Navigate / search

Heard a good sermon on head covering or biblical manhood/womanhood? Tell us about it here.

The Headcovering (Sermon)

Head Covering Sermons

Preacher: Rev. Colin Mercer | Sermon Length: 43 min | Year preached: February 2003

Rev. Colin Mercer

Rev. Colin Mercer is the senior minister of Faith Free Presbyterian Church. He and his family moved to Greenville from Northern Ireland in September, 2009. He was converted to Christ at the age of eight. He commenced attending his local Free Presbyterian Church in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, as a young teenager and soon became involved in the ministry of that congregation. He served as a Sunday School teacher and participated in Youth meetings and open air services. In 1988 he was called by God to prepare for the gospel ministry and consequently in September 1989 commenced studies in the Theological Hall of the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster. On the completion of his studies he accepted a call from the Castlederg congregation and was ordained and installed on 21st January 1994. In 1999 Rev. Mercer moved to Mourne Free Presbyterian Church, and accepted the Lord’s call to Faith in May 2009.

Mr. Mercer and his wife, Heather, have two daughters, Lois is a student at Bob Jones University and Hannah attends Bob Jones Academy.

The subject of the headcovering has caused great controversy within the church of Christ. Strange as it seems, many believers accept the latter part of 1 Corinthians 11 but have grave difficulty when it comes to the opening verses. However, obedience to God is important on every matter – even on the matter of the headcovering.

>>> In addition to streaming this sermon above, you can also download it.

Head Coverings – Is it for today? (Lecture)

Head Covering Sermons

Preacher: Steve BradleySermon Length: 116 min | Year preached: 2015

The Student Theological Society at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary hosted a presentation on the head covering position by pastor Steve Bradley. You can stream the lecture above or click here to download it. Additionally you can listen to it on YouTube at the bottom.

Pastor Steve Bradley

Pastor Bradley was a founding member of Providence RPC and was ordained and installed as a ruling elder of the congregation in 2000.  Upon completing his seminary training at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary, he was called, ordained, and installed as pastor to Trinity RPC in Beltsville, MD in the summer of 2002.  After serving Trinity for 11 years, he received a call from Providence RPC which he accepted and was recently  installed as pastor in January 2014.  He and his wife Julie have four children.

There is a Q&A between 50:55 – 1:04:30 and from 1:41:55 until the end there’s comments and more questions.

NOTE: The views articulated here are that of Steve Bradley, which is not the official position of the host seminary.

Headship and Head Covering (Sermon)

Head Covering Sermons

Preacher: Chalan Hetherington | Sermon Length: 60 min | Year preached: February 2015

Chalan Hetherington

Pastor Hetherington is the full time minister at Bennetts End Reformed Baptist Church in Hemel Hempstead, England. Since by grace being brought to repentance and faith in 1993, he has studied, and also served the Lord at this Church in the various areas and Church offices. In January 2009 he was called to be the Church’s Pastor. A strong proponent of expository preaching, his fervour and gift lies in the area of verse by verse exposition, seeking to follow in the way of God honoured Puritan preaching, believing that the sermon is not just hinged to Scripture; but that it is inside the Word of God. In other words “the Text” is not in the sermon, but that the sermon is in “the Text”. Pastor is married and has four grown children and four grandchildren.

>>> In addition to streaming this sermon above, you can also download it.

Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (Sermon)

Biblical Manhood & Womanhood by David Platt

We spend a lot of time talking about the symbol of headcovering on this site. Most of our time is focused on the symbol itself because that’s the part that’s hotly debated. Having said that, we’d be failing to do our job if we promoted a symbol and never spent time making sure that the meaning behind it was clear. In our article “Creation Order” we laid our a very brief summary of biblical gender roles which is called Complementarianism. Today I have a two-part sermon for you that greatly expands on this topic. It’s called Biblical Manhood and Womanhood by David Platt. David is an excellent teacher of the Word and in this sermon he explains (largely from Genesis 1-3) how men and women were created to function in relation to one-another.

I hope you will take the time to listen to or watch these sermons. If we want to see the symbol of headcovering restored, we need to make sure we’re all on the same page as to it’s meaning. So let’s listen and learn together

Biblical Manhood and Womanhood – Part 1 (53 minutes)


Biblical Manhood and Womanhood – Part 2 (51 minutes)


Note: We are unfamiliar with David’s position on head covering. This sermon touches on 1 Corinthians 11, but not on the symbol.

Covering and Uncovering the Head (Sermon)

Head Covering Sermons

Preacher: Alexander Strauch | Sermon Length: 55 min | Year preached: April 2010

Alexander Strauch

Alexander Strauch has an undergraduate degree from Colorado Christian University and a Master’s in Divinity degree from Denver Seminary.

For over forty years he has served as an elder at Littleton Bible Chapel near Denver, Colorado. He has taught philosophy and New Testament literature at Colorado Christian University. A gifted Bible teacher and speaker, Mr. Strauch has taught in more than 25 countries and has helped thousands of churches worldwide through his expository writing ministry. With more than 200,000 copies in print, Alexander is best known as the author of Biblical Eldership, which has been translated into more than 20 languages.

Mr. Strauch and his wife, Marilyn, reside in Littleton, Colorado, near their four adult daughters and eight grandchildren.

>>> In addition to streaming this sermon above, you can also download it.

>>> Littleton Bible Chapel‘s position paper on Head Coverings can be read here. It was written by Alexander Strauch.

Send this to a friend