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1 Can a man swim in a swimming pool without a shirt, or a girl with just a swimsuit? Part 2

2 Can a man swim in a swimming pool without a shirt, or a girl with just a swimsuit? First Things First A Summer Issue Need a Dress Code Need a clear understanding of what should govern the way that Christians act in all areas of life 1 Peter 1:13-17 Part 2 HOLY – be HOLY in all your conduct [vs ]

3 Can a man swim in a swimming pool without a shirt, or a girl with just a swimsuit? Governing Principle of Christian Conduct Part 2 HOLINESS Has always been the governing principle of conduct for those who would serve God In Eden: Genesis 1:26-27 and 3:17 Before the Law: Ex. 19:9-15 and Num. 20:9-12 Under the Law: Lev. 10:1-7; 20:22-26 (Law purpose) Under Christ: Romans 12:1-2 and 1 Peter 4:11 Not simply different; must be toward God Different from world because of TRUTH: John 17:17

4 Can a man swim in a swimming pool without a shirt, or a girl with just a swimsuit? HOLINESS Governing Principle of Christian Conduct We know true holiness only from Gods word Says NOTHING specifically about: – swimming pools, men w/o shirts, girls in swimsuits However: Gal. 3:23-24; Rom. 15:4; 1 Cor. 10:11 – God has given us enough information concerning the principle of holiness; we can make application – 2 Cor. 6:15 – 7:1 : We must make proper application Part 2

5 Can a man swim in a swimming pool without a shirt, or a girl with just a swimsuit? Steps Toward Holiness 1) Seeing (modesty) as God sees (modesty) Not culturally – The culture we live in is NOT our guide! – Rom. 12:1-2; Lev. 20:22-26; etc. – Fashion, accepted/taught/common practice, etc. Part 2

6 Can a man swim in a swimming pool without a shirt, or a girl with just a swimsuit? Steps Toward Holiness 1) Seeing (modesty) as God sees (modesty) Not culturally Not situationally – Bikini okay; Bra and panties NOT okay?! (etc.) – Okay nude at public beach, not on public street? – Situational modesty is not modesty; a way of life – 1 Pet. 3:1-4; etc. {ex: shirt on to study Bible} Part 2 – Revealing clothing o.k. at wedding, formal event?

7 Can a man swim in a swimming pool without a shirt, or a girl with just a swimsuit? Steps Toward Holiness 1) Seeing (modesty) as God sees (modesty) Not culturally Not situationally – Modesty not age-specific {grandmas fashion} – Even the young dressed like grandma in her day; thought their grandmas were old-fashioned! Part 2 Not generationally or by gender – Tit. 2:3-5; grandmas to teach discretion, chastity to the young women! {Are they teaching?}

8 Can a man swim in a swimming pool without a shirt, or a girl with just a swimsuit? Steps Toward Holiness 1) Seeing (modesty) as God sees (modesty) Not culturally Not situationally – Modesty not age-specific {grandmas fashion} – Modesty not gender-specific {no double standard} Part 2 Not generationally or by gender – 1 Cor. 12:23-4; presentable & unpresentable parts on the body, whether male or female

9 Can a man swim in a swimming pool without a shirt, or a girl with just a swimsuit? Steps Toward Holiness 1) Seeing (modesty) as God sees (modesty) Not culturally Not situationally Read/Study Gods revelation concerning the issue Part 2 Not generationally or by gender – 2 Timothy 3:16-17; thoroughly equipped – 1 Corinthians 2:9-13; the mind of God revealed

10 Can a man swim in a swimming pool without a shirt, or a girl with just a swimsuit? Steps Toward Holiness 1) Seeing (modesty) as God sees (modesty) In Eden: Part 2 – BEFORE sin: Genesis 2:25 – AFTER knowledge of sin: Genesis 3:7-10; 21 – naked…not ashamed – coverings; tunics...clothed – possible to be covered, yet unclothed to God! – covering is apron, belt; tunic is covering (hanging from) shoulder, side – Not cultural, situational, generational, by gender

11 Can a man swim in a swimming pool without a shirt, or a girl with just a swimsuit? Steps Toward Holiness 1) Seeing (modesty) as God sees (modesty) Before the Law: Part 2 – Noah: Genesis 9:20-27 – drunk…uncovered – not norm; senses impaired – Ham…saw…nakedness…told his two brothers – brothers covered nakedness w/o looking – Noah…knew what his…son had done to him – Cursed be Canaan was the strong reaction – uncovered, told similar root; reveal shame!

