Used By God

“Now in a great house there are vessels not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable. Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.” 2 Timothy 2:20-21

Beloved,

Do you want God to use Park Baptist Church? Do you want God to use our church to reach our community with the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ? Do you want God to use us to commend His Name to the world? If you want God to use us, we must make ourselves useful.

In Paul’s charge to Timothy, he gives us a picture of how we can put ourselves in a position to be used by God. God gives gifts to the church for the building up of the body of Christ. If we want to be a vessel for honorable use and useful to the Master, we must cleanse ourselves from what is dishonorable. So how do we cleanse ourselves?

We cleanse ourselves through confession and repentance. 1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify (cleanse) us from all unrighteousness.” It is impossible for us to cleanse ourselves. We need grace and forgiveness from Jesus Christ, the Righteous (1 John 2:1).

So what in your life is dishonorable? What do you need to confess to the Lord? Beloved, confess your sins to God, who is faithful and just, and He will forgive your sins and purify you from all unrighteousness (all that is dishonorable). So confess your sin and flee from it and then pursue righteousness. God will make you a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy and will make you useful and ready for every good work.

If you want to be used by God, then cleanse yourselves from what is dishonorable and you will be a vessel for honorable use, ready for every good work!!

In Christ,

Pastor Dave

Steven Brazzell

Charlotte, NC