In the potter’s hand


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In the potter’s hand

  1. 1. In thePotter’sHand
  2. 2. The word which came to Jeremiah from theLORD, saying, Arise, and go down to thepotters house, and there I will cause thee tohear my words. Then I went down to thepotters house, and, behold, he wrought awork on the wheels. And the vessel that hemade of clay was marred in the hand of thepotter: so he made it again another vessel, asseemed good to the potter to make it. Thenthe word of the LORD came to me, saying, Ohouse of Israel, cannot I do with you as thispotter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is inthe potters hand, so are ye in mine hand, Ohouse of Israel.
  3. 3. Should we now accept thechallenge of offering our lives tohelp? (clip – dagang guwang)
  4. 4. In the shop of a blacksmith, there are three types of tools: There are tools on the junk pile There are toolsThe on the anvilBlacksmith There are toolsShop of usefulness
  5. 5. There are tools on the junk pileOutdatedBrokenDullRusty
  6. 6. There are tools on the anvil Melted down Molten hot Moldable Changeable
  7. 7. There are tools of usefulness Sharpened Primed Defined Mobile
  8. 8. Some people lie useless Lives broken Talents wasting Fires quenched Dreams dashed
  9. 9. Others lie on the anvil  Hearts open  Hungry to change  Wounds of healing  Visions clearing
  10. 10. Others lie on the Master’s hand  Well tuned  Uncompromising  Polished  Productive
  11. 11. The pile of broken tools To find me, look over in the corner of the shop, over here, behind the cobwebs, beneath the dust, in the darkness There are scores of us, broken handles, dulled blades, cracked iron. Some of us were useful ones, and then… many of us never were. But, listen, don’t feel sorry forme. Life isnt so bad here in the pile… no work, no anvils, no pain, no sharpening, And yes, the days are very long
  12. 12. I amveryweary(clip – father and son)
  13. 13. Sour Grapes
  14. 14. Judas, the man who never knew
  15. 15. Eyes that never see; ears that never hear
  16. 16. Life from the press box – getperspective
  17. 17. On the Anvil
  18. 18. Footprints of SatanI was in the emergency room late one night. Victims of satan filled the halls. A child – puffy, swollen eyes. Beaten by her father. A woman – bruised cheeks, bloody nose. “My boyfriend got drunk and hit me,” she said, weeping. An old man – unconscious and drunk on a stretcher. He drooled blood in his sleep.
  19. 19. Jesus saw the victims of Satan, too.
  20. 20. Whopushesyourswing?
  21. 21. The Value of a Relationship (clip 3)
  22. 22. A good heart, But…
  23. 23. An Instrument for Noble Purposes  (A good teacher!)