12 Can a man swim in a swimming pool without a shirt, or a girl with just a swimsuit? Steps Toward Holiness 1) Seeing (modesty) as God sees (modesty) Under the Law: Part 2 – Exodus 20:22-26; early altar specifications – No images of silver or gold – No hewn stones; no profaning by mens tools – No steps; so that your nakedness not exposed – God holy; altar itself holy; their nakedness must not shame, profane Gods altar!

13 Can a man swim in a swimming pool without a shirt, or a girl with just a swimsuit? Steps Toward Holiness 1) Seeing (modesty) as God sees (modesty) Under the Law: Part 2 – Exodus 20:22-26; early altar specifications – Tunics and sashes for Aaron and for his sons – Anoint, consecrate, sanctify; to minister to Me – Trousers to cover nakedness – waist to thighs – Exodus 28:40-43; priestly garments – These trousers in addition to being covered already by the tunics and other garments!! – Use when come near; that they may not die!!!

14 Can a man swim in a swimming pool without a shirt, or a girl with just a swimsuit? Steps Toward Holiness 1) Seeing (modesty) as God sees (modesty) Under the Law: Part 2 – Exodus 20:22-26; early altar specifications – Lev. 18:29 – abominations; offenders cut off – Lev. 20:17 – wicked thing, bear guilt, cut off – Same law for priest/commoner, male/female – Exodus 28:40-43; priestly garments – Lev. 18, 20; prohibitions in uncovering nakedness

15 Can a man swim in a swimming pool without a shirt, or a girl with just a swimsuit? Steps Toward Holiness 1) Seeing (modesty) as God sees (modesty) Under the Law: Part 2 – Exodus 20:22-26; early altar specifications – Isa. 47:1-3 – thigh uncovered = nakedness, shame – Isa. 20:1-5 – buttocks uncovered, shame – God used their understanding of shame to teach – Exodus 28:40-43; priestly garments – Lev. 18, 20; prohibitions in uncovering nakedness – In the prophetic literature – accompanies shame

16 Can a man swim in a swimming pool without a shirt, or a girl with just a swimsuit? Steps Toward Holiness 1) Seeing (modesty) as God sees (modesty) Under Christ: Part 2 – We are all priests, coming near Gods throne – 1 Tim. 2:8-10; 1 Pet. 3:1-4; not just revealing – 1 Pet. 2:5,9; Heb. 4:16, 10:22 – always serving – what adorns should be character, not clothing! – Lewdness (suggestiveness) a work of the flesh – modest = that which is properly measured – Gal. 5:19-21; Eph. 4:17-24; for men or women! – should call attention to Christ, not self

17 Can a man swim in a swimming pool without a shirt, or a girl with just a swimsuit? Steps Toward Holiness 1) Seeing (modesty) as God sees (modesty) Spiritually naked? Part 2 – Revelation 3:17-18; 7:14; 19:8 – clothed with righteous acts – use for spiritual teaching emphasizes importance

18 Can a man swim in a swimming pool without a shirt, or a girl with just a swimsuit? Steps Toward Holiness 1) Seeing (modesty) as God sees (modesty) Part 2 2) Repent 1 Peter 2:1-3 – Must put away malice, hypocrisy in order to grow – After learning truth, must turn to it and do it! 3) Repeat Christian life a growth process; live by what we know, while seeking to learn more each day – Philippians 3:14-16

19 Can a man swim in a swimming pool without a shirt, or a girl with just a swimsuit? Modest Reveals Character Holiness Godliness Purity

20 Can a man swim in a swimming pool without a shirt, or a girl with just a swimsuit? HAVE YOU BEEN MADE HOLY? Romans 1:4 2 Peter 1:3-4 1 Cor. 6:11 Acts 20:32 Hebrews 12:14


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