Putting on Christ Sermon Illustrations

Putting on Christ Sermon Illustrations

When the Roman youth reached manhood, he put on the Toga Virilis, the robe of manhood. The day was one of special ceremonial, a great day for him.

When the Hindu youths of certain castes reach manhood, they put on the Yagnopavitam, or sacred cord. The day is one of special ceremonial, a great day for the youth who is invested with the sacred cord.

So the believer at his baptism acknowledges that he has 'put on Christ'—a new robe of righteousness to display to the world, a new cord of holiness that links him with the holiness of his God, a 'Holy Father'.

(Gal. 3. 27)


In Rome Augustine Monica's hitherto profligate son, found the Saviour. The verse that was used to his conversion was the exhortation of the Apostle Paul to the believers in Rome:

`Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.'

(Rom. 13. 14; Col. 3. 10, 12)

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