A Woman Dress
1 Tim 2:9-15
NKJV 9 in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, 10 but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works. 11 Let a woman learn in silence with all submission. 12 And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression. 15 Nevertheless she will be saved in childbearing if they continue in faith, love, and holiness, with self-control. NKJV

NASU 9 Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments, 10 but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness. 11 A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire sub-submissiveness. 12 But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet. 13 For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve. 14 And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression. 15 But women will be preserved through the bearing of children if they continue in faith and love and sanctity with self-restraint. NASU

HCSB 9 Also, the women are to dress themselves in modest clothing, with decency and good sense; not with elaborate hairstyles, gold, pearls, or expensive apparel, 10 but with good works, as is proper for women who affirm that they worship God. 11 A woman should learn in silence with full submission. 12 I do not allow a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; instead, she is to be silent. 13 For Adam was created first, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and transgressed. 15 But she will be saved through childbearing, if she continues in faith, love, and holiness, with good sense. (HCSB)

Introduction

Have you heard more than you want to hear about the half time show at the Super Bowl? It is very sad how many people have been enamored by the event. It will be punished and the entertainment industry may be awakened. Satan over played His hand. Let me call you attention to this verse in Proverbs “As a ring of gold in a swine's snout, So is a lovely woman who lacks discretion. Proverbs 11:22 NKJV
The sermon text speaks to:
1.    The . . Modesty of a Woman Dress. v 9 a
2.    The . . Mentality of a Woman Dress. v 9 b
3.    The . . Message of a Woman Dress. v 10

4.    The . . Maturity of a Woman Dress. v 11-14

5.    The . . Ministry of a Woman Dress. v 15
 
 

1.    The . . Modesty of a Woman Dress. v 9a
        “in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel,. . .”

    A.    Modesty In the . . Instructions to Women. v 9a 1
            “in like manner also, . . .”

    B.    Modesty In the . . Illustration to Women. v 9a 2
            “. . . that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel,. . .”
                1.    Adorn = “from kosmos (NT:2889) (arrangement, ornament, order, world). ATR.
                2.    Modest = bashful, not forward but ladylike

Illustration

I personally think the blame for the Jackson children’s behavior rest at the doorstep of their home. Yes, Janet Jackson is 37, and Michael is 45, but they missed out on proper teaching in their childhood. They do not have the Biblical background they need to make wise decisions. But Janet and Michael need to get over it and grow up, be a lady, be a man.
 
Application
 
This text speaks concerning what was done by Jackson. This text is a teaching all ladies need.
The Bible teaches:      “in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel,. . .”

 
 

2.    The . . Mentality of a Woman Dress. v 9 b
        NKJV “ with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing,”
        HCSB “ with decency and good sense; not with elaborate hairstyles, gold, pearls, or expensive apparel,”

        A.    The Decency . . In the Mentality of Women. v 9b1
                “ with propriety and moderation,”

        B.    The Decorations . . In the Mentality of Women. v 9 b2
                “ not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing,”

     Introduction

     This does not mean a lady cannot spend time at the beauty parlor. Phyllis Dillar said she spent three hours at the
        beauty parlor one time and that was just for the estimate. Men need some place like a beauty parlor.
            1.    A Christian Lady’s emphasis should not be on outward beauty.
 
Illustration
Beth Moore is a best selling author and conference leader in the SBC. Every time I have seen her she projects a decent mentality about her countenance.
 
Application
 
  The . . Mentality of a Woman Dress. v 9 b

         “ with propriety and moderation,. . . "
 
 
 

3.    The . . Message of a Woman Dress. v 10
            NKJV"but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.
            HCSB "but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness.

        A.    The . . Proper Message of a Woman’s Dress. v10 a
                    “but, which is proper for women”

        B.    The . . Professing Message of a Woman’s Dress. v10 b
                “professing godliness, with good works.

                    1 Peter 3:2-4 3 Do not let your adornment be merely outward--arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel-- 4 rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. NKJV

Illustration

A woman can be a show stopper as she comes walking through a crowd. What does her dress say to you? Is she saying look at my figure, set your eyes on my womanly attributes, or does she dress in such a way that you say she is modest and lady like.
 
Application
 
The weather lady, Cindy Preszler, on St. Louis Channel 5, always dresses very ladylike. She gives an example of how a woman should dress who wants to portray the quality of being feminine . I would not be surprised to learn she is a Christian lady. I make my judgment just from the way she dresses.
Will people see that quality in you? Would anybody think Janet Jackson represents Christianity?

 

4.    The . . Maturity of a Woman Dress. v 11-14
        11 Let a woman learn in silence with all submission. 12 And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression.

