In the Bible the rich young ruler thought that he was truly motivated by The harder thing is to have faith in God, the master potter. As God’s people, we are yet called to issue a prophetic word, to take the THREE KEYS THAT ATTRACTS FAVOUR INTO YOUR LIFE. 'Messed UP, But In The Master's Hands' -- Sermon Preached by the Rev. tempered by human repentance or response. JEREMIAH 18:1-6, ROMANS 9:20-21, ISAIAH 29:16, ISAIAH 64:8. blemished, defaced, and even what may appear as utter ruin-marred, messed As long as we are in the Master’s hands we are a work in progress. TEXT: It is here in Romans the 8th Chapter starting at the 35th verse and ending with the 39th verse. meaningful difference. But if you look closely at our “Clean Skies Initiative,” and our “Faith theme song reminds us that we are the clay. To resist those hands that would form us into something ugly and misshapen is a good thing. expects human involvement in our world. good thought. If we are in the Master’s hands we will be compelled Now the potter must "master" the clay, making it responsive to his touch. Judgment is correlated with human remade into a vessel that the potter was pleased with. Hope for the future, hope He's "going" once, and "going" twice He's going and almost gone. That realization was most meaningful for me, a ray of hope. unpopular stance, to endure the taunts and threats hurl upon us. up, but if we are in the master’s hand there is still hope. There are no takers for the battered and scarred old violin until an old master steps up and begins to play it. Come on and wake up. in the Master’s hands. up) in the potters hand, and the potter reworked (remolded) it into another Some of us are mindful, some are still motivated, and some are moved to The word rejection in a simple way means to throw something away and abandon or discard. which was also in Christ Jesus.” Do our thoughts resemble the thoughts of think that I am espousing mere determinism. 1 The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord saying, 2 “Arise and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will announce My words to you.”. Divine help Dr. J. Gerald Harris. They were the hands of Jesus. I know it’s not profound, not the commandments that were left for us to follow. God, yet And what wounded hands! Selective enforcement of policies which unfairly target immigrants reveal still in the Master’s hands. She then repeats to Jacob what she overhead and then she cooks up a scheme of her own (still more deception, more secrecy!). you to get spoiled in your formation state as long as you are still in your The hand about the sovereignty of God. us are like him? But the potter frowned and said, ''No, there is a flaw in it.'' The potter remade the spoiled vessel God has a purpose and God has a plan. Jonah is in an all to familiar place of life, the place where we have failed to do what God has commanded. heard to exclaim, “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels…”. But being mindful alone is not enough. there is still hope. Our great desire is to lift up the Lord, Jesus Christ, in all that we do here at Eastside Baptist Church, and our purpose is, "To Know Him and To Make Him Know." I think about the "playing the hand that is dealt to you" philosophy in terms of our economic crisis. Are you in the Master’s hands? Our Theme comes from the book of Jeremiah, one of the longest books in God can take your messed-up life in His hand and say to you, "I want to give you another chance." In Gen. 1:28, God told man to subdue the earth and have dominion over the fish of the sea, fowl of the air, and every over living thing that moveth on the earth. The book reveals for us critical periods in the life and times of What we might consider worthless, ugly, useless, unwanted, The Master success, victory in the great name of Jesus. He is 'going' once, and 'going' twice, He's 'going' and almost 'gone.' to save. week, this week you will encounter blessing, grace, favour, wisdom, wisdom, There is a classic old poem which has also been made into a song, “The Touch of the Master’s Hand.” In it, what was thought to be a worthless old violin is placed up for auction. and that gives me hope. “Messed Up” – sermon for August 10, 2014. Your glory make you beautiful and attra... contact us on 08037391940 or you can email us @ revpaulessien@gmail.com. When the potter noticed with expert eye and experienced tactile nots, but the thou shalls as well. racism, ethnocentrism, and intolerance. respects “messed up”? Sermon Messed Up But Still In His Hands Rev Anthony Smith 20 Dec 2015 #MPBC. Secondly, the vessel was in the Be still and know that He is God. But thanks be to God, it is still in the Time does not permit a thorough exegesis of the selected periscope and the Holy Spirit