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Mark Minnick on 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 (Sermon Series)

Head Covering Sermons

Preacher: Mark Minnick | Sermons: 8 | Year preached: March-June 2015  | Church: Mount Calvary Baptist Church

Dr. Mark Minnick

After completing an M.A. in Bible from Bob Jones University in May 1977, Mark was burdened to continue his education. While continuing to pastor a small church in North Carolina, he began pursuing a doctoral degree. During this time, he accepted a call from Mount Calvary Baptist Church (Greenville, SC) to serve as a part-time associate pastor along with then-Pastor Jesse Boyd, a man with 40 years of pastoral ministry experience whose influence on Mark had already been formative. Soon he began teaching full-time at BJU, eventually teaching both Bible and Homiletics on the undergraduate and graduate levels. After three additional years, he completed a PhD in New Testament Interpretation in 1983 with a dissertation on “The Matthean Genealogy and Birth Account of Jesus Christ.”

For the next five years, he taught full-time and faithfully assisted Pastor Boyd as one “who poured water on the hands of Elijah” (2 Kings 3:11). In May 1989, Pastor Boyd handed over to Mark the reins of the ministry of Mount Calvary Baptist Church. At this point, he greatly reduced his University teaching role and became the first full-time pastor in the church’s 27-year history.

Since that time, God has expanded Mark’s ministry and provided even broader opportunities of service for him. He and his wife, Linda, have raised three girls, two of whom are now married. Mark is not only a pastor to his congregation. He regularly visits international mission fields to aid and encourage missionaries, serves on the boards of Gospel Fellowship Association Missions and the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship, and serves as a member of The Committee on the Bible’s Text and Translation.

Mount Calvary Baptist Church
The Choir at Mount Calvary Baptist Church (where Mark serves as Pastor).

It’s difficult to put into words how grateful we are that Pastor Mark Minnick preached through this section of Scripture. He goes through this passage slowly and with great exegetical care. It truly is one of our favorite sermon series on this passage. It is a must hear series and I’m sure after you listen you’ll want to pass it on to others too.

Part 1 - The Church's Tradition of Headcovering and UncoveringDOWNLOADMarch 15/15
Part 2 - The Disgracing of Spiritual HeadshipDOWNLOADMarch 22/15
Part 3 - Harmonizing I Timothy 2 & I Corinthians 14DOWNLOADApril 12, 2015
Part 4 - Why Signify Headship Symbolically?DOWNLOADApril 19, 2015
Part 5 - Because of the AngelsDOWNLOADApril 26, 2015
Part 6 - Acknowledgements and Personal EvaluationDOWNLOADMay 24, 2015
Part 7 - Questions And ContentionsDOWNLOADMay 31, 2015
Part 8 - Questions and Answers About HeadcoveringsDOWNLOADJune 14, 2015

>>> As an alternative to downloading them individually, you can also get them all together as a ZIP file.

It’s our 2nd Anniversary today!

It's Our 2nd Anniversary Today!

Today the Head Covering Movement celebrates our 2nd anniversary!

It’s truly been an incredible year and we’re grateful for the growth in readership and engagement. We’re encouraged to see how this teaching has spread in this short time but realize there’s still a lot more work to do. A special thank you to everyone that’s ever helped us in that mission by sharing our content. We’re looking forward to bringing this teaching to even more households in our third year.

Here’s a re-cap of some of the resources that have had the biggest impact in the last 12 months.

TOP SHARED VIDEO: An Introduction to Christian Head Covering (18,800+ views)
In the last year we recorded our first video and this one, which was our first, has received the most amount of views so far.

TOP SHARED TESTIMONY: Erin Burnett (150+ shares)
Erin is the youngest person (16 years old) to share her testimony with us. Her testimony obviously left an impression on our readers.

TOP SHARED ARTICLE: I Prayed About It (And I Don’t Feel Convicted To Cover) (1300+ shares)
Our most recent article is also the most shared resource we’ve ever posted on this site. It received over 1000 shares in the first 48 hours.

TOP SHARED GUEST POSTChristian Headcovering in India (100 shares)
Elaine Mingus went on a mission trip to India and came back to report if churches there are practicing this symbol.

TOP SHARED E-BOOK: Covered Glory (Condensed) (70+ shares)
David’s e-books have had a huge impact as he gives them away for free in the Kindle store. They were featured on many e-book deal websites producing thousands of downloads.

