Do You Worship the Sun or the Son?
• This time of the year brings three things: hot
weather, vacation time, spare time
• This time of the year can also promote three sins:
immodest dress, Godless vacations, idleness
• As a Christian, will you be a sun worshipper or a Son
worshipper? Will you have fun in the sun, or faith in
the Son (Gal. 2:20)
• God made the sun (Gen. 1:14-19) and summertime
(Gen. 8:22), but the Devil tempts us to misuse them
Summer Time: How Will I Dress?
• A Christian must still dress modestly even though it is
hot outside (1 Tim. 2:9-10; 1 Pet. 3:3-4)
• Thought questions: Glorifying God (Mt. 5:16)?
Providing for the flesh (Rom. 13:14)? Thinking pure
thoughts (Phil. 4:8)? Fleeing lusts (2 Tim. 2:22)?
Imitating evil (3 Jn. 11)? Luring others (Prov. 7:10)?
• Answering objections: Everyone wears it (Rom. 12:1);
I can’t control others (Mt. 5:28; 18:6-7); They are just
kids (Eph. 6:4); I wear it for comfort (Mt. 16:26)
Summer Time: Where Will I Go?
• Vacation time is good (Mk. 6:30-32), but some
Christians take a vacation from God
• Some will not assemble with faithful brethren while
on vacation (Acts 20:7; Heb. 10:25)
• Some will not contribute (Mal. 3:8-10)
• Do you stop making these payments in the summer:
mortgage, car, insurance, utilities?
Summer Time: What Will I Do?
• Some spend their summer time in idleness
(2 Thess. 3:11; 1 Tim. 5:13; 1 Pet. 4:15)
• “Busybody” comes from periergazomai meaning to
“work around in other people’s matters”; “Meddler”
comes from allotrioepiskopos meaning “to oversee
• Christians need to spend their time wisely
• Christianity is not seasonal
• Summer has been called the “next-to-nothing-
– Wear next-to-nothing (immodest apparel)
– Give next-to-nothing (Godless vacations)
– Do next-to-nothing (idleness, laziness)
• Christianity does not change based upon location
(alcohol in the north, gambling in the west, tobacco
in the east, immodesty in the south)
• Christianity is daily serving the Lord (Lk. 9:23)
• Christian, be careful how you dress, be careful where
you go, be care what you do (Heb. 11:25)
• God remains faithful to us during the summer, let’s
remain faithful to him at the same time (2 Tim. 2:13)