DRESS FOR SPIRITUAL SUCCESS! HOW SHOULD MEN DRESS FOR (SPIRITUAL) SUCCESS?— WHO’S MOST SUCCESSFUL AT DRESS IN GOD’S EYES?
DRESS FOR SPIRITUAL SUCCESS! AFTER ALL, IS NOT (SPIRITUAL) SUCCESS in the CHRISTIAN LIFE— THE GREATEST GOAL IN LIFE!?
QUESTION: WHAT DID JESUS TELL THE FUNDAMENTALISTS OF HIS DAY ABOUT DRESSING FOR SUCCESS?
JESUS SAID, “What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” Matthew 16:26
JESUS ALSO SAID, "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others. Matthew 23:24
JESUS SAID, 24 "You blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel! Matthew 23:24
JESUS SAID, 25: Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside they are full of robbery and self-indulgence.
DRESS FOR SPIRITUAL SUCCESS! 26 "You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of it may become clean also.
• 27 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. Matthew 23:25-27
DYNAMIC TRANSLATION of JESUS’ WORDS to the Bible-believing people of His day (and our’s] YOU FUNDAMENTALISTS MAJOR ON THE MINORS AND MINOR ON THE MAJORS!
THOUGHT FOR TODAY! SAD BUT TRUE: Christian “fundamentalists” today are no different than their Pharisee fundamentalist counterparts when it comes to majoring on the minors and minoring on the majors!
DRESS FOR SUCCESS! • WHAT DOES THE WELL-DRESSED CHRISTIAN MAN WEAR TO HAVE SPIRITUAL SUCCESS!
DRESS FOR SPIRITUAL SUCCESS! WHAT IS THE KEY DRESS ITEM THAT GOD WANTS YOU TO WEAR AS A CHRISTIAN MAN ABOVE ALL— I HAVE WORN ON ME RIGHT NOW! CAN YOU GUESS WHAT IT IS???
IS THIS MAN DRESSED FOR SPIRITUAL SUCCESS IN CHURCH? MAJOR BIBLE EXAM TODAY: (WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY?)
LATEST FASHION TRENDS FOR MEN! FORGET EARRINGS FOR MEN . . . (so passé) LEGGINGS ARE THE LATEST IN MANLY FASHION FOR FALL 2007-08!!!!
MEN’S FASHION TRENDS Please your girlfriend, fianceé, or wife with the following fashions: LEGGINGS ARE "THE LATEST RAVE" FASHION FOR FALL 2007 REAL MEN—WEAR REAL TIGHTS IN 2008
Fashion Trends “I know a lot of guys who wear *leggings around the home to watch DVDs, lounge around before Premiership games or surf the Internet.” But actually on the street, never mind into a nightclub or bar? i.e. leggings = tights!
REAL MEN WHERE TIGHTS “ truth is that leggings are way more comfortable than pants . . . if we fellows were not all so uptight and worried about our status we would have all begun wearing them a long time ago. So hats off to Castiglioni, and on with the leggings.
The 2007-08 Runway runs wild! Model walks the runway at the Marni Men’s show during the Fall 2007 Fashion Week in Milan on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007. (Fashion Wire Daily/Gruber)
Marni: Leggings Are the New Must-Have!
Would you take (away) theology from this man??? Here below Dave is on the runway in Paris with the 2 other TMS students already seen (Jason Beals & Roger Horning) demonstrating how leggings are MANLY!
SKIRTS “Kilts are IN-FOR-REAL-MEN” for 2007-08 The Look in kiLTs . . .
Kilts were worn thousands of years before pants in the A.D. 19th Century • Skirts made for men are appearing in a wide range of social circles from hikers and runners to carpenters and artists. • Currently, the most common skirt configuration worn by men is a modern adaptation of the Scottish kilt.
On the Fall fashion runway . . .
Trè Chic! • The Midas Skirt for the Midas Touch!
REAL MEN WEAR KILTS— If JAMES BOND (Sean Connery) can do it as a Scotsman, so can you!
REMEMBER BRAVEHEART? Mel Gibson!
I DARE YOU TO CALL THESE GUYS’ GUYS "SISSIES"?!
HOW ABOUT RUSSELL CROWE as “GLADIATOR”
VIN DIESEL —take a bow!
