Sermon Notes

Palm Sunday                      April 13, 2014

Blessing and Curses

Pastor Scott Suskovic


I. Introduction

A. What is the worst way to die?


B. What is the greatest punishment?


C. Put the two together


II. The New Covenant

A. Jesus in the Upper Room

B. Covenants in the Old Testament

1. Terms/Stipulations

2. Rewards/Punishments

C. To be blessed means_______________

D. To be cursed means _______________

E. Examples in the Old Testament of curse


III. Jesus and the Cross

A. All the ways in which he was cursed, cut off, separated from God’s presence

B. Quoting Psalm 22, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

1. Simply quoting poetry?

2. Identifying with the servant?

3. Experiencing the full curse?


Jesus redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us. . .so that by faith we might receive the blessings of the Spirit.       (Gal 3:13, 14)


For God so loved the world that he gave is only Son that whoever believes in him will not die but have eternal life.  (John 3:16)


Confirmands: Main Point?