    A.    The Maturity of Submission in . . Speech. v 11
        “Let a woman learn in silence with all submission. “

            1    Learn = Discipled
                    a.Contrast the Taliban and Islam Countries.
            2.    The word silence means peaceful quietness. 1 Tim 2:2
                    “ for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness
                        and reverence. NKJV

                    2 Thess 3:12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with

                  quietness they work, and eat their own bread. NKJV
 
         B.    The Maturity of Submission in . . Service. v 12
                    “And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence.
                    1.    Submission to . . Permission.
                            "And I do not permit a woman to teach”
                            a.    Paul does not say a women cannot teach anywhere at anytime.

                            Titus 2:3-5 3 the older women likewise, . . . teachers of good things . . . 4 that they admonish the young
                            women to love their husbands, to love their children, NKJV

                            Acts 18:26 So he began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Aquila and Priscilla heard him, they took

                            him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately. NKJV
                            2 Tim 3:15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise
                            for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. NKJV
 
                        2    Submission to . . Submission.
                            “or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence.”
                                a.    This speaks to attitude.
                                b    Women are not to express the final authority in doctrinal matters.
                                c.    Women should not be Senior pastors leading a church.
                                d.    Example of S B C Churches = Growing and Prospering Churches.
 
         C.    The Maturity of Submission in . . Scripture. v 13-14
                13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived,
                fell into transgression.
                    1.    Note the Reasons for Submission come from Scripture, not Society.
                        a.    Society tell the women to “go for it.”
                        b.    Scripture is used as evidence that men and women have definite roles.
                                1)    Scriptural Reason One v 13
                                            "For Adam was formed first, then Eve.
                                            a)    Adam Looked for a Mate.
                                            b)    God made a Helpmate
                                2)    Scriptural Reason Two v 14
                                        “And Adam was not deceived, but the  woman being deceived, fell into transgression.
                                            a)    Adam Allowed Eve to make Theological Decisions, and he became the bigger sinner.
                                3)    Scriptural Reason Three. Gen. 3:16
                                        “to the woman He said: "I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; In pain you shall
                                        bring forth children; your desire shall be for your husband, And he shall rule over you." NKJV

Illustration

Men and women are good at different things. A simple example would be: Women are better at details and make better secretaries, and administrative assistants. Men are better at directions. We have friends Jim and Mary Pruitt who were telling us about Mary not being able to read a map. Jim made a big deal of Mary’s inability and pleaded with her to just look at the map and tell him how far it was to the next town. Mary, rather peeved at Jim’s putting her down got a flash of inspiration and she measured with two fingers the distance between the two towns and held up her fingers to Jim and said they are this far apart. Jim laughed so hard he had to pull off on the shoulder. Men and women do have differences.
 
Application
 
Many women have changed their world through a quiet submission; waiting for the proper opportunity to speak a godly word.

 
 

5.    The . . Ministry of a Woman Dress. v 15
        15 Nevertheless she will be saved in childbearing if they continue in faith, love, and holiness, with self-control. NKJV

    A.    Saved, does not relate to salvation of the Soul.
            1.    The word "saved"can be translated as follows:
                    John 11:12 Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well KJV
                    Acts 4:9 If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made
                    whole; KJV

    B.    Note the word “They” in the newer translations.
            ". . . if they continue. . . "

    C.    If the Children do well, so will the mothers.

Illustration

This week my wife was going through some boxes, and rediscovered a letter her mother wrote her in 1957. Christa had written her mother to tell her she had surrendered to the Lord’s calling in her life. Christa thought her call may have been to foreign missions, (and I have taken her to several different states). Her mother wrote back and told Christa she cried when she got the letter, She wrote to tell Christa (for the first time) when she was born she gave her to the Lord for any service He had for her.
Now it will help this story to know that Christa is the last of ten children. Her mother further related that Christa’s letter prompted her to go into her bedroom, kneel down and thank the Lord for calling Christa into His service. She also told Christa she had once again given her to the Lord for what ever service He chose.
 
Illustration
Some ladies do not have children.   At my home church, Tower Grove Baptist in St. Louis, there is a lady named Hazel Welch. Biologically she never had children, but if you go to her home and sit down at her dining room table you will see about 20 pictures of young people she calls her children. Her husband and her have given their lives fostering the Christian growth of young people. When I see her she comes up to me and says hi son and gives me a motherly kiss.

Christa’s mother and ladies like Hazel, have been saved, preserved and made whole through the giving of their lives to children. Some gave their life to biological children, some to spiritually adopted children. But both to a ministry of being blessed and blessing children

This text speaks to the:

1.    The . . Modesty of a Woman Dress. v 9 a

2.    The . . Mentality of a Woman Dress. v 9 b

3.    The . . Message of a Woman Dress. v 10

4.    The . . Maturity of a Woman Dress. v 11-14

5.    The . . Ministry of a Woman Dress. v 15