140309 eng vessels series (part 2) by ps. timothy loh

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140309 eng vessels series (part 2) by ps. timothy loh

  1. 1. 2 Tim 2
  2. 2. 2 Tim 2 20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. 21 Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.
  3. 3. 2 Tim 2 The Message version 20-21 In a well-furnished kitchen there are not only crystal goblets and silver platters, but waste cans and compost buckets—some containers used to serve fine meals, others to take out the garbage. Become the kind of container God can use to present any and every kind of gift to his guests for their blessing.
  4. 4. The big question:
  5. 5. The big question: Are you a vessel for God, ready for the Master’s use?
  6. 6. God’s Vessels
  7. 7. God’s Vessels • He cleanses
  8. 8. God’s Vessels • • He cleanses He sanctifies
  9. 9. God’s Vessels • • • He cleanses He sanctifies He prepares
  10. 10. CLEANSE
  11. 11. CLEANSE To prune, to remove filth, impurity
  12. 12. Matt 23
  13. 13. Matt 23 25 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion and self-indulgence. 26 Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also.
  14. 14. Matt 23 27 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. 28 Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
  15. 15. 5 things:
  16. 16. 5 things: • Extortion
  17. 17. 5 things: • Extortion • Self-indulgence
  18. 18. 5 things: • Extortion • Self-indulgence • Hypocrisy
  19. 19. 5 things: • • • • Extortion Self-indulgence Hypocrisy Lawlessness
  20. 20. 5 things: • • • • • Extortion Self-indulgence Hypocrisy Lawlessness Uncleanness
  21. 21. Cleansing requires a combination of
  22. 22. Cleansing requires a combination of • God’s Grace
  23. 23. Cleansing requires a combination of • God’s Grace • Our Faith
  24. 24. PREPARED
  25. 25. PREPARED God’s preparation is always unique, He uses
  26. 26. PREPARED God’s preparation is always unique, He uses • Natural
  27. 27. PREPARED God’s preparation is always unique, He uses • Natural • Spiritual
  28. 28. PREPARED God’s preparation is always unique, He uses • Natural • Spiritual • Background
  29. 29. PREPARED God’s preparation is always unique, He uses • Natural • Spiritual • Background • Difficult circumstances
  30. 30. PREPARED God’s preparation is always unique, He uses • Natural • Spiritual • Background • Difficult circumstances • Seemingly unrelated situation…etc.
  31. 31. SANCTIFIED
  32. 32. SANCTIFIED • To set apart / to distinguish / to be consecrated
  33. 33. Jeremiah 1:5
  34. 34. Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
  35. 35. Galatians 1:15
  36. 36. Galatians 1:15 But when God, who set me apart from my mother’s womb and called me by his grace, was pleased
  37. 37. Acts 9:15
  38. 38. Acts 9:15 15 But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel. 16 For I will show him how many things he must suffer for My name’s sake.”

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