Mt. Vernon Church of Christ Services Sunday A. M. Bible Study - 9:30 Sunday A. M. Worship - 10:30 Sunday P. M. Worship - 5:00 Wednesday Evening Bible Study - 6:00 Address 700 Mill Street Mt. Vernon, Indiana  47620 Contact (812) 838-2635 email Gospel Plan of Salvation Hear - Rom. 10:17 Believe - Mark 16:15,16 Repent - Luke 17:3 Confess - Rom. 10:10 Be baptized - Acts 2:38 Live faithfully - Titus 2:12 “If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God...” (I Peter 4:11) Mt. Vernon Church of Christ

Woman: Why yes, I am child of God and I wear shorts, but I didn’t know that there was anything wrong with wearing them when it was so hot.

Bible: “Through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: Who being past feeling have given themselves over to lasciviousness” (Eph. 4:18,19).

Woman: What is “lasciviousness?”

Dictionary: “Tending to produce sensual desires.”

Woman: But in what way does my wearing shorts produce lust?

Bible: “The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life is not of the Father, but is of the world” (I John 2:16).

Woman: But what if my thoughts are perfectly innocent?

Bible: “Everyone that looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery already with her in his heart” (Matt. 5:27).  “It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak” (Rom. 14:21).

Woman: Well, what should I wear on these hot days?

Bible: “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety” (I Tim. 2:9).

Woman: What does “modest” mean?

Dictionary: “Restrained by a sense of propriety or humility; characterized by reserve, propriety or purity.”

Woman: But this isn’t the season to wear modest apparel.

Bible: “Be instant in season, out of season” (II Tim. 4:2).

Woman:  Maybe you are right, but I can’t stand to be told I am wrong.

Bible: “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?” (Gal. 4:16).

David  Roper, from West Side Bulletin July 1983

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