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The Rejected Stone Exalted II - Part 2 of 2

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October 12, 2020 12:00 am

The Rejected Stone Exalted II - Part 2 of 2

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October 12, 2020 12:00 am

“Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?” (Matthew 21:42).

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Will the fire, additional Sherry Bradley Junior welcoming you to one of the broadcast of the Baptist Bible. Glad that you have drawn this today if the program was a blessing to you some of your friends can be heard at the same time each day on this station and if you will take time to write some of the snow that you have listened. Our address is the Baptist Bible. Our box 17 oh 37, Cincinnati, OH 45217.

So in this chapter deals with the consequences of what would be the fact there is no resurrection. This is all speculation suggests somebody's imagination. There is no resurrection and is arguing it, not just from the standpoint of Christ's resurrection being the basis on which this will be the resurrection of the saints, but he starting to hear about the resurrection of the saints and saying do not come out of the grave, the resurrection of Jesus Christ is null and void also argues this in verse 13 resurrection of the man is Christ, not reason.

The two are tied together the resurrection of the body and you have discounted the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

And if Christ be not risen, then our preaching is vain and your faith is also buying enough than wasting your time talking about things that have no foundation, no significance, no meaning preaching is if you believe in God. If you believe in Jesus Christ. If you present it doesn't mean a thing.

Your faith is vain and we are found false witnesses of God. If there's no resurrection of Jesus Christ. We are false witnesses because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ to the right is not solely rise not rise not that mean you didn't raise up Christ and what we been preaching is false. For if the dead rise not, then, is not Christ reigns.

And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain anywhere yet in your CN. Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. Every time you've gone but you respect part of a loved one or friend and you went there with the fond hope that that individual had gone home to be with the Lord you expected someday to see them in the resurrection all that means nothing.

They have perished. If there is no resurrection, and if in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable I've heard people say just the opposite of this. Well you know the Christian life such a wonderful thing that even if the internal aspect of it wouldn't so be all worth it. Anyway, Paul's positive what I've been preaching. If the truth of the resurrection. If the hope of the resurrection of Jesus Christ of all that's not true: most we are the most to see foolish diluted people wasting our time and efforts trying to fight against sin, when it doesn't make thing anyway miserable locked the bright side of that is that according to Paul's testimony Jesus Christ is alive and he is one who so he was not an apostle at the time the other saw him for the qualifications being an apostle that they should have seen the Lord's resurrection. Paul was not an apostle at that time but after the Lord dealt with him on the road to the Masters was called to the third heaven as apostle because he saw the Lord. He saw Christ so this is not somebody saying know this sounds reasonable to me that this is what Raven taught me when I came to the church, both in writing and I didn't consult with flesh and blood. Nobody taught me anything I didn't go up to Jerusalem, Ashley's brothers give me some input about what I'll be preaching the Lord became a teacher.

The Lord taught me. The Lord revealed these things me and I so so where reading after an eyewitness observer here who have seen Christ and he says that the resurrection is real. As a matter fact he says in the 57th verse. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brother to be steadfast and immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord. For as much as you know that your labor is not in my all things, vain, even to see you this evening, but that's not his fault of you not been there. I was called third class all the Lord I'm satisfied. This is the truth I'm printing it with confidence.

So be steadfast and immovable out of the work of the Lord, for your labor is not in vain in the Lord is wonderful and I was stoned was disallowed by the builders by the religious leaders of the day has been made, the head of the corner.

That's the fourth thing we want to emphasize key is now the head of the corner.

He is now the chief cornerstone fee is now after being despised and rejected of men while he was here and is still his gospel messages despised by multitudes and people will yet today reject his claims as to who he laws. Fact is, all things are under him.

Ephesians chapter 1 he is the one exalted above all verse 18 of Ephesians chapter 1 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, which he wrought in Christ when he raised him from the same power about what you brought Christ the great work you and he said him at his right hand in the heavenly places.

I get it, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named glorious around and see me in attaining fame problem its position power is a name above their name, you look at me and were very wealthy and they use their power. You look at me, to have political influence they use their power.