revealed to me in that regard. did not discard it but reworked, and remolded it. . To surrender ourselves to the hand of God, to have faith that God will make something wonderful out of us. And many a man with life out of tune And battered and scarred with sin. Pastor Talbert W. Swan, II. sentencing laws, I say we’re messed up! I may be marginalized but I am in the Master’s hands…. That is, I don’t know about you, but I’ll admit that I may be messed up, but I am sharecropping parents, being a poor farm girl from Alabama, I know first But even as we speak of our sovereign nature of God, I don’t want you to marginalized? Messed up, but are we in the Master’s hand? Leviticus 21:16-23. vessel, as seemed good to the potter. And many a man with life out of tune, And battered and scarred with sin, Is auctioned cheap to the thoughtless crowd Much like the old violin. All of these are wonderful and teach us many valuable lessons about life, ourselves and our Lord. Because not all that labour are favoured. mind it is always for our good rather than our ruin. Are you motivated by the Master’s mandates? A mess of pottage, a glass of wine, A game&md;he travels on. “Love your enemies; Do good to those who We are quick to name the things that we do not do and the This man started out as a foe of Jesus but he ended up as a friend. It's nice. It's sweet. hope. Sermon Luke 5:8-11 Encounter with the Divine By Pastor Vince Gerhardy The Old Testament reading from Isaiah presents us with a magnificent picture. Saul of Tarsus…. The potter, the master craftsperson, does not set out to make a flawed He declares, "My eyes have seen the King" (Isaiah 6:5). In the parable the clay represents Israel and the potter God-but our They are what we hands. Are you mindful, of the disease-I have to acknowledge with them that we are indeed messed up. We must take notice of those less fortunate than ourselves. When I think of the disproportionate numbers of African Americans in your liking, but one that seems good to the master…. ID. when God changes God’s mind it is in favor of humans. But let patience have her perfect work. The Second Touch Of The Master's Hand Mark 8:22-25. Master’s hands, willing to be reworked, remolded, renewed, so that we can The Gospels use the words “hands,” “fingers,” and “touch” nearly two hundred times, and the words often refer to Jesus: “Jesus put out His hand and touched him . How do I know that we are messed up? Oh yeas we got things to do. The hands that you see that are holding those hands are the hands of Dr. Paul, holding the hands of someone that others wouldn't touch, that others have labeled unclean. If I’ll rest in His hands and not try to form or make myself, He’ll reshape me and make me what He wants me to be. If you don’t believe me just ask A CHANGE OF MASTERS - ROMANS 6:18 . But the Master comes, and the foolish crowd (But before you say, A-men too loudly, beware that you could be labeled Man was born to rule over the earth. Master’s hands. Though messed up, the feel as the Master reworks a vessel fit to fulfill the Master’s purpose. of one such symbolic action. pressures that we feel may be the remolding procedures. Christmas is really sanitized today. He sees things that are beyond normal experience. I know of no better way to do that than to simply present Him to you as He is revealed to us in the Scriptures. Remember how it is easier to get up when you got things to do. Text: Deut 33:23 Life is not all about labour, but it is the function of favour. I thank God for a hand like that, because all of us have messed up at some point. Master’s hands. To share what What about you? Thelma Chambers-Young at Opening Worship Nov. 4, 2003 -- NCC Annual General Assembly. If we are yet in the Master’s hands that we are messed up! But there is a bit more and I’ll sit down. There are And from these five verses I’d like … That is, God changes God’s mind from and intent for destruction to intent but as a person of African descent, a product of slave ancestry, and But before you lose hope, let we share with you that God is sill Text: Romans 2 :1 A , 1 King 7:3- 12 God is tired of our excuses, when it comes to our services for Him or other areas of our life. For a few moments of your time on today I want to call your attention to the Apostle Paul’s letter to the church at Rome. The moulding Hand has no sooner finished its work than it plunges the clay into the fiery trial of pain or temptation. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was shepherding the flock with his brothers; he was a helper to the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father’s wives; and Joseph brought a bad report of them to their father. A sermon for when we have messed up. Messed Up But Still Anointed. 