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Jesus: A Stone of Stumbling and Rock of Offense. Isaiah 8:14-15; Matthew 21:44 1 Cor. 1:23; Rom. 9:33; 1 Pet. 2:7-8. Foundation Stone Isa. 28:16; Psa. 118:22; 1 Pet. 2:6-7 Son of God, Matt. 16:16, 18; 1 Cor. 3:11; Eph. 2:20. Stone of Stumbling

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Jesus:A Stone of Stumbling and Rock of Offense

Isaiah 8:14-15; Matthew 21:44

1 Cor. 1:23; Rom. 9:33; 1 Pet. 2:7-8


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Foundation Stone

Isa. 28:16; Psa. 118:22; 1 Pet. 2:6-7

Son of God, Matt. 16:16, 18; 1 Cor. 3:11; Eph. 2:20

Stone of Stumbling

Many, Isa. 8:14-15

In Zion, Rom. 9:33

Preaching, 1 Cor. 1:23

Rejected, 1 Pet. 2:7-8

Jesus


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Stumbling over JesusRomans 9:32-33

  • (proskomma): “an obstacle in the way which if one strikes his foot against he stumbles or falls” –1 Pet. 2:8

  • (skandalon): “stumbling block…the movable stick or trigger of a trap, a trap stick…snare …any impediment placed in the way and causing one to stumble or fall, obstacle” –1 Cor. 1:23


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Stumbling over JesusRomans 9:32-33

  • Rejecting Jesus in unbelief – 1 Pet. 2:4-6 (Acts 4:10-12)

  • Disobeying Jesus – 1 Pet. 2:7-8 (Heb. 5:8-9)


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Jesus: Stone of Stumbling

  • The King –Zech. 9:9 (Matt. 21:5)

    • Bringing justice & salvation,Isa. 62:11

    • Humble and lowly

    • OFFENDED MANY, Jno. 6:15; 19:14-15


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Jesus: Stone of Stumbling

  • Authority of the King –Matt. 21:23; Col. 3:17

    • Apostles’ writings, 1 Cor. 14:37

    • Inspired Scripture, 2 Tim. 3:16-17

    • Some want other authorities:

      • Extra-biblical writings

      • Living prophets

      • The Church, tradition, themselves…


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Jesus: Stone of Stumbling

  • Word of the Kingdom –Matt. 13:20-21

    • Too “hard” (harsh) for many, Jno. 6:60

    • Too demanding, 2 Tim. 2:15

    • Say there are no Bible “patterns” cf. 2 Tim. 1:13


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Jesus: Stone of Stumbling

  • The Kingdom –Matt. 21:43; Lk. 19:11 (Col. 1:13-14)

    • The church of Christ, Matt. 16:18-19

    • Nature:

      • Spiritual,Jno. 18:36; Lk. 17:20-21

      • One church (kingdom),Eph. 1:22-23; 4:4; 5:23


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Jesus: Stone of Stumbling

  • The Kingdom –Matt. 21:43; Lk. 19:11 (Col. 1:13-14)

    • Entrance (salvation), Jno. 3:3-5

      • Repentance, Acts 2:38; 26:20

      • Water baptism, Mk. 16:16; Acts 22:16; 1 Pet. 3:21

      • Not “faith only”, Jas. 2:21-24, Gal 5:6


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Jesus: Stone of Stumbling

  • The Kingdom –Matt. 21:43; Lk. 19:11 (Col. 1:13-14)

    • Worship, Jno. 4:24

      • Simple, solemn & spiritual

      • Singing (only), Eph. 5:19

      • Lord’s supper weekly, Acts 20:7

      • Gospel preaching, Acts 20:7

      • Voluntary giving, 1 Cor. 16:2 (2 Cor. 9:7)


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Jesus: Stone of Stumbling

  • The Kingdom –Matt. 21:43; Lk. 19:11 (Col. 1:13-14)

    • Organization, Acts 14:23

      • Independent congregations

      • Local: Bishops, deacons, saints (Phil. 1:1)

    • Work of local church, 1 Ths. 1:3

      • Preach gospel to the lost (Acts 11:22)

      • Edify the saints (Acts 2:42-43)

      • Relieve needy saints (Acts 2:44-45)


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Jesus: Stone of Stumbling

  • Life in the Kingdom –Matt. 21:43

    • Moral purity, Titus 2:11-12; 1 Pet. 2:11-12; 4:1-4

      • Do not love the world (1 Jno. 2:15-17)

        • Love of money(1 Tim. 6:9-10)

        • Immodest clothing(1 Tim. 2:9-10)

        • Profanity(Eph. 4:29)

        • Alcohol(1 Pet. 4:3-4)


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Jesus: Stone of Stumbling

  • Life in the Kingdom –Matt. 21:43

    • Living sacrifice, Rom. 12:1-2; Rev. 2:10

      • “Once saved, always saved” (Gal. 5:4)

      • “Continual cleansing” (1 Jno. 1:7-9; Acts 8:22-23)

      • Faithful to spouse (MDR), Matt. 19:4-6, 9


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Those who Stumble are CrushedMatt. 21:44 (Isa. 8:15)

  • Due to their own disobedience – 1 Pet. 2:8

  • Captured by sin & unwilling to be freed by Christ – Isa. 8:14-15 (6:9-10); Matt. 13:14-15; 23:37-39


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Jesus

  • Will we stumble & be crushed?

  • Will we believe, obey & be saved?

    1 Cor. 1:18-24


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