TOP SHARED SERMON: Head Coverings – Is it for today? (Lecture) (135+ shares)
Earlier this year Pastor Steve Bradley spoke to the student group at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary on the subject of head covering.

TOP SHARED QUOTE IMAGEDr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (165+ Facebook likes+shares)
Lloyd-Jones is a highly respected 20th century preacher. We were delighted to find out this year that he too believed in this symbol.

LARGEST MEDIA COVERAGE: Premier Christianity Magazine: My Headcovering Experiment
Late last year we were mentioned in Premier Christianity Magazine. The author gave a positive article after experimenting with headcovering.

We hope you enjoyed that re-cap. Now we want to hear from you.

We’d love it if you’d leave a comment below letting us know how you found out about HCM and how long you’ve been following the site. We’re looking forward to reading and interacting with your comments as we celebrate our 2nd year together.

Head Covering: A Timely and Exciting Symbol

This clip by Dr. Mark Minnick is fantastic. We share his excitement about this symbol and fully agree that it’s a very timely. Give it a listen. If you’d like to hear the full sermon you can listen to it here (look for the sermon on May 24/15.) We’ll be posting his sermon series on this topic as soon as he’s finished it (which we believe wraps up this coming Sunday.)

I Prayed About It (And I Don’t Feel Convicted To Cover)

I Prayed About it (And I Don't Feel Convicted to Cover)

Many years ago I read a letter from a Christian teen who revealed that he recently became intimate with his girlfriend. He said that he had been genuinely wrestling with if he should or should not, so he decided to pray about it. Like Gideon, he asked God to make his will clear, “God if she asks to come over tonight, I’ll know you’re okay with us having sex. If she doesn’t, I’ll know you’re against it.” Later that night he receives a call from his girlfriend asking to come over and the teenage boy ends up sleeping with her under a false sense of permission due to what he believes is an answered prayer. While that’s an extreme (but real) example, many of us have used his method for determining God’s will with other issues. In this article I’d like to show why we should not let our decisions be made by prayer, if we’re given direct and clear instructions in Scripture. Read more

Pourquoi le voile ? Raison #2 : Les anges

You can also read this article in English here.
Biblical Case for Head Coverings

“Lorsque Paul exhorte les femmes à se couvrir la tête “à cause des anges” il ne laisse plus de place au doute quant au fait que cet enseignement soit universel et intemporel.” – K.P. Yohannan (Fondateur de Gospel for Asia) 1) K.P. Yohannan – Head Coverings (2011, Believers Church Publications) Page 24

Parmi les versets difficiles que les chrétiens ont du mal à comprendre, 1 Corinthiens 11:10 arrive en tête de liste.

C’est pourquoi, à cause des anges, la femme doit porter sur la tête une marque d’autorité. (1 Cor 11:10)

L’apôtre Paul nous dit ici que la pratique du voile est requise à cause des anges. Donc à la limite ce que ce verset signifie pleinement importe peu, du moment que nous savons que c’est là, la raison que nous donne Paul pour son enseignement. Ce point a besoin d’être souligné. Il n’est pas nécessaire de chercher à comprendre ce que signifie ce verset ni d’en saisir pleinement le sens pour reconnaître qu’il indique la raison du voile. Cependant, sachant que ce verset contient la clé de cet enseignement, à combien plus forte raison nous ferons tout pour le comprendre ! La difficulté pour nous dans ce passage, c’est que Paul évoque les anges sans donner d’avantage d’explications. Probablement que l’église de Corinthe savait de quoi il s’agissait et n’avait donc pas besoin que Paul s’attarde d’avantage sur le sujet. Dans sa lettre aux Thessaloniciens, Paul mentionne qu’il leur a déjà expliqué les détails de la seconde venue de Christ quand il était avec eux (2 Thess 2:5). Il s’agit certainement d’une doctrine qui a été exposée en leur présence.

Ce verset sur les anges étant court et vague, nous ne pourrons pas déterminer de manière absolument certaine ce qu’il veut dire. Cependant, de nombreux passages dans l’Écriture concernent les anges et peuvent, je crois, nous éclairer quant au sens de ce verset. L’examen de ces passages va nous permettre de tirer deux conclusions pour nous permettre d’expliquer notre fameux verset. Les deux conclusions peuvent être justes puisqu’elles ne se contredisent pas, mais il se peut aussi qu’une seule des deux soit celle que Paul avait en tête. Read more


 K.P. Yohannan – Head Coverings (2011, Believers Church Publications) Page 24

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