You look at the kings of earth presidents and prime ministers and you look at those behind the scenes that maneuver and try to accomplish their great design but want to say he is far above just slightly above he's far above all principality, all power, all my all dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world but also in that which is not only for the present for the future. His name is above every name, and I put all things under his feet and gave him to be head over all things to the church which is his body, the fullness of him that Philip all in all no Jesus Christ who humbled himself to the death of the cross, Jesus Christ came as one who was despised Jesus Christ who came as one who was lowly and poor writing a poem has to hold the phone when I asked came as the servant Jesus Christ is above all. All things had been put under his feet all things so that being true all authority, all authority to some of something such as some people but somebody went to listen for it. You make Jesus Christ and have authority over leaving what you believe in him or not he still has authority over you. He still has all power, he has power over all flesh according to his intercessory prayer in John chapter 17 and Matthew chapter 28 verse 18. These are the words of Jesus and Jesus came and spake of them saying, all power is given on the me in heaven and earth based Almighty says no. He therefore teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father and of the son of the Holy Ghost, teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I command you in line with you always, even on to the end of the world. Amen the one who has all authority in heaven and earth is one that ordered this will be busy about never having apprehension about never any question about every objection to it but he says to go so much about how to do that because we have authority is all power given to me in heaven and now I'm telling you to go and teach all nations that is making disciples and baptizing them in the name of the father, the son of the Holy Ghost, and then teaching them to observe, observe, what is our whatsoever thing I commanded you. And what's the promise.

I want to be with you always, to the salon that has all power gives us courage. They believe in the sovereignty of God leading to the power of God rather than challenges the lower rent out the engines will be discouraged because he has all power. He's given that the command is given with authority.

I'm willing to be a witness.

I'm willing to give testimony I'm willing to say and I will and the price for the Lord to open up doors of opportunity with your servants and apply that as they go they will be blessed us because they don't speak that being a direct quote from Paul's request that the church would pray for him in that regard. All authority is his stern acts chapter 17 verse 31. These the words. The apostle Paul at Mars Hill.

It said at the time of this ignorance God winked at now commands all men everywhere to repent. But call why is it why is it he commands only where to repent he hath appointed a day in which he will judge the world in righteousness may sometimes feel that we can assess the upper hand, say our break workers of iniquity ever going to be meted out there do for their many justice yes it will come of the day there will be justice.

Our hope is that will be dealt with on principles of grace rather than on the basis of what we deserve this on the day that he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained who is to be the judge of all men to be the one that will judge in righteousness by that man whom we have ordained. Who did your day where he hath given assurance on the old man in that he hath raised him from the Jesus Christ.

He raised him from the dead. He gave us the assurance and it is by him that he is going to be has authority. These the judge and when they heard of the resurrection of the day and saw malt and other said we will hear again on this matter. Now this confirms the point that we have emphasized, if all coming to Mars Hill place where people gathered to talk about philosophy, religious ideas and concepts. If he got up and simply said, I will tell you about the man who my confidence rests. Jesus Christ was the greatest teacher 0707 was such an interesting point of view you have your guru. We have hours that your great leader. Everybody don't have somebody to follow the issue here five interesting but were glad to put this back in our minds and not be enlightened as to what another point of view may be, but when they heard of the resurrection.

Some of them malt.

Wait a minute. This is more than just another religious concept when you've gone over the brink you talk about this man that was your teacher, you talk about all time. Are you ever in the dark. We can't tolerate that smart people and that's all we went when I will have no friends. We live in the same kind of pagan culture today in which Paul was ministering in that you can talk all day long about believing in good works and morality and leaving religion is a good thing believing that Jesus teaches a lot about love Paul all that's fine you know I'm like you are about to leave the God make me think the time I was talking to a lady first I thought we were on the same page, but the farther we went and realize what's missing here but when we not talk about same to discover she was in the Ranger who believed that God is everything and everything is working close. She was using some of the same terms initially had no real objection when I use the term I believe were predestinated. See this since this I kept trying to figure out what is she say what she saw.

Realize she was not friends is personified in Jesus Christ someone start talk about it with me and Bob not being everything that's not just about back to you if you talk about believing in somebody came out of the great judge of the whole system now can hold these been made, the head of the caller, all things are under him. He has authority over all, but in this exalted position to use precious to believers. Turn with me to the book of first Peter chapter 2 first Peter chapter 2 verse six wherefore also it is contained in the Scripture that we look several times in this message.

