10/ 02/11 Sermon Notes “Attire that will Inspire”, Part Three, “Dress Codes”, a sermon series by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Attire that will Inspire, Part Three, “Dress Codes”, a sermon series by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Ever find yourself dressed for the wrong season? A heavy coat on a hot day or shorts and t-shirt when it’s freezing. Ever swim in a wool suit or jog in a ski coat?

Today we want to look at two sure attires found in the wardrobe of world changers in the Bible. Wearing  Reverence and Joy  may change the way we see life.

Ephes. 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

Two Spiritual Garments

  1. Reverence 

 “Reverence is an attitude of the heart.”

 Question  for thought: Can mortal man approach Holy Almighty God?

 “We live in an era in which we humanize God. Should we approach him with the respect and reverence due Almighty God? Redemption invited us into His presence spiritually to become like Him rather than reduce Him to what we are. ”

“God became flesh to redeem man, conquered sin, life and death through the cross and the resurrection. The immortal God deserves our reverence. Through adoption and new birth we now call him Father but let’s never lose sight that He is God.

 Joshua 24:14   Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the Lord.

2 Chron. 7:14  If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

2 Chron. 34:27  Because thine heart was tender, and thou didst humble thyself before God, when thou heardest his words against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, and humbledst thyself before me, and didst rend thy clothes, and weep before me; I have even heard thee also, saith the Lord.

a. Reverence   (aidos) Greek 1492 (eido) (through the idea of downcast eyes); bashfulness, i.e. (towards men), modesty or (towards God) awe :- reverence, shamefacedness.

 b. Fear  (yare’) Hebrew; fearing; moral reverent :- afraid, fear (-ful).

Psalm 89:7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.

Hebrews 12:28  Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

2 Chron. 29:29-30  And when they had made an end of offering, the king and all that were present with him bowed themselves, and worshipped. [30] Moreover Hezekiah the king and the princes commanded the Levites to sing praise unto the Lord with the words of David, and of Asaph the seer. And they sang praises with gladness, and they bowed their heads and worshipped.

Psalm 145:14 The Lord upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.

Psalm 145:19  He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.

  1. Joy  

“Joy is not an unsavory joke but rather a condition of the heart.”

Mission

Isaiah 61:3  To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.

Method

Proverbs 15:23  A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!

Moment

2 Chron. 30:26  So there was great joy in Jerusalem: for since the time of Solomon the son of David king of Israel there was not the like in Jerusalem.

 Psalm 126:1-2  When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. [2] Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them. [3] The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad. [4] Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as the streams in the south. [5] They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. [6] He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

Sermon song:

 “O Hail the power of Jesus Name..”

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