LATE-BREAKING NEWS JUST LAST FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2008 The latest styles for men is: The Slash-look for men! Catwalk strip at Paris men’s fashion Posted on Saturday, January 19, 2008 (EST) New star-designer on the block Kris Van Assche pulled the curtain on his autumn-winter collection at the Paris men’s shows with a crowd-pleaser Friday
Your Woman wil love you for it!
BUT THAT’S NOT ALL FOLKS! THE HOTTEST TREND . . . NOW INCLUDE MAKE-UP FOR MEN! FORBES MAGAZINE “Makeup For … Men?” Lauren Sherman, 04.11.07
Would I Make this up? “Makeup is sort of the final frontier," says Wendy Lewis, a beauty consultant and author of The Beauty Battle: An Insider’s Guide to Wrinkle Rescue and Cosmetic Perfection from Head to Toe. "
Last year, $4.8 mil ion was spent on male grooming products in the U.S., a 7% increase over the year before and a whopping 42% increase from 2001, according to Euromonitor, a London- based marketing and research company.
• Holly Doss Hollywood Foundation Stix $30 • This cream-to-powder foundation is a favorite among men because it’s yellow- based and perfect for evening out skin tone and hiding imperfections without looking cakey or obvious. For more information, visit www.hollydoss.com.
Holly Doss Hollywood Camouflage $18 These under-eye concealers, made to hide stubborn imperfections and blend away dark circles, all sport male names, like Jack and Jimmy, making this makeup decidedly masculine. www.hollydoss.com.
Holly Doss Brow Match $18 This gel keeps unruly eyebrows in place, and comes in three shades for blonds, brunettes and redheads. www.hollydoss.com.
KenMen Brow and Beard Correctors $21 For those Paul Bunyans with bare-spots here and there, this beard corrector subtly fills in the gaps. It’s also perfect for blending away an unsightly scar on the brow.
KenMen Tricolor Skin Tints $44 This mineral and rice, wet-to-dry powder evens out skin tone and comes with three shades in one case for a near-perfect shade every time. For more information, visit www.kenmen.net.
KenMen Man Powders $34 These powders are designed specifically for "men of color," and provide a light finish that absorbs oil and refines skin texture. For more information, visit www.kenmen.net.
Studio5ive Cool Release Lip Balm $16 This time-release lip balm, enriched with Vitamin E, avocado and jojoba oil, fills in fine lines and give lips a subtle sheen without looking like lipstick.
Studio5ive Cool Release Lip Balm $16 This time-release lip balm, enriched with Vitamin E, avocado and jojoba oil, fil s in fine lines and give lips a subtle sheen without looking like lipstick. For more information, visit www.studio5ive.com.
Studio5ive Double Stroke Cream Mascara $18 This clump-free mascara amplifies lashes without looking too femme. Reminiscent of the James Dean and Elvis wet-lash look of the 1950s. For more information, visit www.studio5ive.com.
Studio5ive Definition Eye and Brow and Pencils $8 Great for fil ing in sparse eyelashes and eyebrows, this pencil can also add a bit of punk rock to an otherwise dapper demeanor. For more information, visit www.studio5ive.com.
Jean Paul Gaultier Le Beau Male Matte Powder Bronzer and Brush $42 This matte bronzer–no shimmer here–can be applied with the barber-esque brush, reminiscent of the boar bristle version used with an old fashioned razor. For more information, visit www.sephora.com.
"In order to get that competitive edge, they have to look better," "They’re going to do whatever it takes– and there are products out there that can help them achieve this.” • LEE GILBERT, Fashion Designs for men www.kenmen.net.
DRESS FOR SUCCESS! WHAT IS THE SUCCESSFUL “EDGE” IN FASHION IN THE CHRISTIAN LIFE? WHOM DOES GOD COUNT AS MOST SUCCESSFUL IN DRESS? REMEMBER—WE MUST ALL APPEAR BEFORE THE LORD—2 Corinthians 5
The New Testament has very little to say about “proper” church dress fashion on the outside of the person . . . Except for modesty & cleanliness (1 Tim. 2:9-10; 1 Pet. 3:1-5) But when it does talk about dress . . .
DRESS FOR SUCCESS IN THE CHRISTIAN LIFE! THE “CLOTHES” DEPICT THE TRUE NATURE OF THE MAN!
The NT KEY ALWAYS is: The clothes on the outside are not important, the inside dress is! 1 Samuel 16: 7–“God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.“ Matt: 15:1-19—what goes from outside into the inside is UNIMPORTANT, what goes from the inside to the outside matters to God.
