This Sermon Illustration is based on 2 Timothy 2:19-22. The Lord uses clean vessels. Do you want to be a vessel that the Lord can use? He uses vessels of gold and silver - vessels of honor - for His glory, they are set apart (sanctified) for special use. If you want to be used by the Lord, you need to be a clean vessel. Related Scripture: John 17:17, Ezekiel 36:25-27, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Psalms 51:2-4, Psalms 51:10, 1 John 1:9, Proverbs 28:13, Psalms 119:9, Psalms 119:11.