Have you ever had the experience of going to worship God and being shocked by the way some fellow Christians in the assembly have dressed? If you have, I assure you that you are not alone. Immodesty has become an unspoken, but a very visible problem in our assemblies.
Here is an audio sermon that I preached yesterday morning on the subject of “Modesty.” If you’re wondering what kind of response I would have after preaching a sermon like that, I will also tell you that I have never, in all my years of preaching, preached a single sermon that had as much positive feedback. Apparently, the majority of people in our congregations are not pleased with what they see.
The very end of my sermon was “cut off” but I want to take a moment and explain what I want the congregation to do with this sermon. I wanted to leverage the church’s collective influence and positive peer pressure to involve them in this sermon. I asked them all to write me notes, sharing their thoughts on this subject. I plan to “edit” them, print, and distribute them to the congregation next Sunday. I want those who would flaunt the Bible’s teaching on this topic to know that they are “out of place” in our assembly of worship. I think by involving comments by the entire church, it will make it much more difficult to dismiss my sermon as irrelevant or just my opinions. (By Sunday evening, I had already received over 30 letters/notes from the congregation).
Maybe you can work this sermon into something that may be of profit for your congregation as well.