Keeping the Faith and Finishing the Race

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Rev. Dennis Van Gorp

Family Life Christian Center

In Jeremiah 18:1-10, we find the prophet visiting a potter to watch him work.  The basic message from God is this:  I, the Lord, shape and mold you as a potter does his clay.  I shape, mold and form your life to My plans, so that you may accomplish My will for you.

The potter carefully and lovingly works the clay, shaping it into a vessel capable of being used for its intended purpose.  God lovingly shapes and defines us for His holy purposes.

The clay goes through a long process of kneading, shaping and firing.  If it could speak and feel pain, it would probably complain about all it has to endure and experience – just like we do.

God has plans for us.  Those plans require that He teach us, reprove us, correct us and set us on the right path of life.  He provides us with whatever is needed for the goal to be reached.  He puts the right people into our life to help us finish gracefully and with honor.

Paul stated in 2 Timothy 4:7, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”  That which God has begun in our life, He will complete and bless.  Keep the faith and finish your race – you will win!

Dennis Van Gorp (32 Posts)

Dennis Van Gorp is a the pastor at Family Life Christian Center in Superior Arizona. The writes a pastor's column for the Superior Sun on a regular basis.


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Bicyclist killed near Oracle

    8 hours ago
    by

    On Thursday, May 28, 2015, at approximately 6:37 p.m., officers from the Arizona Department of Public Safety were dispatched to […]


    Town of Kearny Survey

    May 27th, 2015
    by

    Town of Kearny residents please drop off your completed surveys with signatures and addresses to the Town sealed, ready for […]


    Summer Reading Program kicks off at Superior Library: Every Hero Has a Story!

    May 26th, 2015
    by

    This summer readers of all ages will celebrate many types of heroes; the heroes of all ages who walk through the doors of the library each day; the heroes who have


    Getting Lost in the Copper Corridor

    May 26th, 2015
    by

    Can you guess where in the Copper Corridor the cover photo was taken? If you guessed Mammoth, then you would be correct.


  • Stories Just For You

    Superior FCCLA heading to Nationals; CVIT makes donation to help with expenses

    May 26th, 2015
    by

    The Superior High School Career and Technical Education Organization  Family, Career, & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) students recently participated in State Competition in Tucson, AZ and the following students qualified


    Panthers’ Longoria selected for All-Star Game

    May 26th, 2015
    by

    Superior Sun Superior ace pitcher Rickey Longoria, a first team All-Division and All-Section selection, is scheduled to appear in the 2015 Arizona Baseball Coaches Association (AzBCA) Division III/IV All-Star game,


    Protect Oak Flat to have free concert, conference

    May 26th, 2015
    by

    On May 30 and 31, 2015, the Apache Stronghold will host a two-day camp and conference to discuss the future actions and protection of sacred Oak Flat, Arizona, entitled “Protect Sacred


    Superior Police Report

    May 26th, 2015
    by

    According to state law, police may arrest suspected offenders by two methods. The suspect may be physically taken into the department and booked into jail, or the arresting officer may write


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather