A collection of sermons on the topic of head covering

Sermons concerning head covering

Study to show thyself approved

Scripture tells us to be like the Bereans who examined Scripture daily to make sure that what they were being taught was actually what God’s Word said (Acts 17: 11). In 2 Timothy 2: 15, God commands us to “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a worker who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.” This includes the question of “are head coverings biblical?”

1 Corinthians 11: 1-16 is the section of Scripture wherein God commands women to cover their heads and men to not cover theirs, when in worship. This command was followed and obeyed by nearly all churches for nigh on 2,000 years. On in the mid-1960’s, when second wave feminism was making such an impact in our homes, churches, and society, did the practice of head coverings truly start to wane.

Head coverings vary in style and the desires of the woman who is covering and her husband. Paul did not give us a command as to how to cover or what style of covering to use but only that women are to cover and men are to uncover while worshipping the Lord.

Following are sermons concerning head coverings. I’ve listened to them and for various reasons, included each one.

Misconceptions Regarding Headcoverings by Dr. Richard Bacon

Headcovering #1 by Dr. Michael Barrett

Headcovering #2, 3 by Dr. Michael Barrett

Headcovering #4 by Dr. Michael Barrett

The Headcovering by Gavin Beers

Headcovering: Is it for today? (Lecture) by Steve Bradley

The Practice of Headcoverings in the New Testament Church by William O. Einwechter

Headcoverings: The Foundation by William Einwechter

Headcoverings: The Rationale by William Einwechter

Headcoverings: The Instruction by William Einwechter

The head of man and woman by J. Glenn Ferrell

The Biblical Basis for Headcoverings by Stephen Hamilton

The Head Covering- Is the woman’s covering her long hair? by Rev. James C. Gallagher

The Head Covering- Is the woman’s covering her long hair? by Rev. James C. Gallagher

Headcovering and the Young Christian by Philip Gardiner

Head Covering – An Introduction by Rev. John Greer

Head Covering – Your Questions Answered by Rev. John Greer

Head Covering in Public Worship by Rev. John Greer

Is Hair the Head Covering? by Rev. John Greer

Head Coverings by Joe Hamm

Headship and headcovering by Chalan Hetherington

Head Coverings by Michael Ives

Headship and Its Symbols by William Klock

Head Coverings – History, Context, and Exegesis by Dr. Carlton C. McLeod

1 Corinthians 11: Head Coverings, Part One Orchard Hills Bible Church

1 Corinthians 11: Head Coverings, Part Two, Orchard Hills Bible Church

The Headcovering by Michael Spangler

Covering and uncovering the head by Alex Strauch

Worship and the Head Covering by Rev. Jonathan Mattull

Head Coverings: Counter-Cultural Christianity by George Mayes

The Headcovering by Rev. Colin Mercer

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

What? Me? Wear a Hat? by David Mook

The head covering – Is it really necessary? by Timothy Nelson

Is Hair Really the Covering for Worship? by Rev. Timothy Nelson

Head covering, 3 part series Mayport Beach Baptist Chapel by Timothy Nelson

Head Coverings in Worship, 3 sermon series by Todd Ruddell Christ Covenant Reformed Presbyterian

Headship and Headcoverings series by Brian Schwertley

Yes. Head Coverings by Nikolaos Seferiadis 

Ancient Head Coverings in Modern Worship, part 1 by Jason Upchurch

Ancient Head Coverings in Modern Worship, part 2 by Jason Upchurch

Also, both of the Upchurch sermons on Redeemer Bible Church website (scroll down to October, 2021)

Milton Vincent on 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 (Sermon Series)

Head Coverings by Jim Wood

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  1. Unfortunately, people do not understand this passage because men think that they are the image and glory of God. However, the Bible is abundantly clear that Jesus Christ is the image and glory of God. See 2 Cor. 4:4, Col. 1:15, John 1:14, Heb. 1:3, Phil. 2:5-6, Rev. 21:23. Male and female are created IN the image of God. But only Jesus Christ IS the image of God because He is the Word made flesh. So, in verse 7, when Paul states that a man ought not to veil his head, he is referring back to his model (v. 3). “Hyparchon” (V-PPA-NMS) is not referring to “aner” (N-NMS) in verse 7. “Hyparchon” is referring to “Christos” (N-NMS) in verse 3. Paul is using Jesus Christ as a correlation as to why women should not be veiled. Paul is saying 7″For a man indeed ought not to veil his head (see v. 3), since He (Christ) is the image and glory of God, but the woman is the glory of man [so she ought not to be veiled either].” It is clear that Paul is quoting a faction of men in vv. 4-6. It is a faction of men who want women to be veiled while praying or prophesying. The men are trying to make the argument that a woman who has her head unveiled while praying or prophesying disgraces her [own] head. That is why they compare it to a woman whose head is shaved. In verses 7-16, Paul is refuting their argument. In verses 14-15 he states, 14″For not even nature itself teaches you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him, 15but if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her because the long hair has been given instead of a covering.” So, Paul is refuting their argument. Paul sums it up by saying, 16″But if one is inclined to be contentious, we have no such practice, nor have the people of God.”

    1. Anna says:

      I disagree completely but thank you for your thoughts.

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