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  1. Christians & Their Clothing

  2. INTRODUCTION: 1. The World has Absolutely NO Concept of God’s rules for our Clothing! 2. The World teaches us to dress so as: “to strut your stuff” & “if you got it flaunt it”.

  3. INTRODUCTION: • 1. The World has Absolutely NO Concept of God’s rules for our Clothing! • 2. The World teaches us to dress so as: “to strut your stuff” & “if you got it flaunt it”. • 3. These attitudes appeal to our sexual desires, and the world knows it! • a. Mary Quant - inventor of the mini-skirt • b. Dr. Benjamin Spock - noted psychologist

  4. Mary Quant - inventor of the mini-skirt "Mini-clothes are symbolic of those girls who want to seduce a man." When asked where such clothing was headed, she curtly replied, "Sex". Dr. Benjamin Spock " The women on the beach who the men can't help watch are…the ones with figures who want men to watch them and are bold enough to show this in their manner".

  5. INTRODUCTION: • 4. I am convinced that MANY in the CHURCH have Absolutely NO Concept of God’s rules for our Clothing! • a. Based upon the BEHAVIOR of Many! • b. Based upon the ATTITUDE of Many!

  6. INTRODUCTION: • 4. I am convinced that MANY in the CHURCH have Absolutely NO Concept of God’s rules for our Clothing! • a. Based upon the BEHAVIOR of Many! • b. Based upon the ATTITUDE of Many! • 5. Christians MUST NOT fall into the World’s trap of wearing immodest clothing & becoming sexual objects!

  7. INTRODUCTION: • 4. I am convinced that MANY in the CHURCH have Absolutely NO Concept of God’s rules for our Clothing! • a. Based upon the BEHAVIOR of Many! • b. Based upon the ATTITUDE of Many! • 5. Christians MUST NOT fall into the World’s trap of wearing immodest clothing & becoming sexual objects! • 6. We want to study God’s teaching on Our Clothing • a. Examine New Testament Teaching! • b. Make Application of these passages!

  8. I. New Testament Teaching on the Christian’s Clothing

  9. I. New Testament Teaching on the Christian’s Clothing • A. God’s Word is CLEAR about How we are to Dress!! • 1. 5 NT Passages that are VERY Applicable! • 2. 3 Very Important Points we Must Understand!

  10. I. New Testament Teaching on the Christian’s Clothing • A. God’s Word is CLEAR about How we are to Dress!! • 1. 5 NT Passages that are VERY Applicable! • 2. 3 Very Important Points we Must Understand! • B. Revelation 3:18 & 16:15 • 1. Nakedness is Shameful!

  11. Revelation 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. Revelation 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

  12. I. New Testament Teaching on the Christian’s Clothing • A. God’s Word is CLEAR about How we are to Dress!! • 1. 5 NT Passages that are VERY Applicable! • 2. 3 Very Important Points we Must Understand! • B. Revelation 3:18 & 16:15 • 1. Nakedness is Shameful! • 2. Exposing our Nakedness is obviously Sinful!

  13. I. New Testament Teaching on the Christian’s Clothing • A. God’s Word is CLEAR about How we are to Dress!! • 1. 5 NT Passages that are VERY Applicable! • 2. 3 Very Important Points we Must Understand! • B. Revelation 3:18 & 16:15 • 1. Nakedness is Shameful! • 2. Exposing our Nakedness is obviously Sinful! • C. 1 Timothy 2:9 • 1. The Standard for our clothing is MODEST!

  14. 1 Timothy 2:9-10 “in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, 10 but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.”

  15. 1 Timothy 2:9-10 • “in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, 10 but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.” • Modest • kosmiov kosmios - well arranged, seemly, modest • Webster’s -1 freedom from conceit or vanity 2 propriety in dress, speech, or conduct • Am Heritage - 2Reserve or propriety in speech, dress, or behavior. 3 Lack of pretentiousness; simplicity. • Notice three inspired words that define modest…

  16. 1 Timothy 2:9-10 • “in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, 10 but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.” • Propriety (Shamefacedness) • aidwv aidos - a sense of shame or honour, modesty, bashfulness, reverence, regard for others, respect • Trench - is the feeling of innate moral repugnance to doing a dishonorable act; restrain a good man from an unworthy act

  17. 1 Timothy 2:9-10 • “in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, 10 but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.” • Moderation (Sobriety) • swfrosunh sophrosune - 1) soundness of mind 2) self-control, sobriety

  18. 1 Timothy 2:9-10 • “in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, 10 but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.” • Godliness • yeosebeia theosebeia - reverence towards God’s goodness • God-like, or reflecting God!

  19. I. New Testament Teaching on the Christian’s Clothing • A. God’s Word is CLEAR about How we are to Dress!! • 1. 5 NT Passages that are VERY Applicable! • 2. 3 Very Important Points we Must Understand! • B. Revelation 3:18 & 16:15 • 1. Nakedness is Shameful! • 2. Exposing our Nakedness is obviously Sinful! • C. 1 Timothy 2:9 • 1. The Standard for our clothing is MODEST! • 2. Modesty - respectable, bashful, proper, reserved, self-controlled, GODLY!