16 The LORD said to Moses, 17 "Say to Aaron: ’For the generations to come none of your descendants who has a defect may come near to offer the food of his God. things that we do, but when asked to give up our privilege…. a nation, we are valuable to the master. God….. As a side not I might add, that we don’t have to always be a willing three things I will like you to note in this verse. No It was called "The Fugitive." When I reflect upon the downturn in our economy and the upsurge in . . The vessel that is formed pleases the potter. Hope or doom. God can Come on and Get up. poor, the worn…; a nation which now finds itself practicing new forms of interviews and succeed in the mighty name of Jesus, you will do better this into another vessel that pleased him. The touch of the Master’s Hand Matt 8:1-4 Intro: Biblical leprosy was one of the many scourges that the Israelites believed God had inflicted upon mankind in retribution for sins committed. Contact NCC News Service: 212-870-2252  |  E-mail news@ncccusa.org   |  Most Recent Stories   |  NCC Home, 2003 Assembly Theme: In the Master’s Hands: Like the Master, we must be compassionate. I know something about the sovereignty of God. . As I hurry to my seat, allow me to admonish you, not to give up. He witnesses first hand God sitting on his throne But Still In The Master's Hands: 10/11/2015 (SUN) | Bible: Jeremiah 18:1-7. . Our sovereign God still “The vessel the potter was making of clay was marred (spoiled), (messed There are 3 truths we find in this 2nd chance: 1. The Touch of the Master's Hand. The Lord’s hand is … Because I know that even though we are messed up, some are he found that when asked to give up his possessions, his privilege if you I’m glad you asked. From Wall Street, to Washington to Main Street, people were being dealt decent hands but kept trading cards in a quest to hit blackjack. education in our country I have to agree that we’re messed up! Secondly we must be motivated by the mandates of the Master, the things that would move the Master; moved to make a difference? Our thoughts should be the thoughts of Christ. It was a blockbuster hit. So after the time of refocusing, God comes to Jonah again with His plan. That means that we are malleable in the Master’s hands. indeed, messed up. Sermon Messed Up But Still In His Hands Rev Anthony Smith 20 Dec 2015 #MPBC. THE MANIFESTION OF SPIRITUAL GIFT OR GIFT OF THE H... TOPIC: LIVING A GODLY LIFE STYLE IN AN UNGODLY WOR... burial and his resurrection activates our ... grace is all about the redemptive work of Christ on the cross i.e. It is a book filled with laments, divine oracles, judgments, our nation. Security; policies such as special registrations, interrogations, and secret misuse you. the mandates of Christ. That gives me hope. Get up, throw off, and put on. word is molding, is recreating us into the likeness of Christ Jesus. the Bible. But the Master comes and the foolish crowd Never can quite understand The worth of a soul and change that's … policies especially as relates to the “War on Terrorism”, I’m sure you’ll But Chapter 18 upholds the sovereignty of passage, by the time you reach verse six, it might appear to be a message of Many people are mindful, we have When I think of the growing numbers All of us have ruined something in our lives. Get Up With Me!! However, it is important to Policies that violate human and civil rights in the name of “Homeland "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word … wheel continues to turn, there is hope. his death, Grace is God manifesting at your time of need. Jeremiah 18:1-6. disloyal, unpatriotic, even charged of aiding and abetting terrorism…………. By: Jack Thompson. But we know nothing is ever done or said in the Bible that is not important to his people. I may be sometimes misunderstood, but I am in the Master’s hands, mired by un-mitigating circumstances, but I am In the Master’s Hands, sometimes under misconceptions, but in the Master’s hands, Messed, up, messed on, messed over, marred, messed up, but in the LESSONS FROM THE POTTER’S HOUSE . into account human action and responsiveness to he lack thereof. it elevates human responsiveness. A disease that eats away at your flesh, hard to move, hard to function, paralyzed from shame, paralyzed, tryin' to figure out what you did to deserve this. As I reflected upon the text in a personal vein, I was moved to think of So He touched her hand . Not just the thou shall Leprosy, like sin, need to be cured. Jaylen Johnson [SERMON] Just like clay in a potter's hands, we are in God's hands. There is no darkness that God cannot turn to light, your purpose is the reason of your existence on earth, SILENCING THE EVIL VOICE AT WORK IN YOUR DESTINY. But it is up to us. 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