|TOPIC:||VESSEL UNTO HONOUR (PART 1)|
|TEXT||II TIM 2:20|
|Ministering:||Pastor Dele Balogun|
We read from our Bible text today about various types of vessels. It tells of vessels of gold, silver, wood, and earth. Surely, if all the vessels have a choice, they would prefer to be vessels unto honour. You have a choice. Which would like to be: a vessel unto honour or dishonour? This series is to show you how you can be a vessel unto honour and how to remain so forever. May the Lord bless us even as we study at His feet in Jesus’ Name.
- A VESSEL UNTO HONOUR MUST BE UNDEFILED
A vessel unto honour must be clean at all times. It cannot afford to be defiled. And so, it must know what can defile so as to be able to avoid them. Things that can defile a man come under three (3) categories:
Sins committed in the heart. Included in this list of sins are, shedding of blood, stealing, lies immoral speaking, breach of covenant, bitterness, immoral thoughts, covetousness and all forms of idolatry.
Isa 59:3, Eze 28:18, Isa 24:5, Mk 7:18-23, Heb. 12:15, James 3:6, Eph. 5:3-7
- YOU HAVE A PART TO PLAY IN YOUR CLEANSING
Certainly, God has a part to play in making you a vessel unto honour. But you too have a part to play. To start with, you can wash in the blood of the Lamb. You can reject vain thoughts. You can say, “No” to those things that can defile you bodily and spiritually. You can draw near to God and ask Him to help you. He is willing and able to make you as white as snow. He has a fountain full of blood that can purify you absolutely.
Isa 1:16, Jer. 4:14, Act 22:16, I Cor.5:7, II Cor. 7:1 Jam 4:8, I John 3:3 Psalm 51:2, Psalm 72:9, Isa. 1:18, Eze 36:24-25, John 1:7, Heb. 9:14, Zech. 13:1 Titus 3:5, Rev. 1:5, Mat 3:3