Presentation on theme: "In the World, but Not of the World… Having a Heart of Modesty."— Presentation transcript:
In the World, but Not of the World… Having a Heart of Modesty
Outline Attitude of the modest women Appearance of the modest woman Allegiance of the modest woman
Attitude of the modest women “women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control.” (1 Tim 2:9 ESV) – Modesty (or propriety) – Self Control (Discretion, Sobriety, Moderation)
Attitude of the modest women What statement do your clothes make about your heart? There is an inseparable relationship between the two. As you shop for clothes, are you thinking about modesty and self- control? Do you take the Lord to the store with you? In choosing clothing to put on in the morning, whose attention and approval do you desire?
Appearance of the modest woman “women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel… not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire” (1 Tim 2:9) "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 Peter 3:3-4)
Appearance of the modest woman Was there a man today that desired to come and worship God, but was distracted by what your clothing and your body? How often do you allow others to evaluate your clothing (your father, husband, or other godly women)? Is there someone you need to show concern for when it comes to their clothing, a particular outfit? Are you noticed more for your clothing or for your good works? What is more eye-catching about you, your clothing or your character?
Allegiance of the modest woman What motivated Paul to say these things to the church? – vs. 1-7 It is all about: – The Gospel – The Glory of God
Allegiance of the modest woman How do you reflect the glorious light of the gospel to others? Has the gospel transformed your heart, your apparel, and your works? If it hasn’t, it has the power to do so!
Concluding Remarks… Seek personal feedback on your attire from the godly men and women in your life. Remember, modesty is first and foremost a matter of the heart, not the wardrobe. Faithfully pursue the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit. (1 Peter 3:4)1 Peter 3:4 Let your good works outshine your outward appearance. (1 Timothy 2:10)1 Timothy 2:10 Dress for the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31)1 Corinthians 10:31