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<ul><li>Slide 1</li></ul> <p>Fashion Statements Distinctive Preaching Series What Our Clothes Say About Us Slide 2 Fashion Statements Distinctive Preaching Series What Our Clothes Say About Us Statements Fashion Slide 3 Fashion Statements Distinctive Preaching Series What Our Clothes Say About Us God Is Concerned Re: Our Appearance Gods primary concern is with mans inward being 1 Sam 16:7 Yet, God has shown or expressed concern for how man has appeared outwardly In the Patriarchal Age Gen 3:21 Slide 4 Fashion Statements Distinctive Preaching Series What Our Clothes Say About Us God Is Concerned Re: Our Appearance In the Mosaical Age Ex 28:42 In the Gospel Age 1 Tim 2:9-10 So, we learn it is incorrect to say God isnt really concerned with how I dress. Slide 5 Fashion Statements Distinctive Preaching Series What Our Clothes Say About Us What Statements Do Clothes Make? Ostentation? Excessive display; showy [Webster] A desire to have everyone look at you, notice what youre wearing The apostles taught against this Slide 6 Fashion Statements Distinctive Preaching Series What Our Clothes Say About Us What Statements Do Clothes Make? Ostentation? Paul 1 Tim 2:9-10 Emphasis on a claim to godliness Others should see our worksnot our clothing Slide 7 Fashion Statements Distinctive Preaching Series What Our Clothes Say About Us What Statements Do Clothes Make? Ostentation? Peter 1 Pet 3:2-6 Focusing only on the outward is not precious to God A gentle &amp; quiet spirit is precious Slide 8 Fashion Statements Distinctive Preaching Series What Our Clothes Say About Us What Statements Do Clothes Make? Ostentation? Peter 1 Pet 3:2-6 Chaste conduct is the proper adorning Ostentation is the sin of pride something God opposes 1 Pet 5:5 Slide 9 Fashion Statements Distinctive Preaching Series What Our Clothes Say About Us What Statements Do Clothes Make? Seduction? The single most influential mindset in the fashion industry Designers willingly admit this motive New ways found to expose more flesh Sex Sells! Slide 10 Fashion Statements Distinctive Preaching Series What Our Clothes Say About Us What Statements Do Clothes Make? Seduction? New technologies, fabrics accentuate body partseven if technically covered No longer just concerned with cover must also guard against tightness, etc. Slide 11 Fashion Statements Distinctive Preaching Series What Our Clothes Say About Us What Statements Do Clothes Make? Seduction? The attire of a harlot Prov 7:10 What was it? However, we know what she was by what she wore (her appearance) The Bible does not say Slide 12 Fashion Statements Distinctive Preaching Series What Our Clothes Say About Us What Statements Do Clothes Make? Conformance? The overall truth in Rom 12:2 This touches every facet of our lives Do the worlds standards dictate how we dresshow our children dress? Slide 13 Fashion Statements Distinctive Preaching Series What Our Clothes Say About Us What Statements Do Clothes Make? Conformance? Though it is getting tougher to find modest &amp; decent clothing, are we inching closer to more worldliness? This is something easily justified Slide 14 Fashion Statements Distinctive Preaching Series What Our Clothes Say About Us What Statements Do Clothes Make? Conformance? Because we participate in some activity, we tell ourselves the clothing required by that activity is okay (cheerleading, band, athletics) Slide 15 Fashion Statements Distinctive Preaching Series What Our Clothes Say About Us What Guidelines Should We Follow? The Biblical view of nakedness Naked doesnt necessarily mean totally nude, without any clothing Partially clothed is naked Gen 3:7-11 Totally nudepartially coverednaked Slide 16 Fashion Statements Distinctive Preaching Series What Our Clothes Say About Us What Guidelines Should We Follow? The Biblical view of nakedness An uncovered leg is naked Ex 28:42 Breeches were undergarmentsworn in case thighs accidentally exposed Similar concern found in Isa 47:2-3 Slide 17 Fashion Statements Distinctive Preaching Series What Our Clothes Say About Us What Guidelines Should We Follow? The Biblical view of nakedness What do these passages teach us? We should at least be covered to the knee Anything short of this is nakedness Gen 3:21 Coats vs. Girdles Slide 18 Fashion Statements Distinctive Preaching Series What Our Clothes Say About Us What Guidelines Should We Follow? The Biblical notion of modesty 1 Tim 2:9 Proper or Modest That which is well arranged; seemly; that which is appropriate [Thayer, Vine] Slide 19 Fashion Statements Distinctive Preaching Series What Our Clothes Say About Us What Guidelines Should We Follow? The Biblical notion of modesty 1 Tim 2:9 Modestly or Propriety or Shamefacedness A sense of shame; that which is fast or rooted in character [Thayer, Vine] Slide 20 Fashion Statements Distinctive Preaching Series What Our Clothes Say About Us What Guidelines Should We Follow? The Biblical notion of modesty 1 Tim 2:9 Discreetly or Moderation or Sobriety A sound mind; soberness; seriousness re: something important [Thayer, Vine] Slide 21 Fashion Statements Distinctive Preaching Series What Our Clothes Say About Us What Guidelines Should We Follow? The Biblical notion of modesty 1 Tim 2:9 Our choice of clothing has to fall under these guidelines &amp; requirements Else, we are guilty of dressing in an immodest way Slide 22 Fashion Statements Distinctive Preaching Series What Our Clothes Say About Us What Guidelines Should We Follow? The Biblical notion of modesty 1 Tim 2:9 Purposefully dressing immodestly is lascivious or licentious Gal 5:19 We must also be careful about accidental or non-intentional exposure cp. Ex 28:42 Slide 23 Fashion Statements Distinctive Preaching Series What Our Clothes Say About Us What Guidelines Should We Follow? Concern for others Our dress (lack of dress) can affect others Do we want others to commit the sin of lust if we expose ourselves? cp. Mt 5:28 18:6-7 Slide 24 Fashion Statements Distinctive Preaching Series What Our Clothes Say About Us What Guidelines Should We Follow? Exercising Personal &amp; Parental Control Paul did all things for the sake of the gospel 1 Cor 9:23 Our choice of clothing at all times needs to reflect this important attitude Slide 25 Fashion Statements Distinctive Preaching Series What Our Clothes Say About Us What Guidelines Should We Follow? Exercising Personal &amp; Parental Control Parents need to exercise influence and authority over their children Eph 6:4 Slide 26 Fashion Statements Distinctive Preaching Series What Our Clothes Say About Us What Guidelines Should We Follow? Envisioning Jesus Imagine the Lord standing next to you right in your physical presence What would He say re: your clothes? Is He not actually there anyway?? Slide 27 Fashion Statements Distinctive Preaching Series What Our Clothes Say About Us Some Closing Thoughts Not trying to be the Fashion Police Yet, all of us need to seriously think about and occasionally reconsider what we wear This is a necessary study because it is a topic the Scripture addresses Slide 28 Fashion Statements Distinctive Preaching Series What Our Clothes Say About Us Some Closing Thoughts Our goal should not be for others to notice what is on us We would rather them notice us because of Who is in us Col 1:24-27 Slide 29 Fashion Statements Distinctive Preaching Series What Our Clothes Say About Us Some Closing Thoughts This is requires preaching, warning, and teaching so that we may present every man complete in Christ Col 1:28 What we wear goes a long way toward achieving such a noble spiritual goal Slide 30 Fashion Statements Distinctive Preaching Series What Our Clothes Say About Us </p>