Divine Makeover

Jeremiah 18:1-6 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Potter and the Clay

18 The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying: 2 “Arise and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause you to hear My words.” 3 Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something at the [a]wheel. 4 And the vessel that he [b]made of clay was [c]marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make.

5 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: 6 “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter?” says the Lord. “Look, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel!


Introduction: The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, compare God to a potter. As such He can do whatever He wishes to do with us who are like a clay in His hands. What will guarantee His success?

  1. His S__________________ P________________.
    (vs.3,6) “…there he was, making something at the wheel”

  2. His S_________________ P________________.
    (vs. 3,4) “..making something..and the vessel that he made..”

  3. His S_________________ P__________________.
    (v.4) “the vessel was.. marred …so he made it again…”