The chosen vessel

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  • 1. THE CHOSEN VESSEL Pastor Bong Udang Acts 9:10-15
  • 2. Acts 9:10-15 • Act 9:10 And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord. • Act 9:11 And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,
  • 3. Acts 9:10-15 • Act 9:12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight. • Act 9:13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:
  • 4. Acts 9:10-15 • Act 9:14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name. • Act 9:15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
  • 5. • As we will discuss this topic, we will cover the history behind the existence of the chosen vessel • The plan of the Potter • The purpose of the Potter • The process used by the Potter
  • 6. THE MAKING OF A CHOSEN A VESSEL
  • 7. When a potter make a chosen vessel, he definitely has; • A. A PLAN
  • 8. A. A PLAN • Zec 2:8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.
  • 9. A. A PLAN • Jer 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
  • 10. A. A PLAN • Psa 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. • Psa 139:15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
  • 11. A. A PLAN • Psa 139:17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! • Psa 139:18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
  • 12. When a potter make a chosen vessel, he definitely has; • A. A PLAN • B. A PURPOSE
  • 13. B. A PURPOSE • 1. To bring his name to the known world
  • 14. 1. To bring his name to the known world • Mat 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: • Mat 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
  • 15. 1. To bring his name to the known world • Act 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
  • 16. B. A PURPOSE • 1. To bring his name to the known world • 2. To encourage him when he is down and tired
  • 17. 2. To encourage him when he is down and tired • Mat 25:21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
  • 18. When a potter make a chosen vessel, he definitely has; • A. A PLAN • B. A PURPOSE • C. A PROCESS- The clay
  • 19. C. A PROCESS- The clay • The potter will soak the clay with water. • The potter will squeeze and pound on the clay. • The potter will slice and thrust a pointed object to the clay.
  • 20. C. A PROCESS- The clay • The potter will put the clay on the wheel and turn or spin the wheel. • The potter will then start forming the design of the clay. • The potter will put the newly formed vessel on the shelf.
  • 21. C. A PROCESS- The clay • The potter will put the vessel to the kiln or the heated oven . • The potter will glaze the vessel. • The potter will put the vessel on the dark or secret room of the shop .
  • 22. C. A PROCESS- The clay • The potter will showcase his obra maestra.
  • 23. C. A PROCESS- The clay • 1Pe 1:6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: • 1Pe 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
  • 24. C. A PROCESS- The clay • Rom 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
  • 25. The Holy man of China