This content is part of a series.
The Potter's Hands by Which He Wrought Me (4 of 5)
Series: The Potter and the Clay
Jeremiah 18:1-6; Isaiah 64:8
I. Hands Of Ministry
A) A Moistening Ministry
B) A Molding Ministry
C) A Mastering Ministry
II. Hands Of Mystery
A) The Mystery Of Co-ordination
B) The Mystery Of Correlation
C) The Mystery Of Culmination
III. Hands Of Mercy
A) Patiently Deals With The Clay
B) Persistently Deals With The Clay
C) Providentially Deals With The Clay
IV. Hands Of Majesty
A) He Transfers His Need To The Vessel
B) He Transfers His Nature To The Vessel
Intro: Thus far, we have examined the potter's heart, the potter's hunt and the potter's house. Now we will examine the subject of the potter's hands. This is where the forming of the clay takes place. Everything up to this point has been performed in order to prepare the clay for the forming process. This is the hands on ministry of the potter. All the clay can do is submit. In Romans 12:1, we read this statement, "I beseech you, therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God, which is you reasonable service". Now God is not a God of "let's make a deal", offering you what is behind door # 1, #2 or # 3. God is not some heavenly bell hop, looking for a tip from you because of some service he has performed. He is the Potter, and we are the clay. Salvation is a total life of submission to God. When you stop submitting, you stop serving. When we stop submitting, we stop satisfying God. The Potter's hands are:
I. Hands Of Ministry
A) It Is A Moistening Ministry
This is the "took and put" ministry of the potter. The clay has already been on the wheel one time, but that time was the overall process of removing the water of the world and putting the potter's water in. This time the potter will fine tune the clay. If the clay will submit to this procedure, then the potter ...
There are 10027 characters in the full content. This excerpt only shows a 2000 character sample of the full content.