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What Not to Wear (4 to 7)
Series: Fourth Quarter
Pastor Jeff Schreve
3 John 1:9-11
"What Not to Wear." How many people have seen that show, "What Not to Wear?" "What Not to Wear" is a show about people who don't dress right. They don't dress right for their body shape, and they don't buy the right clothes, and they don't do their hair right. And in "What Not to Wear" they have these two people known as the "fashion police." And the "fashion police" work with this person, throw away all their gross stuff, and get them good clothes to wear that look good on them. You know, it's important to look good and to dress nice. It makes such a huge difference when you throw away the gross and you put on the good.
Now God is interested in what we wear. Not really the physical clothes we wear. He's not that interested in how you do your hair and how you do your makeup. Scripture says that, "God doesn't see as man sees. Man sees the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." And the Lord is concerned with what you wear spiritually.
Look what the Bible says in Colossians chapter 3 in The Message version. "Do not lie to one another. You're done with that old life. It's like a filthy set of ill-fitting clothes you have stripped off and put in the fire. Now you are dressed in a new wardrobe. Every item of your new way of life is custom made by the Creator with His label on it. So dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline."
We're in a series called, "The Fourth Quarter: Finishing Strong for Jesus Christ." And if you are going to finish strong and really make an impact in your life, you have to know what not to wear, what not to wear. And you have to put on the clothes that God wants you to wear and take off the ill-fitting, filthy clothes.
Now, in order for us to learn about what not to wear, we're going to look at a guy in the Bible. He's only given a couple of verses in the New Testame ...
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