Sermon shared by Kent Hawkins
Summary: Jesus Christ is the Cornerstone of our faith.
Denomination: Christian/Church of Christ
Audience: Believer adults
Where others sin, Jesus is perfect.
Where others die, Jesus lives.
Jesus passes all tests, w/out a blemish, He remains t/only standard.
2. Precious cornerstone
Is there anyone or anything more precious than Jesus?
Can anyone or anything lead you to life everlasting? NO not one
Lord, You are more precious than silver, Lord You are more costly than gold, Lord You are more beautiful than diamonds, And nothing I desire compares with You!
3. Sure foundation
By the time I was a teen, my grandmothers house was in shambles.
Of course it was well over 100 years old, and had weathered 9 kids and harsh Illinois country living.
I can remember walking from one room, to the next and feeling the floor sag beneath my weight. (my weight)
Floor joists rotten, thought we would go right through the floor.
Jesus is a sure foundation - tried and true!
4. The one who trusts will never be dismayed
The person who put his or her trust in God has a serenity and a calm deliberateness which is not possible otherwise.
To refuse to entrust my way to God is to open myself to a hectic & feverish existence in which I rush here and there trying with decreasing success to control every part of my life.
To commit my ways to Him may not increase my success but it’ll grant peace thru t/realization that my times are in His hands
The ultimate foundation for trust in God is the character of God as revealed in Jesus. In His life and work all that the Bible has said about the trustworthiness of God comes to fulfillment.
The bottom line is this; will we build our lives on human schemes or divine trustworthiness?
Is Jesus the Rock on which YOU stand?
B. THE BUILDERS REJECTED THE STONE (Ps 118:22)
A prediction of the future, a prophecy specifically about Jesus and how the religious leaders of His day would treat Him.
Seems hard to believe, after the descriptions we’ve just read concerning Jesus, but yes, He will be and was rejected.
In building a wall, you would only throw out blocks or stones that are damaged, making them unusable.
You would not get rid of any good stones.
Yet they did with Jesus. Why?
Because He didn’t fit their building plans!
They weren’t looking for a baby, they sought a man.
They weren’t looking for someone who loved all people, including tax-collectors & prostitutes, they sought one like themselves, a good Jewish man, who only hung out w/good Jewish men.
They weren’t looking for a man who followed God’s ways, they sought a man who obeyed their man-made laws.
They weren’t looking for a servant, they sought a powerful ruler.
Yet their efforts to destroy this stone were in vain.
Try as they might, THE cornerstone, remained the cornerstone.
Unfortunately for them, not their cornerstone.
They lived in a different building, waiting for THEIR cornerstone to arrive, & in t/mean time t/building collapsed w/them inside
You have seen the destruction of floods and earthquakes recently.
Building have been left in ruins, strong building. Yet in ruins.
If you were to look outside of “your spiritual house” would Jesus’ name be on the cornerstone?
If not, get out of the house, cause the rains are coming down & the floods are coming up and your house is about to go SPLAT.
C. CHRIST IS THE CORNERSTONE (Acts 4:10-11)
Peter and John have just healed a crippled man through the power of Jesus,
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