Presentation on theme: "The Potter and the Clay Jeremiah 18:1-6 1The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying: 2 "Arise and go down to the potter's house, and there I."— Presentation transcript:
The Potter and the Clay Jeremiah 18:1-6 1The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying: 2 "Arise and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause you to hear My words."
Jeremiah 18:3-4 3 Then I went down to the potter's house, and there he was, making something at the wheel. 4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make.
Jeremiah 18:5-6 5 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying: 6 "O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter?" says the LORD. "Look, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel!
The Potter and the Clay 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 Isaiah 45:9 Potsherd = pottery Fashion = squeeze
II. The Potter’s Clay Man is the clay Isa. 64:8 B ut now, O LORD, thou art our father; w ww we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.
II. The Potter’s Clay Man is the clay - Pliable - Molded by Potter Rom. 12:2 Conformed Transformed
II. The Potter’s Clay Man is the clay - Pliable - Molded by Potter Rom. 6:16 Yield It is our choice
II. The Potter’s Clay Man is the clay - Pliable - Molded by Potter “ Remember now thy Creator in the youth days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them ;” Eccl. 12:1
III. The Potter’s Pattern Pattern to see “…image of his Son” Rm.8:29 “…after the image…” Col.3:10
III. The Potter’s Pattern Pattern to see Lk. 2:52 Wisdom Stature Favour 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 Patient with all men
IV. The Potter’s Patience Peter was marred Denied 3 times Preached 1 st Sermon
IV. The Potter’s Patience “Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?” Rom. 2:4
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 Jer. 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 Eph. 2:10 When the vessel is made like the pattern, the potter places his signature on it as his own.
V. The Potter’s Product Penitent I will write upon him my new name.” Penitent“ Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.” Rev. 3:12
V. The Potter’s Product Man has a Choice Man has a ChoiceResponsible we obey His will we obey His will
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 Vessel unto honour
The Potter and the Clay God will shape us into a vessel of honor Will you allow God to shape you?
Hear Believe Repent Confess Be Baptized SALVATIONSALVATION What Must I do to be Saved?
What If I Sin ? Err from the Truth – Jas.5:19 Err from the Truth – Jas.5:19 Repent - Acts 8:14-24 Repent - Acts 8:14-24 Confess – 1 Jn. 1:9 Confess – 1 Jn. 1:9 Pray Pray
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