1) A time to portray the Gospel through silence.
-not to teach or have authority over a man
-not speak in a way that disregards/undermines God's design for male leadership
2) A time to speak the Gospel through words.
-Participation in public gatherings
-Speaking Gospel truth to another in love
-Teaching younger women and children
Preparing your heart for the sermon:
-Why is it important that the church gathering is conducted in an orderly way?
-In what areas of life has God designed an ordering of roles? What does this look like?
-What does Paul give as support for his commands to women? Where in the Law is he probably referring?
-Other passages to consider: Gen 1:26-27; 2:18-23; Eccl 3:7; Isa 53:4-7; 1 Cor 11:2-16; 14:26-40; 1 Tim 2:11-14; 1 Pet 2:21-3:2
-How does being silent through submission point us to Christ in the Gospel?
-Does Paul ever expect a woman to speak when the church gathers? How does her silence give her a platform to speak later?
-Are Paul's commands to women still applicable today or were they simply based on culture? Why or why not?
-Who else is this context is commanded to submit and be silent? When might we be called to respond that way?
Jathan Newton was born and raised in Indianapolis. God saved Jathan at a young age through the preaching of the gospel and instruction of his parents. He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering at Purdue University where he met and married Melissa. During Jathan‚Äôs college years, God...