Sermons tagged #Psalm118
Why didn't things go differently when Jesus entered Jerusalem? Why didn't the leaders of the people acknowledge Christ as the Messiah? It was part of God's sovereign plan, and they did not want to give up their authority. After Jesus would not answer their question about His authority, He told them this allegorical parable. The man in the vineyard (representing God) went to great expense to set up this vineyard, and He rented it out to tenant-farmers. These men were blessed to be stewards of the vineyard, but they went from enjoying the blessing to thinking they were entitled to owning the place. When the owner sent for his portion of the wine – which was contractually obligated – they became defensive and wouldn't give it up. They persecuted and killed the servants (the prophets); and when God finally sent His well-beloved Son into the world, they killed Him too. With ridiculous logic, they thought they would kill the heir and then receive his inheritance. This is what sin does; it twists our thinking and causes us to rationalize and justify what we have done. Jesus took the scribes to school and asked them if they had ever read the 118th Psalm, which speaks of the rejected stone becoming the Chief Cornerstone. They had tossed this stone aside and built up a crooked system of their own. But Jesus now stands before them and says He will bear the weight of the structure and make it square and sturdy. Jesus is still the Chief Cornerstone today! And the vineyard is God's. The Church does not belong to any pastor or man. Every pastor will fail somehow, but Christ is our Head – and we need to keep our eyes on Him!
The Savior Rejected & Resurrected - Message 3 - The Savior Resurrected - Acts 2:24-39. An examination of the sermon Peter preached on the Day of Pentecost when 3000 souls were saved as Christ was preached as being raised from the dead.
What was the real significance of the first Palm Sunday? Paul Scharf, church ministries representative for The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, answers that question in this detailed exposition of Luke 19:28-44. His message shares exciting truths about the importance of this signal day in the life of our Lord. We trust that you will find it interesting and helpful. We present this sermon to you with gratitude to Grace Bible Church in Portage, Wis., where it was recorded live. If this teaching blesses you, please take the time to share it with a friend during this Passion Week.
The College Bible Study of Countryside Bible Church led by Pastor Bob Snyder. A overview of the psalm and a look at some key verses quoted in the New Testament. Christ is the living cornerstone and we are the living stone being built on him.
On Monday of the week Jesus was crucified, He goes into the temple again to teach and preach the Gospel (Luke 20:1). His authority is challenged again by the Jewish religious leaders. So Jesus, after having told them for over 3 years that His authority is from God, appeals to them again to recognize from where His authority has come. This is a crucial point; the authority of Jesus. How well do we respond to His authority?