What did you do differently to disciple your children?
How are you overcoming some of the challenges in discipling your children?
Main Text: 2 Timothy 2:19-22
Memory Verse: If you keep yourself pure, you will be aspecial utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work. – 2 Timothy 2:21 (NLT).
The church is made up of many people because the door of salvation is open to all irrespective of race, color, behavior and worldview. However, we must make a conscious decision to consecrate ourselves to holy living immediately we accept Jesus as Lord and savior. The word ‘honor’ means high regard, respect or esteem. To be honorable therefore requires one to be holy (set apart from filthiness) as a model of good things. In our main text, Paul uses the metaphor of various kinds of utensils in the home to demonstrate God’s choice of holy people as vessels of honor. In our study today, we shall discuss how to become vessels of honor.
Questions for Discussion
What are the categories of articles in a large house according to verse 20?
What is a vessel of honor?
How is a vessel of honor different from a vessel of dishonor? Verse 21.
Identify the personal responsibility involved in becoming a vessel of honor.
What are the benefits of becoming a vessel of honor?
In our discussion, we realized that God uses vessels of honor, that is Christians who have consciously separated themselves from “dead works” through the help of the Holy spirit. Thus, each person has the responsibility to set himself apart to pursue holy living by denouncing sin daily. Vessels of honor are therefore vessels sanctified and useful to the Master for every good work. Practically, abstaining from sin through yielding to the Holy Spirit imparts holiness which makes one a vessel of honor.