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'Shamefacedness' (1 Tim. 2:9; KJV). Modesty: A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians... 'Shamefacedness' (1 Tim. 2:9; KJV). 'Sobriety' (1 Tim. 2:9; KJV) ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Modesty:


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Modesty
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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
To Whom Shall We Go? (Jn. 668)
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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
To Whom Shall We Go? (Jn. 668)
  • Positive Divine Authority A Must (Acts 172-3)!

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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
To Whom Shall We Go? (Jn. 668)
  • Positive Divine Authority A Must (Acts 172-3)!
  • Frequent Standards Subject To Error

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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
To Whom Shall We Go? (Jn. 668)
  • Positive Divine Authority A Must (Acts 172-3)!
  • Frequent Standards Subject To Error
  • What Ive Always Thought/Practiced
  • Parents or Other Family Members
  • Christians
  • Friends/Peers
  • World

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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
Back to the Beginning
  • Before sin, full fellowship with God (Gen.
    131 215-17,24-25 38-10)
  • After Eve and Adam sin (37-13)
  • Four Sequential Descriptions (225 37,10,21)

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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
Back to the Beginning
  • Before sin, full fellowship with God (Gen.
    131 215-17,24-25 38-10)
  • After Eve and Adam sin (37-13)
  • Four Sequential Descriptions (225 37,10,21)
  • Some Practical Lessons

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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
Back to the Beginning
  • Before sin, full fellowship with God (Gen.
    131 215-17,24-25 38-10)
  • After Eve and Adam sin (37-13)
  • Four Sequential Descriptions (225 37,10,21)
  • Some Practical Lessons
  • Rights and privileges of lawful marriage (225).

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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
Back to the Beginning
  • Before sin, full fellowship with God (Gen.
    131 215-17,24-25 38-10)
  • After Eve and Adam sin (37-13)
  • Four Sequential Descriptions (225 37,10,21)
  • Some Practical Lessons
  • Rights and privileges of lawful marriage (225).
  • The biblical use of naked/nakedness.

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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
Back to the Beginning
  • Before sin, full fellowship with God (Gen.
    131 215-17,24-25 38-10)
  • After Eve and Adam sin (37-13)
  • Four Sequential Descriptions (225 37,10,21)
  • Some Practical Lessons
  • Rights and privileges of lawful marriage (225).
  • The biblical use of naked/nakedness.
  • Mans concept of clothed vs. Gods concept of
    clothed (cp. vv. 7,21).

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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
Back to the Beginning
  • Before sin, full fellowship with God (Gen.
    131 215-17,24-25 38-10)
  • After Eve and Adam sin (37-13)
  • Four Sequential Descriptions (225 37,10,21)
  • Some Practical Lessons
  • Rights and privileges of lawful marriage (225).
  • The biblical use of naked/nakedness.
  • Mans concept of clothed vs. Gods concept of
    clothed (cp. vv. 7,21).
  • No double-standard with God (v. 21).

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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
New Testament Guidelines
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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
New Testament Guidelines
  • Consistency (1 Tim. 210).

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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
New Testament Guidelines
  • Consistency (1 Tim. 210).
  • Modest (1 Tim. 29 KJV).

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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
New Testament Guidelines
  • Consistency (1 Tim. 210).
  • Modest (1 Tim. 29 KJV).
  • Shamefacedness (1 Tim. 29 KJV).

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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
New Testament Guidelines
  • Consistency (1 Tim. 210).
  • Modest (1 Tim. 29 KJV).
  • Shamefacedness (1 Tim. 29 KJV).
  • Sobriety (1 Tim. 29 KJV).

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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
New Testament Guidelines
  • Consistency (1 Tim. 210).
  • Modest (1 Tim. 29 KJV).
  • Shamefacedness (1 Tim. 29 KJV).
  • Sobriety (1 Tim. 29 KJV).
  • Emphasis (1 Tim. 29 1 Pet. 33-5).

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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
New Testament Guidelines
  • Consistency (1 Tim. 210).
  • Modest (1 Tim. 29 KJV).
  • Shamefacedness (1 Tim. 29 KJV).
  • Sobriety (1 Tim. 29 KJV).
  • Emphasis (1 Tim. 29 1 Pet. 33-5).
  • Male-Female Distinctions Maintained (cp. Deut.
    225 1 Cor. 69 1114-15).

