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2 Timothy 2:20-22
A USEFUL VESSEL FOR GOD
2 Timothy 2:20-22(NIV)
 20 
In a large house there are articles not only
of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay;
s...
“Being used by God 
is not confined to pastors,
preachers or teachers.
Anybody can be an 
instrument 
in God's hands.”
 G...
ROMA 9:21
Wala bang
karapatan ang
gumagawa ng
palayok na
bumuo ng
mamamahalin o
mumurahing
sisidlan mula sa
iisang tumpok ...
TWO KINDS OF VESSELS:
 1. VESSEL FOR
SPECIAL PURPOSE
 2. VESSEL FOR
COMMON USE
In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver,
but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes ...
I. HOW TO BE A USEFUL
VESSEL FOR GOD
 A. CLEANSE YOURSELF-
Therefore if anyone cleanses
himself from the latter, he will ...
Choice determines the way
God uses us.
 "If a man purifies himself" -- that
means man has something to do
with it; he has...
 God does not force us to be
used by him; we have the
freewill to choose on our
part.
 But we have to do something
about...
 When it says, "he must purify
himself," that does not mean
that we have the power to deal
with our own sins, to cleanse
...
1. Cleansing involves
taking heed according to
God’s word. Psalm 119:9
How can a young man cleanse
his way? By taking hee...
 2 Corinthians 7:1…since we have
these promises, dear friends, let us
purify ourselves from everything that
contaminates ...
3. Cleansing involves
guarding your heart.
 Proverb 4:23…above all else,
guard your heart, for it is the
wellspring of li...
 Above all else, guard your heart
for its affects everything you do.
(NLT)
 Guard your heart above
anything else you hav...
The heart is the master- control of
our life. A wrong heart always
produces a wrong life.
It is recognized as the place wh...
 The enemy works thru our
thoughts because he knows that
if people accept his ideas in their
mind he can easily conquer t...
I. HOW TO BE A USEFUL
VESSEL FOR GOD
B. Do the works of the
ministry.
2 Timothy 4:5…keep your
head in all situations, endu...
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Be Useful Vessels

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“Being used by God
is not confined to pastors, preachers or teachers. Anybody can be an instrument
in God's hands.”
God can use anybody, believer or nonbeliever.

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Be Useful Vessels

  1. 1. 2 Timothy 2:20-22 A USEFUL VESSEL FOR GOD
  2. 2. 2 Timothy 2:20-22(NIV)  20  In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for common use.  21  Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.  22  Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
  3. 3. “Being used by God  is not confined to pastors, preachers or teachers. Anybody can be an  instrument  in God's hands.”  God can use anybody, believer or nonbeliever.
  4. 4. ROMA 9:21 Wala bang karapatan ang gumagawa ng palayok na bumuo ng mamamahalin o mumurahing sisidlan mula sa iisang tumpok ng putik?
  5. 5. TWO KINDS OF VESSELS:  1. VESSEL FOR SPECIAL PURPOSE  2. VESSEL FOR COMMON USE
  6. 6. In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for common use.-2 Timothy 2:20 Special purpose They are not only useful but they are preserved, they are permanent, we want to keep them. We do not display them. They are useful, but they are not presentable. We may even intend to dispose of them, sometimes after only one use. Common use
  7. 7. I. HOW TO BE A USEFUL VESSEL FOR GOD  A. CLEANSE YOURSELF- 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.  - 2 Timothy 2:21 (NKJV)
  8. 8. Choice determines the way God uses us.  "If a man purifies himself" -- that means man has something to do with it; he has to purify himself. God will never set man's will aside and use him for a good purpose without his being willing to be used.
  9. 9.  God does not force us to be used by him; we have the freewill to choose on our part.  But we have to do something about it
  10. 10.  When it says, "he must purify himself," that does not mean that we have the power to deal with our own sins, to cleanse our own lives.  We do not have that power. But it does mean that we are responsible to use the cleansing that has been provided
  11. 11. 1. Cleansing involves taking heed according to God’s word. Psalm 119:9 How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to His Word.
  12. 12.  2 Corinthians 7:1…since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit , perfecting holiness out of reverence for God. 2. Cleansing involves emptying of yourself.
  13. 13. 3. Cleansing involves guarding your heart.  Proverb 4:23…above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.(NIV)  Keep your heart with all diligence.(NKJV)
  14. 14.  Above all else, guard your heart for its affects everything you do. (NLT)  Guard your heart above anything else you have because it determines the kind of life you will live.  Be careful how you think, your life is shaped by your thoughts. (TEV)
  15. 15. The heart is the master- control of our life. A wrong heart always produces a wrong life. It is recognized as the place where mind and thought resides. Proverb 23:7…as a man thinks or believe in his heart so is he.
  16. 16.  The enemy works thru our thoughts because he knows that if people accept his ideas in their mind he can easily conquer their will.  Acts 5:3 …kaya’t sinabi ni Pedro “Ananias” ano’t napadaig ka kay Satanas at nagsisinungaling sa Espiritu Santo! Bakit mo binawasan ang pinagbilhan ng lupa.
  17. 17. I. HOW TO BE A USEFUL VESSEL FOR GOD B. Do the works of the ministry. 2 Timothy 4:5…keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.

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