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  • The Cornerstone of Life

    The Gospel of Luke 20:9-19

  • God Gives Us His Words of Eternal LifeLuke 20:9-19

    Found on page 879 in our guest Bibles.

    Todays Scripture:

  • Moralistic Therapeutic

    DeismThe National Study of Youth & Religion

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • A god exists who created and ordered the world and watches over human life on earth.1

    2 God wants people to be good, nice, and fair, as taught in the Bible & world religions.

    3 The central goal of life is to be happy and to feel good about oneself.

    4 God does not need to be involved in life except when needed to resolve a problem.5 Good people go to heaven when they die.

    Moralistic Therapeutic Deism

  • A god exists who created and ordered the world and watches over human life on earth.1

    2 God wants people to be good, nice, and fair, as taught in the Bible & world religions.

    3 The central goal of life is to be happy and to feel good about oneself. 4

    5 Good people go to heaven when they die.

    Moralistic Therapeutic Deism

    God does not need to be involved in life except when needed to resolve a problem.

  • The Cornerstone of Life

    The Gospel of Luke 20:9-19

  • And he was teaching daily in the temple. The chief priests and the scribes and the principal men of the people were seeking

    to destroy him, but they did not find anything they could do, for all the people

    were hanging on his words.

    ~ The Gospel of Luke 19:47-48

  • 9 And he began to tell the people this

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    parable: A man planted a vineyard and let it out to tenants and went into anothercountry for a long while. 10 When the timecame, he sent a servant to the tenants, so that they would give him some of the fruit of the vineyard.

  • Israel is thevineyard.

  • The vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the

    house of Israel.~ Isaiah 5:7

    a choice vine ~ Jeremiah 2:21

  • The Owner of the Vineyard is God our Creator

  • The Tenant Farmers are the Religious Leaders

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    10 When the time came, he sent a servantto the tenants, so that they would give him some of the fruit of the vineyard.

  • The Servants are the Prophets

  • But the tenants beat him and sent him

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    away empty-handed. 11 And he sent another servant. But they also beat him and treated him shamefully, and sent himaway empty-handed. 12 And he sent yeta third. This one also they wounded andcast out.

  • I have persistently sent all my servants

    the prophets to them, day after day. Yet they did not listen to me.

    ~ Jeremiah 7:25ff

  • O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city

    that kills the prophets and stones those who

    are sent to it.~ Jesus of Nazareth in

    the Gospel of Matthew 23:37

  • 13 Then the owner of the vineyard said,

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    What shall I do? I will send my beloved son, perhaps they will respect him.

  • The Owners Son is Jesus

  • 14 But when the tenants saw him, they

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    said to themselves, This is the heir. Letus kill him, so that the inheritance may beours. 15 And they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.

  • A Parable about the Murder ofGods Son

  • Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our

    fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken by his Son.

    ~ Hebrews 1:1-2

  • 15 What then will the owner of the vine-

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    yard do to them? 16 He will come anddestroy those tenants and give the vine-yard to others. When they heard this, they said, Surely not!

  • Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God

    will be taken from you and given to a people

    producing its fruit.~ Jesus of Nazareth in

    the Gospel of Matthew 21:43

  • 17 But he looked directly at them and

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    said, What then is this that is written: The stone that the builders rejected hasbecome the cornerstone? 18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken topieces, and when it falls on anyone, it will crush him.

  • the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth. And

    in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that shall never be

    destroyed or conquered. It shall break in pieces all these

    kingdoms and bring them to an end, and it shall stand forever.

    ~ Daniel 2:35, 44-45

  • 19 The scribes and the chief priests

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    sought to lay hands on him at that veryhour, for they perceived that he had toldthis parable against them, but they fearedthe people.

  • Why does Luke highlight this story as the last story he

    reports before the final events of Jesus life?

    Important Question

  • Jesus did not come to bless our ideas for our personal kingdoms,

    but to realign them with his kingdom purposes.

  • REALIGN your life with KING JESUS and

    His KINGDOM

  • The reason our personal kingdoms feel so small is becausewell, they are. Jesus calls us to repent of

    building our own kingdoms, which is good news because kingdom realignment is the best thing that could ever

    happen to us.

  • ~ The Apostle Peter ~

  • As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of

    God precious and chosen, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer

    spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God

    through Jesus Christ.~ The Apostle Peter

    in 1 Peter 2:4-7, 9-10

  • For it stands in Scripture: Behold, I am laying in Zion

    a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame. So honour is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe, The stone the builders rejected has

    become the cornerstone~ The Apostle Peter

    in 1 Peter 2:4-7, 9-10

  • But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy

    nation, a people for his own possession, that you may

    proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of

    darkness into his marvellous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are

    Gods people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

    ~ The Apostle Peter in 1 Peter 2:4-7, 9-10

  • Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our

    side; my greatest concern is to be on

    Gods side, for God is always right.

  • NCC, may Jesus always

    be the Cornerstone

    of your life.

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