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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
In An Immodest World
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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
As He Thinks In His Heart (Proverbs 237)
  • Toward God (Rom. 1133-36 1 Cor. 1031)
  • Toward the Bible (Psa. 11997ff 1 Cor. 213)
  • Toward Modesty (Gen. 922-23)
  • Toward Preaching on Modesty (Acts 2222)
  • Toward Preacher/Teacher About Modesty (see 1
    Thes. 23-8)
  • Toward A Local Church That Is Faithful To God
    (Rev. 38-12)

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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
To Whom Shall We Go? (Jn. 668)
  • Positive Divine Authority A Must (Acts 172-3)!
  • Frequent Standards Subject To Error
  • What Ive Always Thought/Practiced
  • Parents or Other Family Members
  • Christians
  • Friends/Peers
  • World

Our Only Safe Guide Gods Word (Jn. 1717)
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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
Back to the Beginning
  • Before sin, full fellowship with God (Gen.
    131 215-17,24-25 38-10)
  • After Eve and Adam sin (37-13)
  • Four Sequential Descriptions (225 37,10,21)
  • Some Practical Lessons
  • Rights and privileges of lawful marriage (225).
  • The biblical use of naked/nakedness.
  • Mans concept of clothed vs. Gods concept of
    clothed (cp. vv. 7,21)
  • No double-standard with God (v. 21).
  • Acceptable vs. unacceptable bodily coverage (v.
    21).

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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
New Testament Guidelines
  • Consistency (1 Tim. 210).
  • Modest (1 Tim. 29 KJV).
  • Shamefacedness (1 Tim. 29 KJV).
  • Sobriety (1 Tim. 29 KJV).
  • Emphasis (1 Tim. 29 1 Pet. 33-5).
  • Male-Female Distinctions Maintained (cp. Deut.
    225 1 Cor. 69 1114-15).
  • Four Observations
  • No double standard applies to men and women.
  • Biblical guidelines do not shift with cultural
    shifts.
  • They are not seasonal.
  • They are not situational.

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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
Bodily Coverage - Any Guidelines?
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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
Bodily Coverage - Any Guidelines?
  • If none, then anything goes!

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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
Bodily Coverage - Any Guidelines?
  • If none, then anything goes!
  • Unacceptable bodily coverage (Gen. 37).
  • Acceptable bodily coverage (Gen. 321 cp. Gen.
    373 Exo. 2840 etc.).

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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
Bodily Coverage - Any Guidelines?
  • If none, then anything goes!
  • Unacceptable bodily coverage (Gen. 37).
  • Acceptable bodily coverage (Gen. 321 cp. Gen.
    373 Exo. 2840 etc.).
  • Use of Old Testament?

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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
Bodily Coverage - Any Guidelines?
  • If none, then anything goes!
  • Unacceptable bodily coverage (Gen. 37).
  • Acceptable bodily coverage (Gen. 321 cp. Gen.
    373 Exo. 2840 etc.).
  • Use of Old Testament (Rom. 154 1 Cor.
    106,11 1 Pet. 35-6).
  • Specific applications to modern clothing
    choices lower and upper body.

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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
Immodesty By Nakedness and Lasciviousness
  • The Two Terms Defined.
  • Six Ways a Christian Can Be Immodest.
  • Why do people, sometimes even Christians, dress
    immodestly?

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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
Seven Questions That Will Help Us To Dress
Modestly
  • Can I stand, walk, sit, kneel, bend over, etc.
    without being biblically naked?
  • Does my clothing emphasize body parts or areas
    that would tend to provoke lust in others?
  • Does my clothing stir admiration and respect
    for me or does it prompt opinions otherwise?
  • Would my clothing suggest an abundance or lack
    of upright character?
  • What influence would my clothing have on those
    who are not Christians?
  • What influence would my clothing have on those
    who are Christians?
  • Would I wear this if Jesus was in my personal,
    physical presence?

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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
Some Reminders To Parents
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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
Some Reminders To Parents
  • Begin teaching early.
  • Children grow up.
  • Take the lead in teaching YOUR children.
  • Teach by verbal instruction.
  • Teach by personal example.
  • Be consistent in standards, applications.
  • Do not allow double standards.
  • A Word to Fathers
  • A Word to Mothers

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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
Immodestys Immoral Impact On The One Who
Practices Immodesty
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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
Immodestys Immoral Impact On The One Who
Practices Immodesty
  • Disregard God by disregarding His word.
  • Defile and sear your conscience.
  • Lose your sense of shame.
  • Conform to the world.
  • Likely move to more immodesty.
  • Likely move to other forms of worldliness.
  • Will resent questions and/or teaching about the
    topic.

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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
Immodestys Immoral Impact On Other People
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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
Immodestys Immoral Impact On Other People
  • Set a poor example.
  • Could create sexual temptations for others.
  • Could cause others to sin.
  • Weaken your home.
  • Bring shame on Christ and His children.
  • Discourage faithful Christians.
  • Mislead weak Christians.

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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
Immodestys Immoral Impact The Ultimate Cost

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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
Immodestys Immoral Impact The Ultimate Cost

You will lose your soul unless you repent!
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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
Immodestys Immoral Impact The Ultimate Cost

You will lose your soul unless you repent! - and
-
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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
Immodestys Immoral Impact The Ultimate Cost

You will lose your soul unless you repent! - and
- You may cause others to lose their souls too!
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Modesty A Challenge For 21st-Century Christians
Immodestys Immoral Impact The Ultimate Cost

You will lose your soul unless you repent! - and
- You may cause others to lose their souls too!
Is it worth it?
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