Easter Sunday “Live Stream” (9:25AM, Sunday, April 12)

The EASTER Sunday April 12th sermon will be “live streamed” at our normal worship service time of 9:30AM Sunday. However, we encourage you to login at 9:25AM to get settled in and enjoy the piano prelude music. Due to coronavirus restrictions our Maundy Thursday Supper, Good Friday Gatherings, Sunrise Service in the Park, and Easter Service in the church have been cancelled. Once again, you are invited to view or listen to our Sunday morning sermon in one of 4 ways.

1) Watch live on the church Facebook page at 9:30AM, SUNDAY by going to: facebook.com/srcmarion  Please “like” our Facebook page for future notifications.

2) Watch the same recording later on Facebook at a time more convenient for you: facebook.com/srcmarion

3) Watch the same recording later on our newly created YouTube channel. Just type in “Second Reformed Church of Marion” when you go to: youtube.com

4) Listen to the audio recording and see sermon outline on our church website: sermons.srcmarion.org

“He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying.” (Matthew 28:6)

Title: Executed by Man, Exalted by God

Text: Psalm 118:19-24

Theme: God exalted Jesus to supreme preeminence; He is Lord of all.

I. The __________ that the builders rejected.

A. See how this plays out in the NT, which repeatedly references our text

B. People still prejudice themselves against Him, His Word & works.

II. This ___________ has become head of the corner.

A. In raising Jesus from the dead, God exalted Him as LORD (Owner & Ruler of all) as well as the One in Whom all things hold together.

B. God tells us this is His doing, vv. 23-24.

For study & reflection: Here are a few Scriptures related to and which comment upon our Psalm 118:22-24 text: Matthew 21:42; Mark 11:9-10; Luke 20:17; Acts 2:22-36; 3:13-16; 4:11; 13:26-41; I Peter 2:7; Philippians 2:5-11; Ephesians 1:15-23

Sermon Discussion Questions

“Builders” refers to OT Church leaders (prophets, Levites, priests, elders of the people), which prior to the Jews’ captivity in Babylon included the kings of Judah (Deuteronomy 17:14-20).  What were they building?  How were they building?  Hint: Deuteronomy 6:1-9; Ezra 7:1-10; Malachi 2:4-7; I Corinthians 3:5-15.  Who are the “builders” today?

Besides being its first Citizen, in what way is Jesus the Cornerstone of the New Heavens & Earth?

Genuine Christians, true believers are in Christ, grafted into Him, the True Vine, forever joined to Him legally/federally & spiritually.  When God exalted Him to the highest place, to glory, honor & power, how does that affect the daily life of those joined to Him?  See Romans 8:28-39; Colossians 3:1ff; I Peter 1:3-9; 2:4-10.

We lament what we’re hindered from doing presently.  Still, when God closes a door or doors, He opens others.  How do corona virus challenges offer unique opportunities to honor & exalt our Lord?  What are some of them?