The sermon begins with some preliminary considerations and is followed by an explanation of the text.
Over the course of several months leading up to this sermon I read some very good material, but I also listened to a number of sermons. One man in particular is quoted several times in the sermon. That man (unnamed in the sermon) is Paul Dowling. His series on the subject was immensely helpful. I quoted him a number of times; but I listened to him enough times that there may be points where I also unconsciously borrowed from him. All that to say, there is nothing new here. I have simply attempted to faithfully and succinctly explain the Biblical basis for the practice of wearing headcoverings. But there are others who have done a better job.
A point of clarification: I should not have said that I do not want to guilt women into doing something they don‚Äôt want to do. Guilt, if it is a product of the Spirit‚Äôs working, is a very healthy thing, and every preacher should preach in the hope that sinners will be brought under conviction. And if God has told us to do it - whatever it may be - we should do it whether we want to or not! And then pray earnestly that God would help us to want to do it. What we should avoid is the hypocrisy that leads to inconsistency: wearing a head covering at this church because the pastor says I should (and the congregation expects me to) only to take it off when out of view of the pastor and congregation.
Great Sermon! Thank you for how your sermon on head coverings was delivered. It was a blessing to me and I am thankful that I chose this sermon tonight. I will be careful to cover my head. This is not a new doctrine to me, but there have been times when I just did not cover my head. Which I may possibly be considered to be an act of rebellion. I will be much more faithful in the future.