The Kingdom is Like…A Rejected Cornerstone

The Kingdom is Like…A Rejected Cornerstone

Chris Breslin
Matthew 13:44-52

“You thought God was an architect, now you know
He’s something like a pipe bomb ready to blow
And everything you built that’s all for show goes up in flames
In 24 frames.”

–Jason Isbell


“He has left us without root or soil or country, having Himself become our root and soil and country.” –Karl Barth


Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:

“God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;

The wrong shall fail, the right prevail

With peace on earth, good will to men.”

-Henry Longfellow


“Not only does the ‘stone’ speak of the Messiah and the eschatological Temple; it also refers to the victory of this Messiah over the kingdoms that have oppressed the people of YHWH.” –N.T. Wright


Further Parables Reading

Sowing and Reaping by Emil Bruner

Kingdom, Grace, Judgment by Robert Farrar Cappon

The Power of Parable by John Dominic Crossan

Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine

Reading the Parables by Richard Lischer

Kingdom Conspiracy by Scot McKnight

Tell it Slant by Eugene Peterson

Stories with Intent by Klyne Snodgrass


Genesis 1:28

Isaiah 5:1-7

Isaiah 6:9-10


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