I Also Want the Woman to Dress Modestly
July 6, 2014 Speaker: John Bell Series: Flee Sexual Immorality, Glorify God With Your Body
Passage: 1 Timothy 2:9–:10
8 Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing. 9 I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, 10 but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.
1. Ladies, for the sake of the gospel, adorn yourselves...
a. in respectable clothes (the Greek word itself speaks of “winning the approval and high regard of others”).
b. with a modest heart (your heart is characterized by respect - other people are the priority).
c. with self-control (calculated and deliberate restraint)
2. Ladies, for the sake of the gospel, don’t adorn yourselves...
a. in sensuality
b. with the world’s values
3. Ladies, for the sake of the world, let them see God...
a. in your values
b. in your good deeds
John Piper: “Until God has become your treasure; until your own sin has become the thing you hate most; until the word of God is your supreme authority; until the gospel of Christ’s death in your place is the most precious news in the world to you; until you have learned to deny yourself short-term pleasures for the sake of long-term joy and holiness; until you love the Holy Spirit and long for his fruit more than man’s praise; until you count everything as loss for the sake of the supreme value of knowing Christ . . .your attitude toward your clothing and your appearance will be controlled by forces that don’t honour Christ.”
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