There are few topics today that more directly fly in the face of our culture than the Bible's teaching on gender roles in the home and in the church. So what does Scripture teach? Let's go back to see God's good design for manhood and womanhood in the beginning.
Scott preached a powerful and extremely applicable sermon that is packed with the truth of grace. As we bring in a new year, let us make the best use of the time we have because it is precious, will make a real difference in this world, and cannot be gotten back once it is lost.
This brief passage is a great example of how much Scripture contains within it and how important time and meditation are in getting the full meaning out. Paul here brings 1 Timothy to its high point with what is likely part of an early church hymn about Christ and the church.
Allen led us through a wonderful passage about Christ coming into the world to redeem and adopt His people. The last few minutes were particularly moving.
Does God really care about what we wear? Can our choice of clothing really affect our gospel witness? Yes. Modesty is humility expressed in dress. Immodesty is rooted in a prideful desire for attention and perhaps even to allure. The Gospel should have a direct affect on our wardrobe. We should learn, as one author has said, to "take God to the Gap."
"But the Lord said to Samuel, 'Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart'" (1 Samuel 16:7).