References to Old Testament Scriptures, which are now confirmed interpreted in the New Testament concerning Christ as the rock the rejected stone. The stumbling stone. The rock of offense, the one local now is exalted, who is resurrected, who is made the head of the corner. So get this wherefore also it is contained in the Scripture, the whole laying in Zion a chief cornerstone, elect the children of God, as the elect servant to come to do the work that was given about the father peace precious things he's back to multispecialty's unique and key that believe upon him shall not be confounded. Believe that will bring you to a place of being confounded a lot of things you can believe that will bring you to the place of severe disappointment had been deceived. I'm frustrated the wrong path, but this card says that this cornerstone is the chosen stone the precious stone. The one that believes on will never be confounded to be ashamed to know you believe on the stone which was the rejected stone that you believe on him as exalted stone on you therefore which believe he is precious, but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed. The same is made the head of the corner and a stone of stumbling at a rock of offense, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient, whereunto also they were appointed Jesus Christ is the head of the corner.

He is the chief cornerstone keys the solid rock.

These the firm foundation.

See the foundation stone of your life. In the sermon on the Mount, Jesus talked about those that built the house on the sand and the storms came the winds blew the house fail, and great was the fall. There were those houses built on the rock Jesus Christ is the rock of ages. Jesus Christ is the sure firm foundation is precious to you unto you therefore which believe he is precious but on to some is the stone of stumbling, and a rock of its truck it one more Scripture reference second Corinthians chapter 4 second print instructor for first three but if our gospel be here, it is hid to them that are lost, in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, less the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine under them. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord while preaching Paul was preaching Christ Jesus the Lord that the rejected stone was not exalted stone that the Savior was crucified, but when it was now raised alive, seated on the right way to make intercession for us.

We preach Christ we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord ourselves your servants for Jesus sake, for God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, read Genesis chapter 1 God said, let there be light, but no time delay difficulty making it happen.

The sovereign God speaks as John the God who commanded like to shine out of darkness, shine in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ's maven a time that everything were talking about was a puzzle you maven time that you had a question about the authority of God's word time that you wondered whether the story of the crucifixion of the resurrection of Jesus Christ could indeed be so, the God of this world has blinded your mind, but has the light of the glorious gospel of Christ shines even unto you.

The God who commands the light to shine out of darkness at the shine in your heart to give you the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. When we show you from Scripture today an empty tomb.

He is not here he is risen. We look at the many appearances that Jesus made the eyewitness account, even to the point of being in the presence of over 500 people that begin to make sense to use at least so things have you read in the newspaper that you accepted as being valid when there was maybe no eyewitness account at all. Here is a record given by divine inspiration of the Holy Spirit and a testimony that over 500 people so you still have trouble believing that when you see the apostles boldly preaching Peter on the day of Pentecost by wicked hands have crucified and slain the Lord of glory.

God is standing in the front of those who are questioning what name power and authority to lay man was healed and he said you crucified but God raised him up by his power and his authority that this man stands here before you whole. That's an interesting thought. What happens when a person is born of the Holy Spirit that may hold the fallen ruling center is made whole property was given in Isaiah chapter 35 that the lame man should leap the heart the tongue of the gums are saying all all that happened and transpired when Jesus came to see that when you see the boldness on the part of those disciples who had been fearful, timid, shrinking back for sinking the Lord denying that they knew who he was and how they stand boldly in the face of opposition and preach his word and were told that all of these followers but with the exception of John died the death of the martyr tradition says that Peter was crucified upside down that when they were ready to name them to the cross.

He said I don't deserve to be crucified in the same fashion as my Lord and they turned upside down. All of these men ultimately gave their lives because of the testimony of Jesus Christ. You're surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses, you been blessed to see something of the glory of Christ understand that apart from Jesus Christ, the friend of sinners. Apart from this one who died to set us free. The substitutionary death of Christ, taking our place suffering for us what we should've suffered having the wrath of God poured out upon him that begins to make sense to you say I can explain it all but that's something I love I made to know that's the hope of my salvation Jesus Christ as the one in whom I trust. He's my old, he's my salvation.

God's light then these shining to give you the knowledge and blessing you to be able to believe evidence that you have been blessed with his grace and his mercy. Yes, that stone that was rejected of the builders is now made the head of the corner.

He's been exalted, and whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken, but whomsoever on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder stumbling at the stone even now can cause problems, but ultimately it means that when the stone falls on an individual. I believe the references to when Jesus Christ comes back became the first time in humility became the first time in love, mercy and grace he's coming back for second time to take vengeance on those that know not God, not the gospel in that day when the stone falls on those who are not Hughes. It will grind them to powder where you today. You, by faith, lay hold of Jesus Christ and trust him and rejoice to know that stone which is all been ridiculed, despised and rejected of men is precious to you. You seem exalted gladiators.

These precious to you who believe that these messages entitled the rejected stone exalted the blessing to you. If so, we'd like to hear from you.

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