Comforting and Terrifying Truths

JeremiahAn exposition of Jeremiah 18:1-23. This message by Pastor Rod Harris was delivered at Trinity Baptist Church on Sunday evening, April 13, 2008.

The promises of God cut both ways. Many people hold the opinion that God’s purpose is always to make us feel comfortable. That just isn’t so. If we are redeemed by Christ, then God does indeed have our good at heart in everything he does. It just may not be pleasant at the present. This evening we look at the sovereignty of God as found in the passage before us. The sovereignty of God is a very comforting truth, and at times it is a very troubling truth. Let’s look at four lessons from this passage:

  1. The doctrine of the sovereignty of God means God does as he pleases. This is a basic tenant of theism.
  2. The doctrine of the sovereignty of God brings peace and creates fear.
  3. The doctrine of the sovereignty of God sparks rebellion in the hearts of sinful men.
  4. The doctrine of the sovereignty of God prompts inspired praying.

Where do you stand before God? Our only hope is to be found in Christ who gives us a right standing with God.

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