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What Is Appropriate To Wear In Church? (2 Reasons It Doesn't Matter And 3 Guidelines)
Wear what helps you think more about Jesus and less about yourself – and what will help others do the same.
Most people who dress casually don’t do so out of disrespect for God or the church. We do so because we can be less self-conscious that way.

That’s the case for me. When I’m wearing a suit and tie, I’m constantly aware of it. I think about the tie being straight, the jacket being buttoned and the shoes being uncomfortable. Dressing up that way causes me to divert too much of my attention away from where it should be.

When I dress casually, I can relax and stop thinking about myself and my clothes. I can lift my hands in praise without feeling my suit jacket bunch up awkwardly. And I can help stack chairs after church without worrying that the sweat I’m working up will require another expensive visit to the dry cleaner.

Point To Jesus

The bottom line is this. Wear what helps you think more about Jesus and less about yourself – and what will help others do the same.

In church. At home. At work. Anywhere.

Everything should point to Jesus.

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November 03, 2018 at 2:00 AM

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