A Valuable Jar of CLAY! (Sermon Audio)


This is the audio from the March 20, 2022 sermon, “A Valuable Jar of CLAY”, shared by Tom Lemler at the Deer Run Church of Christ.

Text:  2 Corinthians 4

In the times when you feel plain and useless, it is important to realize you have great value because you are made by God, you are filled by God, and you are completed by God.  Regardless of how ordinary you feel you are, you have great value when you live as a jar of . . .

  • Compassion.
    • When we begin to realize God’s mercy sustains everything we do, it should become apparent just how much compassion He has shown to each one of us.  When our jar of clay is filled with compassion, the people around us can begin to know just how valuable they are to God.
  • Light.
    • When we live with the light of Jesus shining through everything we do, He ends up being the one who is seen.  In a world filled with darkness, God’s light in us becomes valuable not only to us but to all who see Him in us.
  • Ability/Availability.
    • It is far too easy to evaluate our abilities based on comparisons to someone else, and in so doing we often feel we fall short.  The good news is that God has uniquely gifted each one of us for specific work within the body of Christ.  Many times the ability God has filled our jar of clay with isn’t noticeable until we choose to make our self fully available to God.
  • Yeast.
    • Jesus said that the kingdom of heaven is like yeast that is mixed into the dough until it spreads and influences all of it.  You are a valuable jar of clay because you are part of that yeast that spreads the good news of the kingdom to everyone.  .

Today, how will you live as a valuable jar of CLAY?