It is hard to imagine a worse word to describe our lives than “cursed.” Over the next four chapters of Deuteronomy, the people of God are going to be presented with a choice: blessing or curse. It is a choice we all face every single day. If we are going to avoid the curse, we need to be clear on what the law requires, clear on who we are, clear on the consequences of disobedience, and clear on the remedy for disobedience
I. To Avoid the Curse, We Need to Be Clear on What the Law Requires.
II. To Avoid the Curse, We Need to Be Clear on Who We Are.
III. To Avoid the Curse, We Need to Be Clear on the Consequence of Disobedience.
IV. To Avoid the Curse, We Need to Be Clear on the Remedy for Disobedience.
Sermon Discussion Questions:
1. What do Moses and the elders mean in verse 1 when they say, “Keep the whole commandment that I command you today”? How do Christians relate to the commandments of Moses in Deuteronomy?
2. What are some ways that this passage reminds us that God’s law comes to his people in the context of his grace?
3. How does having a firm conviction of who we are change our motivation for obeying God’s law?
4. This passage reminds us that even if we hide from human justice, there will be no hiding from divine justice. If we truly believed that, how would this impact our thought life or the things we do in secret?
5. What is the remedy God has provided to deliver us from the curse of sin? Why does being redeemed from the curse of the law not mean that the law no longer matters?