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Lesson 114: A History of Rejection (Luke 20:9-18)

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History class has a bad reputation. Perhaps if many teachers taught the subject a little more like Jesus, some of that reputation could be reversed. The history lesson that he gave to those gathered around Him certainly had people engaged, especially since it was an account of their own history. One thing that seems pretty certain was that, unlike the stereotypical high school class of today, the students got it—their reaction told it all. They found themselves at a crossroads where they were going to have to decide what they would do with the Messiah. Pastor Daniel explains this crucial moment in speaking of how Jesus was going to be either their “cornerstone or crushing stone” and how we face the same decision today. Through looking at “the parable and Israel’s past,” followed by “the parable and Israel’s present,” leading to “the parable and Israel’s future,” we learn about the reality that everyone finds themselves in: Jesus is Lord of all and should be the cornerstone of our lives.

Summary by Seth Kempf, Bethany Community Church Staff

Related Topics: Christian Life, Christology, Soteriology (Salvation)

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