Are you on the fence?
Are you on the fence about head coverings? I once was. But God only has to say something once for it to be true. We acknowledge that and yet, even though there are more verses devoted to head coverings than to the virgin birth, we accept the virgin birth as true (as we absolutely ought to) while denying that Scripture teaches that women are to cover in corporate worship.
If you are on the fence about whether you ought to cover in worship, please do research. So many reject head coverings as old-fashioned or cultural. Did you know that the church fathers, the Reformers, and the Puritans taught that women are to cover their heads in worship? Men like RC Sproul, Gavin Beers, and Martyn Lloyd-Jones, to name just a few, taught that, because the practice of head coverings are ground in creation order, that it is still meant to be practiced today.
I once was there
I wasn’t raised practicing covering. It took me several years and much study to come to the conclusion that, yes, God means for women to cover in corporate worship. I’d heard and believed that it was cultural. I bought into that misconception for years. Then when I started studying head coverings, I found myself on the fence–are they for today? Or are they not?
It’s my goal to help you wade through the murky waters many have stirred up concerning this subject. Most Christians would argue that head coverings aren’t necessary. If they are correct, there’s no problem if we do not cover. But if they are wrong we have a lot to answer to the Lord for if we continue not to cover when He’s commanded us to do so.
Sermons and encouragement
Below are my–to date–two favorite sermons on head coverings. One thing I’d like to address here, sister: If you are concerned about covering because you are the only woman who would be, don’t worry about standing out or drawing attention to yourself. By being faithful to God, you are actually drawing attention to Him. If no one but you is covering, you are glorifying God by believing and obeying Him when nobody else is. He will bless you for your faithfulness.