May 4, 2008pm    The Ultimate Wardrobe    Luke 24:44-53

by Ron George Jr. at the Fayetteville Baptist Church

What kind of clothes do you have?  My Dad had these incredible shrinking suits.  For some reason these clothes would shrink and thus be passed on to me.  I was happy to have them.  With a few adjustments they would work perfectly for me.  I am saddened to say that many of Dad’s suits no longer shrink so I am still wearing the old ones.  Maybe one day?  One of the latest movies to make the silver screen is a move called Iron Man.  Iron man is created when he puts on the iron man suit.  Do clothes make the man or does the man make the clothes?
 When Jesus left the earth for heaven He promised to clothe the disciples with power from on high.  Heavenly clothes are awesome.  These clothes make the person.   Did you get yours?  Here they are.  Just for you. 

Luke 24:44 He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”
45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. 46 He told them, “This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”
50 When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. 51 While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven. 52 Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. 53 And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God.

What kind of clothes do you have?  What kind of clothes have you been given?

  1. The clothes of God’s desire’s and plans for your life.

 

  1. The clothes of sacrificial living and dying for the Lord.
  1. The clothes of the new hope we have to overcome death, hell, and the grave.

 

  1. The clothes of repentance.
  1. The clothes of forgiveness.

 

  1. The clothes of sharing the good news.  Preaching and witnessing what God is doing in our world and lives…
  1. The clothes of waiting and depending on the Lord.

 

  1. The clothes of God’s power from on high.  He will come and live within you.  The Holy Spirit will be your power from on high. 
  1. The clothes of God’s blessings.

 

  1. The clothes of God’s worship.
  1. The clothes of great joy. 

 

  1. The clothes of praise unto God. 

 

The Holy Bible : New International Version (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996, c1984). Lk 24:44-53.