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TITLE: Break Me, Lord!

TEXT: II Corinthians 12:1-10

PROPOSITION: Before we can be of service to God, we must be broken.





          1. God wants us to useful in His kingdom.

          2. Song "Into the Heart of Jesus" (2nd verse)

          2. There is a three-step process of preparation.

I. Take Me

          A. God calls us

                    1. Isaiah 6:8 "Whom shall I send, who will go?"

                    2. I Samuel 3:4 "The Lord called Samuel"

          B. Today? Yes!

                    1. II Timothy 1:9 "called us with a holy calling"

                    2. Hebrews 3:1 "partakers of the heavenly calling"

                    3. II Peter 1:10 "make your calling sure"

                    4. How?  II Thessalonians 2:14   "by the gospel"

          C. How to answer the call

                    1. In faith

                    2. Obey

                    3. Commitment

                    4. Totally - even though it means ---

II. Break Me

          A. The Bible teaches

                    1. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 "glory in infirmities"

                    3. 2 Corinthians 4:7 "treasure in earthen vessels"

                    4. Colossians 3:4-9 old man-dies; put on new man

                    5. Romans 6:3-8 "he that is dead is freed from sin"

                    6. John 3:5 "Ye must be born again"

          B. Examples -

                    1. Moses - in the wilderness

                    2. Hosea - buy back his wife

                    3. Peter - denial - Pentecost

III. Make Me

          A. Jeremiah 18:1-6 "as it seemed good to the potter"

          B. Psalm 51:10 "create in me a clear heart"

          C. Hebrews 13:21 "make you perfect in every good work"


          1. Say, Here am I.  Use; Send; Mold; Take; Make; Break;

          2. Let God break the OLD YOU - to make a NEW YOU.

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