LIVING STONEChosen & Precious (but Rejected) v4 LIVING STONES v5 Holy Priesthood STONE Chosen & Precious, Rejected v6-8 But now the CORNERSTONE CHOSEN PEOPLE Royal Priesthood v9PEOPLE v10Once rejected, now accepted
TODAY‟S THEMES Jesus is the Living Stone The Church is like Living Stones
JESUS the LIVING STONEand CORNERSTONE “Rejected by humans - chosen by God”
ISAIAH 28:1616 So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it will never be stricken with panic.17 I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the plumb line;hail will sweep away your refuge, the lie, and water will overflow your hiding place.18 Your covenant with death will be annulled; your agreement with the realm of the dead will not stand.When the overwhelming scourge sweeps by, you will be beaten down by it.19 As often as it comes it will carry you away; morning after morning, by day and by night, it will sweep through.”
PSALM 118:2221 I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.22 The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone;23 the LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.24 The LORD has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.
LUKE 20: 9-19“What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? 16 He will comeand kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others.”When the people heard this, they said, “God forbid!”17 Jesus looked directly at them and asked, “Then what is the meaningof that which is written:“„The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone‟?18 Everyonewho falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, butanyone on whom it falls will be crushed.”19 The teachers of the law and the chief priests looked for a way toarrest him immediately, because they knew he had spoken thisparable against them. But they were afraid of the people.
ACTS 4:8-128 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers andelders of the people! 9 If we are being called to account today for anact of kindness shown to a man who was lame and are being askedhow he was healed, 10 then know this, you and all the people of Israel:It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified butwhom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before youhealed. 11 Jesus is“„the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.‟12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name givenunder heaven by which we must be saved.”
ISAIAH 8:1412 “Do not call conspiracy everything this people calls a conspiracy;do not fear what they fear, and do not dread it.13 The LORD Almighty is the one you are to regard asholy, he is the one you are to fear, he is the one you are to dread.14 He will be a holy place; for both houses of Israel he will bea stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall.And for the people of Jerusalem he will be a trap and a snare.15 Many of them will stumble; they will fall and be broken, they will be snared and captured.”
NO LONGER REJECTEDflickr: Anthony Shemmens BUT RESTORED
HOSEA 2:2323 I will plant her for myself in the land; I will show my love to the one I called „Not my lovedone.[a]‟I will say to those called „Not mypeople,‟ „You are my people‟; and they will say, „You are my God.‟”
Nation Chosen Priesthood People The People ofTemple new God Israel