1.The Potter 2.The Clay 3.The Pattern 4.The Patience of the Potter 5. Product of the Potter
I. The Potter God Creator Sustainer of life Acts 17:28; Nehemiah 9:21 Isaiah 45:9 Potsherd = pottery Forms it = squeeze
II. The Potter’s Clay Man is the clay Isaiah 64:8 NKJV 8 But now, O LORD, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand.
II. The Potter’s Clay Man is the clay Isaiah 29:16 NKJV 16.. you have things turned around! Shall the potter be esteemed as the clay; For shall the thing made say of him who made it, "He did not make me"? Or shall the thing formed say of him who formed it, "He has no understanding"?
II. The Potter’s Clay Man is Pliable Can be shaped and molded Variable shapes many changes Can be molded by Potter or by the World God can mold us & shape us through His word into something pleasing unto Him
II. The Potter’s Clay Man is the clay Romans 12:2 Conformed = fashioned Transformed = metamorphosis
II. The Potter’s Clay Man is the clay Romans 6:16 It is our choice
II. The Potter’s Clay Man is the clay “Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, Before the difficult days come, And the years draw near when you say, “I have no pleasure in them.” Ecclesiastes 12:1
III. The Potter’s Pattern Pattern to see “…image of His Son” Romans 8:29 “…according to the image…” Colossians 3:10
III. The Potter’s Pattern Pattern to see Luke 2:52 Wisdom Stature Favor with: God Man
LIVE AS CHRIST…… GROW THINKOBEY God’s Challenge
IV. The Potter’s Patience Vessel is marred Does not throw away Makes it over - remodels Patient with Israel Jeremiah 18:4
IV. The Potter’s Patience Peter was marred - Luke 22:61,62 Denied 3 times Preached 1 st Sermon -Acts 2 Patient with all men
IV. The Potter’s Patience Romans 2:4 NKJV 4 Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?
V. The Potter’s Product Impenitent or Penitent Depends upon the response of the material
V. The Potter’s Product Impenitent Hardens Heart Pride – Stubborn Not God’s Fault Jeremiah 18:7-10
V. The Potter’s Product Penitent Vessel of honor Yield to Divine touch Peter and Paul
V. The Potter’s Product Penitent Ephesians 2:10 NKJV 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
V. The Potter’s Product Penitent Penitent Revelation 3:12 NKJV 12 "He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. And I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.”
V. The Potter’s Product Penitent When the vessel is made like the pattern, the potter places his signature on it as his own.
V. The Potter’s Product Penitent God calls All Men to Repentance Acts 17:30,31 Only by Yielding to His Call can we be made vessels of Honor
V. The Potter’s Product Man has a Choice Man has a ChoiceResponsible We obey His will We obey His will Romans 9:19-24 God has Absolute Power over All People
V. The Potter’s Product He desires that All Men be Righteous If we Refuse God Must Punish! Only blesses those who obey Must Reject & Punish Those who Disobey
The Potter and the Clay Whether a man is a vessel unto Honor or unto Dishonor, he alone is responsible! God does not by any direct power make people either good or bad. 1 Timothy 2:3,4
The Potter and the Clay 1. God is the Potter 2. Man is the Clay 3.The Pattern is Christ 4.The Potter is Patient 5.Product of the Potter
The Potter and the Clay God will shape us into a vessel of honor Will you allow God to shape you?