him. But this process is not without resistance. There is much at stake in this spiritual battle:

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” –Ephesians 6:12 

We will experience push-back against our desire to obey God, in the form of various trials. They may be inner struggles, as we seek to understand the full meaning of the 1 Corinthians 11:1-16 text (the passage that talks about headcovering). Even after coming to a decision to headcover (or to suggest that your wife cover, if you’re a man), we’ve only accomplished about half the work; the other half is in actually establishing the habit of living out that obedience in our every day lives—no easy task, for some of us! Sometimes, the push-back comes in the form of outer conflicts, as we encounter opposition to our decision from well-meaning (and sometimes not so well-meaning) folks: friends; fellow church members; or hardest of all, family. Therefore, the need for prayer.

Whatever we may be going through, we have the awesome opportunity to support each other through our prayers! Though sometimes far apart geographically, we can experience spiritual unity through Christ, as we pray together in His name. Would you like to join us in praying for needs specific to the headcovering issue? You can do so by entering your e-mail in the form below and then clicking “subscribe”.



 

Or would you like to submit a prayer request? Please let us know below. If you do request prayer, we will send out your petition to the prayer list (don’t worry, we will not publish any sensitive information).

  • Helps our prayers for you to feel more personal. Just your country and/or state/province is sufficient.
  • Prayer requests should be related to the symbol of headcovering and/or the truth it represents (submission/authority).
  • You may re-request prayer (even for the same issue) at any time after the time has expired.

 

We will be sending out a prayer list every Sunday night, so that we can pray together in unison on MONDAY.

We are so excited to be able to join hands (spiritually) with other Christians, as we pray for each other while seriously seeking God’s will regarding the headcovering doctrine! We can’t wait to see the hand of God move as we intercede for each other in Jesus’ name!

 

“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints…” -Ephesians 6:18

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