  20. I. New Testament Teaching on the Christian’s Clothing • A. God’s Word is CLEAR about How we are to Dress!! • 1. 5 NT Passages that are VERY Applicable! • 2. 3 Very Important Points we Must Understand! • B. Revelation 3:18 & 16:15 • 1. Nakedness is Shameful! • 2. Exposing our Nakedness is obviously Sinful! • C. 1 Timothy 2:9 • 1. The Standard for our clothing is MODEST! • 2. Modesty - respectable, bashful, proper, reserved, self-controlled, GODLY! • 3. Modest is MORE, FURTHER, GREATER than Naked!

  21. I. New Testament Teaching on the Christian’s Clothing • D. 1 Peter 3:3-4 & 1 Timothy 2:9-10 • 1. We are NOT Draw UNDO attention to our body

  22. 1 Peter 3:3-4 3 Do not let your adornment be merely outward - arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel - 4 rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. 1 Timothy 2:9-10 “in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, 10 but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.”

  23. 1 Peter 3:3-4 3Do not let your adornment be merely outward - arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel - 4rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. 1 Timothy 2:9-10 “in like manner also, that the women adorn themselvesin modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing,10 but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.”

  24. I. New Testament Teaching on the Christian’s Clothing • D. 1 Peter 3:3-4 & 1 Timothy 2:9-10 • 1. We are NOT Draw UNDO attention to our body • 2. Either Intentionally or Unintentionally • 3. We ARE to draw attention to our CHARACTER!

  25. I. New Testament Teaching on the Christian’s Clothing • D. 1 Peter 3:3-4 & 1 Timothy 2:9-10 • 1. We are NOT Draw UNDO attention to our body • 2. Either Intentionally or Unintentionally • 3. We ARE to draw attention to our CHARACTER! • E. Again… • 1. Nakedness is Sinful • 2. Modesty is Commanded • 3. We are not to draw attention to our body

  26. II. Application of the NT Teaching on our Clothing…

  27. II. Application of the NT Teaching on our Clothing… • A. NT teaching is Applicable for Both Women & Men! • 1. Nakedness is SINFUL regardless of sex! • 2. Modesty is applicable to all, but women tempted more! • 3. We are ALL to demonstrate Godliness in our Dress!

  28. II. Application of the NT Teaching on our Clothing… • A. NT teaching is Applicable for Both Women & Men! • 1. Nakedness is SINFUL regardless of sex! • 2. Modesty is applicable to all, but women tempted more! • 3. We are ALL to demonstrate Godliness in our Dress! • B. Understanding Nakedness…

  29. II. Application of the NT Teaching on our Clothing… • A. NT teaching is Applicable for Both Women & Men! • 1. Nakedness is SINFUL regardless of sex! • 2. Modesty is applicable to all, but women tempted more! • 3. We are ALL to demonstrate Godliness in our Dress! • B. Understanding Nakedness… • 1. Means… Totally Undressed! - Job 1:21

  30. Job 1:21 And he said: "Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked shall I return there. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; Blessed be the name of the LORD."

  31. II. Application of the NT Teaching on our Clothing… • A. NT teaching is Applicable for Both Women & Men! • 1. Nakedness is SINFUL regardless of sex! • 2. Modesty is applicable to all, but women tempted more! • 3. We are ALL to demonstrate Godliness in our Dress! • B. Understanding Nakedness… • 1. Means… Totally Undressed! - Job 1:21 • 2. Means… PARTIALLY UNDRESSED! - Gen 3:6-10

  32. Gen 3:6-10 6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. 7Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings. 8 And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. 9 Then the LORD God called to Adam and said to him, "Where are you?“ 10 So he said, "I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself."

  33. Gen 3:6-10 6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. 7Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings. 8 And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. 9 Then the LORD God called to Adam and said to him, "Where are you?“ 10 So he said, "I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself." No Clothes

  34. Gen 3:6-10 6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. 7Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings. 8 And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. 9 Then the LORD God called to Adam and said to him, "Where are you?“ 10 So he said, "I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself." No Clothes Partially dressed w/Aprons

  35. II. Application of the NT Teaching on our Clothing… • A. NT teaching is Applicable for Both Women & Men! • 1. Nakedness is SINFUL regardless of sex! • 2. Modesty is applicable to all, but women tempted more! • 3. We are ALL to demonstrate Godliness in our Dress! • B. Understanding Nakedness… • 1. Means… Totally Undressed! - Job 1:21 • 2. Means… PARTIALLY UNDRESSED! - Gen 3:6-10 • 3. How PARTIALLY UNDRESSED is Naked???

