“Clothed in Christ” by Richard Daughtridge sermon June 28, 2009

richard2“Clothed in Christ” by Richard Daughtridge

If we were invited to a presidential ball or a feast given to royalty or even a wedding, what should we wear?

If we are in combat or performing a special job that requires identification and protection what should we wear?

In our job interviews or at special events what should we wear?

Our clothes say a lot about who we are and what we do. In our sermon last week when the prodigal son approached his father to negotiate a job I was so touched by the coat the father had placed on his son. It represented that we are sons. Likewise, Christ dresses us in the robe of himself.

Beyond justification and salvation, there is sanctification, which is a setting aside a dedicating and disciplining if one self. What does it look like to be clothed in Christ?

Luke 15:22  But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:

1. Clothed with Servanthood

Mark 15:17  And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head,

2. Clothed with Humility

1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

3. Clothed with Righteousness

Rev. 3:5  He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

4. Clothed with Wisdom

Rev. 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eye salve, that thou mayest see.

5. Clothed with Destiny

Rev. 7:9  After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;

6. Clothed with Armor

Ephes. 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

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