DRESS FOR SUCCESS! • LUKE 16:15—God detests what man values —it’s a matter not of externals, but internals, the heart. • MATTHEW 23:25-28—Jesus said, you guys pay attention to how you look on outside and ignore what you are really like on the inside, i.e. you look like a white-washed tomb, nicely painted on outside, but filled with rottenness on inside. • James 2:1-11—Fine vs. dirty clothes—poor vs. rich— sin to make distinctions in dress
THE “FASHION” TREND IN MANY CHURCHES SEEMS TO PLACE THE MOST EMPHASIS ON THE OUTSIDE
GAME OVER, MAN! CHURCH TRANSLATION: no “PRoPeR” shiRT, shoes, Then no [“WoRshiP”] seRViCe”
How God Wants His Church to be! COLOSSIANS 3:1-14—HOW TO COME DRESSED FOR CHURCH GOD’S WAY!
MEN: HOW DOES ONE DRESS FOR SUCCESS IN CHURCH?
DRESS FOR SUCCESS IN CHURCH DON’T COME TO CHURCH WITHOUT THE LATEST IN GOD’S FASHION TRENDS!
DRESS FOR SUCCESS IN GOD’S EYES!— NOT MEN Don’t BE CAUGHT DEAD in BAD FASHION at CHURCH!
CAN YOU GUESS???? GOD’S FASHION TRENDS FOR MEN NEVER GO OUT OF STYLE! BREAKING NEWS: TIES, SUITS, CUFFLINKS ARE OUT!— BUT ONE CLOTHING ITEM GOD SAYS MEN SHOULD HAVE ABOVE ALL!
DRESSING GOD’S WAY FOR CHURCH! COLOSSIANS’ THEME— ”JESUS CHRIST PREEMINENT OVER ALL”
DRESS FOR SUCCESS! TWO BASIC POINTS IN COLOSSIANS DUMB PREACHER DAVE, KEEP IT SIMPLE!
COLOSSIANS: A. DOCTRINAL: THE PREEMINENCE OF CHRIST (Christ above and beyond all creation) A. (Chs. 1-2) NOTE: Shouldn’t preach/teach doctrine without driving home the PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS of that doctrine! Paul drove home practical affects of doctrine in Christian life!
COLOSSIANS B. PRACTICAL: CONDUCT OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE IN LIGHT OF THE PREEMINENCE OF CHRIST (Chs. 3-4) CHRIST’S PREEMINENCE HAS PRACTICAL CONSEQUENCES IN CHURCH DRESS!!!
COLOSSIANS 3-4—A FASHION HANDBOOK FOR MEN (& WOMEN) SINCE YOU HAVE BEEN UNITED WITH THE EXALTED MESSIAH, THEN WALK WORTHY OF HIS PREEMINENCE. DRESSING PREEMINENTLY FOR CHRIST IS CONSEQUENCE DEMANDED WITH IDENTIFICATION AS JESUS FOLLOWER & CHILD–
COLOSSIANS—A FASHION MANUAL COLOSSIANS 3–BASIC IDEA OF DRESS FOR SUCCESS: A NEW LIFE IN CHRIST, A NEW NATURE DEMANDS THE NEED FOR NEW DRESS (I.E. CONDUCT)
COLOSSIANS 3-4–Outline A. The Believer’s New Position with Christ (3:1-4) B. The Believer’s New Clothes/Conduct in Christ (3:5-17)
DRESS FOR SUCCESS! To emphasize new conduct because of new life in Christ, Paul begins a transition from the metaphor of DEATH & LIFE (vv. 3-7) to FASHION & CLOTHING (8-14) . . .
COLOSSIANS—THE “VOGUE” FASION GUIDE FOR CHRISTIANS A NEW LIFE IN CHRIST—(3:1-4) DEMANDS PUTTING OFF OLD CLOTHES (vv. 5-9)—TAKE IT ALL OFF! DEMANDS PUTTING ON NEW CLOTHES (vv. 10-14)—WALK THE TALK (RUNWAY) THIS WAY!
??? THE ANSWER TO WHAT NEW STYLE IS DEMANDED BY GOD ABOVE ALL?
PUT THIS SIGN ON YOUR CHURCH DOOR! NO LOVENO MERCYNO COMPASSIONNO FORBEARANCENO GENTLENESS THEN . . . NO WORSHIP SERVICE~