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The Purpose by Pastor Melissa Scott

December 29th, 2011

Pastor Scott continues her teaching on the Potter’s House (Jeremiah 18).

God has the right to save whom He wants. And we get stuck in this format somehow, “Well I want to submit to God, but can you not make it so difficult. God’s the boss, I know, but…”

Now listen carefully.  Let’s discuss the purpose presented in this lesson. I’m going to outline the purpose in one word: His. It’s His purpose.

“Well I know I’ve heard you say, Mrs. Scott, God wants to conform us to the image of His Son.” That’s true. And Ephesians 4 says, “Until we all come to the unity of the faith.” That’s true. To be conformed to His Son’s likeness, to bring out the Christ-likeness in me, absolutely. But there’s an element missing from the beginning.

To help us understand the purpose, go turn in your Bibles to Genesis 2. I covered this when I taught in Genesis.  Start at verse 7. We’re going to go backwards. “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils.” And read at verse 6 when it says, “There went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.” Well dust and water makes muck. Clay. And if you read the Hebrew, we looked at that word when it says, “the LORD God formed” as this Hebrew word here yawtsar “the one being potter, the one making.” Being translated as that takes you right back to Jeremiah 18. If you read it in the Hebrew, “the Hebrew says…”Get up, go you down to the house the one being potter” (ha yawtsar).

Pastor Melissa Scott

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