THE STONE THE BUILDERS REJECTED HAS BECOME THE CAPSTONE
Matthew 21:42 “Jesus said to them “Have you never read in the scriptures: The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes?”
Jesus refers to himself as the stone that the builders rejected. But he became the capstone, the cornerstone of the new church. The capstone unites the two sides of an arch and holds it together. Jesus holds the whole church throughout the world together.
Without Jesus Christ there would be no church here or anywhere.
COME LET’S KILL HIM AND TAKE HIS INHERITANCE
Matthew 21:38-40 “But when the tenants saw the son they said to each other, “This is the heir. Come let’s kill him and take his inheritance.” So they took him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?”
So they crucified the Son of God. He suffered and died a horrible death to save us.
Now what will the Father do to those who have not accepted His Son, Christ?
THE TENANTS SEIZED HIS SERVANTS
Matthew 21:35-37 “The tenants seized his servants; they beat one, killed another, and stoned a third. Then he sent other servants to them, more than the first time, and the tenant treated them the same way. Last of all, he sent his son to them. They will respect my son, he said.”
Jesus is talking about Himself, the Son of God.
God loves us. He sent His own Son, who also loved us and willingly gave His life as a sacrifice for our sins. That by believing in Him we can have eternal life.
Have you believed in Him?