Each week we’ll post a short snippet from Ashley’s sermon from that Sunday. Here are a few lines from what he said this week as we continued our series in Jeremiah. The focus of this sermon was on God as pot-maker and pot smasher.
If these are images of God and his people, what might we see in them for our lives today?
I wonder at times if we as the church are like the clay that just refuses to take the shape that God desires.
In those moments what might it mean for God to take the clay off the wheel and throw it back to start shaping again?
And what about that second image, the one of the pot smasher, how do we respond to that idea? Is it beyond possibility to think that God will ever give up on us completely?
It’s tempting to think of these words as only applying to people who haven’t yet put their faith in Jesus. But we must remember that Jeremiah was addressing his words to those who thought they were God’s people.
If these are words for us then is this a challenge to take God more seriously than we do?
[Reflecting on Jeremiah 18.1-12 and 19.1-13]