Naked, Embarrassed and Exposed? 1


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Naked, Embarrassed and Exposed? Then Put Something On, is based on Shereen’s book of the same name. The lessons encourage us put on the attributes of Jesus so others see God’s glory in us. Based on Colossians 3:12-17.

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  • Welcome. Prayer.
  • I started pursuing the idea of clothing in the character of Christ because I felt embarrassed about my life.
    1. I felt like I was wearing jeans, a tuxedo t-shirt and flip-flops to the opera. I felt out of place. I needed to learn about dressing correctly.
    2. I realized I wasn’t alone. I saw many Christians who were dressed in unflattering outfits (or no outfits) who didn’t know how to dress either.
    3. It was so important to dress correctly. If we are wearing the wrong things, we offend and hurt others. It also gives an “in” to the enemy.
    After thinking through these things I decided to follow the theme of spiritual clothing through scripture. I felt that there had to be a better way and I could learn how to dress and also what not to wear.
    This lead me to the book of beginnings, Genesis.
  • This is the story of the beginning of clothes and fashion. This is the beginning of God dressing people in love. Compare Adam and Eve to our situation. 1 Cor 10 says the lives of the children of God from the past are examples for us.
  • There will be pains. There will be difficulty. There will be hard work. Plan for it!
  • Naked, Embarrassed and Exposed? 1

    1. 1. Naked, Embarrassed and Exposed? Then Put Something on. Colossians 3:12-17
    2. 2. Introduction • "Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." (Colossians 3:12-17)
    3. 3. Problem in the Garden (Genesis 3) • One sin left Adam and Eve aware of their nakedness. • People would never be the same. Physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually they had been protected, now they were uncovered and vulnerable. • Adam and Eve knew instantly that they were naked and they hid from God.
    4. 4. • They tried to cover themselves with leaves. Not an easy task. • The leaves didn’t work so God clothed them. • God knew that they could not handle life without proper clothing. They were to be sent out of the garden to encounter thorns and thistles. Leaves wouldn’t hold up under the harsh conditions they would be facing.
    5. 5. We Start Out Naked, Embarrassed, and Exposed We are spiritually naked and the best we can do is to cover ourselves with spiritual fig leaves and they aren’t enough. It is embarrassing and difficult to live life when we are wearing leaves.
    6. 6. Without God and the clothing he provides, we are exposed to the world and its pains, and inadequately protected. “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food…” Genesis 3:17-19
    7. 7. Supernaturally Clothed • "The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them." (Genesis 3:21) • An animal had to be sacrificed. Blood was spilled for the first time. • The clothing was a constant reminder of their sin, the sacrifice, and God’s amazing grace.
    8. 8. Supernaturally Clothed • " You are all [daughters] of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ." (Galatians 3:26-27) • We have sinned. Jesus blood was spilled. • By faith we have been clothed in the character of Jesus, covered in amazing grace.
    9. 9. Deciding Daily to Wear It Holy to the Lord • We have been clothed in God’s designer label. • Nothing fits better. • But this outfit is not super glued on. You must decide to wear it daily. • “Behold, I come like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed.” (Revelation 16:15)
    10. 10. Please join with me in ministry Pray for God’s direction and new opportunities for my teaching and speaking Like my page on Facebook, Shereen Lashua Visit my web page and blog Feel free to contact me through the above or at PO Box 6955 Phone # Goodyear, AZ 85338 (623) 850-3537