  36. II. Application of the NT Teaching on our Clothing… • A. NT teaching is Applicable for Both Women & Men! • 1. Nakedness is SINFUL regardless of sex! • 2. Modesty is applicable to all, but women tempted more! • 3. We are ALL to demonstrate Godliness in our Dress! • B. Understanding Nakedness… • 1. Means… Totally Undressed! - Job 1:21 • 2. Means… PARTIALLY UNDRESSED! - Gen 3:6-10 • 3. How PARTIALLY UNDRESSED is Naked??? • a. There are Body parts defined as Nakedness, and they are: Chest, Buttocks & Thighs.

  37. Exposing the Chest is exposing our Nakedness! • Ezekiel 16:7-8- Allegory about Jerusalem • 6 "And when I passed by you and saw you struggling in your own blood, I said to you in your blood, ‘Live!’ Yes, I said to you in your blood, ‘Live!’ 7 "I made you thrive like a plant in the field; and you grew, matured, and became very beautiful. Your breasts were formed, your hair grew, but you were naked and bare.8 "When I passed by you again and looked upon you, indeed your time was the time of love; so I spread My wing over you and covered your nakedness. Yes, I swore an oath to you and entered into a covenant with you, and you became Mine," says the Lord GOD. • Ezekiel 23:18-21- Breasts are nakedness

  38. Exposing the Buttocks is exposing our Nakedness! • Isaiah 20:4 • “So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with theirbuttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.”

  39. Exposing the Thighs is exposing our Nakedness! • Exodus 28:42 • And thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs they shall reach:

  40. Exposing the Thighs is exposing our Nakedness! • Exodus 28:42 • And thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs they shall reach: • “Loins” - Waist • “Thighs” - part of the leg from the waist to the knee

  41. Exposing the Thighs is exposing our Nakedness! • Exodus 28:42 • And thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs they shall reach: • “Loins” - Waist • “Thighs” - part of the leg from the waist to the knee • de:w - “even unto the” the entire portion of one to the entire portion of the other

  42. Exposing the Thighs is exposing our Nakedness! • Exodus 28:42 • And thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs they shall reach: • Isaiah 47:2 • Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers. 3 Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man.

  43. II. Application of the NT Teaching on our Clothing… • A. NT teaching is Applicable for Both Women & Men! • 1. Nakedness is SINFUL regardless of sex! • 2. Modesty applicable to all, women especially addressed • 3. We are ALL to demonstrate Godliness in our Dress! • B. Understanding Nakedness… • 1. Means… Totally Undressed! - Job 1:21 • 2. Means… PARTIALLY UNDRESSED! - Gen 3:6-10 • 3. How PARTIALLY UNDRESSED is Naked??? • a. Body parts that are defined as Nakedness are: the Chest, buttocks & thighs. • b. God’s Areas of Nakedness…

  44. God’s Areas of Nakedness… Buttocks Isa 20:4 Chest Ezek16:7-8, 23:18-21 Thighs Ex 28:42, Isa 47:2

  45. II. Application of the NT Teaching on our Clothing… • A. NT teaching is Applicable for Both Women & Men! • 1. Nakedness is SINFUL regardless of sex! • 2. Modesty applicable to all, women especially addressed • 3. We are ALL to demonstrate Godliness in our Dress! • B. Understanding Nakedness… • 1. Means… Totally Undressed! - Job 1:21 • 2. Means… PARTIALLY UNDRESSED! - Gen 3:6-10 • 3. How PARTIALLY UNDRESSED is Naked??? • a. Body parts that are defined as Nakedness are: the Chest, buttocks & thighs. • b. God’s Areas of Nakedness…

  46. II. Application of the NT Teaching on our Clothing… • B. Understanding Nakedness… • 4. The boundaries of Nakedness DO NOT Change…

  47. II. Application of the NT Teaching on our Clothing… • B. Understanding Nakedness… • 4. The boundaries of Nakedness DO NOT Change… • a. …With Time • Hebrews 13:8 - Christ same yesterday, today, forever! • Rom 15:4 - OT for our Learning today!

  48. II. Application of the NT Teaching on our Clothing… • B. Understanding Nakedness… • 4. The boundaries of Nakedness DO NOT Change… • a. …With Time • Hebrews 13:8 - Christ same yesterday, today, forever! • Rom 15:4 - OT for our Learning today! • b. …With Location or Activity • Just because we are swimming does not give us the right to be naked! • Just because it is hot, does not change anything!

  49. II. Application of the NT Teaching on our Clothing… • B. Understanding Nakedness… • 4. The boundaries of Nakedness DO NOT Change… • a. …With Time • Hebrews 13:8 - Christ same yesterday, today, forever! • Rom 15:4 - OT for our Learning today! • b. …With Location or Activity • Just because we are swimming does not give us the right to be naked! • Just because it is hot, does not change anything! • c. …With Name • Swim suit …Still exposes Nakedness! • Wedding “Dress” …Some still expose Nakedness!