Make Me a Vessel
An 6-Part Online Study
“Make me Your Vessel
Make me an offering
Make me whatever You want me to be.
I came here with nothing
But all You have given me
Jesus bring new wine out of me.” (New Wine by Hillsong Worship)
This is a popular song within the Body of Christ and for many a new prayer in the heart of the individual.
If you have said this prayer lately, like I have, then this study is for you.
The English word “vessel” is used to describe a container such as a bowl, or a jug. In the bible, a vessel more often represents a person whom God has called and uses as a vessel. The metaphor of a person who is a useful vessel, refers to a person that is receptive to the Holy Spirit and willing to be used for God’s purpose.
The choice of what kind of vessel we will be, rests with each individual.
2 Cor 4:7 tells us that we are all vessels for God’s power in us:
“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)
Paul in 2 Timothy 2: 20-21 (AMP) clearly proclaims that vessels come as useful ones and not so useful ones; some bring honor and others dishonor…
“Now in a large house there are not only vessels and objects of gold and silver, but also vessels and objects of wood and of earthenware, and some are for honorable (noble, good) use and some for dishonorable (ignoble, common). Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things [which are dishonorable—disobedient, sinful], he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified [set apart for a special purpose and], useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.
So what kind of vessel are you?
P.S. This is a good study to do on your own, to stimulate meditation on new thoughts and concepts. It is equally good to use in a group setting to facilitate a discussion. xx
6 Part Online Bible Study