This message by Pastor Rod Harris was delivered at Trinity Baptist Church on Sunday evening, January 13, 2008, and was taken from Jeremiah 11:1-17, and Galatians 3:13. [Editor’s note: Our apologies for the numerous recording flaws found herein. We are fairly sure the problem was due to a lapel microphone problem that has since been corrected.]
If your contract begins with the word “curse” (2:00) you may be in trouble.
A study of the grace of God in salvation from the above texts:
- God rightly demands total, absolute obedience as the condition for our enjoying the benefits of fellowship with him.
- We must recognize our universal failure to live up to the standard which God has given us.
- In light of 1 and 2 above, God’s justice demands that the terms of the covenant he has made with us be carried out. Every single one of us lives under the curse of God.
- The good news of the Gospel is that [esvbible reference=”Galatians 3:13” header=”on” format=”tooltip”]Jesus bore that curse in our place[/esvbible] if we turn to him in faith and repentance.