God Uses Cracked Pots

"But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us." (2 Cor. 4:7)

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.” (2 Cor. 4:7)

Steve’s testimonial “call to worship” let us know that today’s worship service was going to be something special.  The follow up song used to open “Family Prayer” was strategically placed at that exact spot in the service to call “Sinners, Poor and Needy” to the throne of grace to receive help in their time of need.

Kyle’s reflection on the “pleasing aroma’ reminded us of God’s greatest gift sent from heaven to save us from our sins and redeem our empty lives.  The sermon called attention to the fact that God has taken this priceless treasure and placed it inside fragile vessels.

The shouting reinforced the message that God does not use the strong and proud but the weak and humble.  “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;  persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” (2 Cor. 4:8-9).

Finally, the cards being read, one after another, reinforced how blessed we are to serve a God who loves us and sent his son to deliver us from sin and death.  Hallelujah!  What a Savior!

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Byron FikePreaching Minister

Byron has been the preaching minister at Clear Lake since 1999. He and his wife have three grown children, who have also devoted their lives to serving the Lord. In his personal time, Byron likes to read books, watch movies, and play with his little dog Willie. He also is an avid follower of Alabama football, having grown up in Tuscaloosa during the glory days of Bear Bryant.

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