Great Sermon! Wonderful message. I can't remember hearing a message on this topic. More preachers need to enlighten their parishoners about apparel appropriate for the Christian.
Needed Sermon for Today! Irreverence is the mark not only of modern society but even the most conservative churches. The deterioration of dress began in the 1960s. It has become popular now for the most conservative and especially reformed pastors to make a show of taking off their coats (before they even get hot, and in AC buildings) in the pulpits and joining their congregation in 'dressing down for church'. It is a mark in particular among 'New Calvinists'. Do today's Christians imagine Spurgeon would be coatless or in a golf shirt or jeans while preaching the holy word? This casualness and cultural conformity before God is indicted by this sermon because "the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom".