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March 15, 2020 – The Third Sunday in Lent – When He’s talking about Us

Mark 12:1-12 [13-17] Parable of the wicked tenants; paying taxes to Caesar

          There is a power in this parable. That’s the whole point of parables. There’s a message that we can hear, or many messages that we can hear without being told straight out that we’re being idiots.

          We hold onto the idea that we understand who is the cornerstone that was rejected. We almost use that to lord it over non-believers and especially Jews. So what happens when the word of God convicts us? What happens when the parable strikes us, and makes us mad, and makes us want to kill the messenger?

          Are we the ones who are amazed by what God is doing, or are we the ones who reject the cornerstone?