Sunday July 31, 2011

On Sunday the 31st, we had the privilege of having Bro. David Engesath of www.masterpotterministries.com in our services. What a blessing this was!

Brother Engesath uses the potters wheel and an abundance of clay to bring forth a message of hope as he accounts of the way that the potter molds and shapes us, his children. God’s desire is to mold us into his perfect vessel. Not perfect in our eyes, but in His!

The clay has no choice but to submit to the hands of the potter. Until we are submitted to the sanctification process, we are nothing but raw dry clay.

2 Timothy 2:21
If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.

Ps 119:73 Thy hands have made me and fashioned me:

In Jeremiah 18, we surmise that the potter didn’t say one word. The potter wanted Jeremiah to SEE it, not just hear. The vessel was marred and had to be started over again. Not just a blemish, but wrecked and started again.

This potter turned preacher reminded us that we will stand before God one day and give an account for all that we have done.

Romans 14:12
So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

We can be prepared for this Judgment Seat by allowing ourselves to go through the same processes that clay goes through.

1 -Dug out –                                   FAITH Read, receive and believe

2 -Weathered                               VIRTUE Hide, cleanse, soften

3 – Wedged                                    KNOWLEDGE Study and understand

4- Rested                                       TEMPERANCE Meditate, quiet

5 – Shaped                                     PATIENCE Thankfulness, praise

6 – Low-fired                                GODLINESS Devotion, contentment, sorship

7 – Glaze coat                               BROTHERLY KINDNESS Yielded , willing to do right

8 – High fired                                CHARITY Serving with pure motives

 

Bottom line is, be ready! Allow the Lord to work in your life and view all of life’s trials and joys as part of the shaping process. Be sure to check out these messages online!

 

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