The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.
I. NOTICE THE VIEWS HERE GIVEN TO THE REJECTION OF THE MESSIAH.
1. The ignominy with which they treated His Person.
2. The opposition with which they met His doctrine.
II. NOTICE THE SUBSEQUENT EXALTATION OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.
1. His Person has become highly exalted.
2. The victory gained by His doctrine, in rapidly subduing the hearts of men, and nations of men, to the faith.
III. CONSIDER THIS CHANGE IN THE FORTUNES OF THE STONE AS THE DOING OF THE LORD, AND NOT THE DOING OF MAN; NOT THE WORK OF ANGELS, NOT THE ACHIEVEMENT OF ANGELS, BUT THE DOING OF THE LORD.
1. It is the doing of all the persons in the Trinity.
2. It is the doing of all the attributes of the Godhead.
3. It is the doing of all the dispensations of Providence.
IV. THE CLAIM WHICH THIS MAGNIFICENT EVENT — THE EXALTATION OF CHRIST — HAS UPON THE ATTENTION AND ADMIRATION OF MEN.
1. The exaltation of the Saviour's mediatorial person is marvellous in our eyes.
2. The victory gained by the doctrines of Christ. "It is marvellous in our eyes." There is a sevenfold marvel; whether you consider the doctrine which won the victory, the instruments employed, the weapons that were wielded by those instruments while they were propagating the doctrine, the opposition over which it triumphed, the number of those on whom it took hold, and over whom it prevailed, or the supernatural effects on all those of whom it took hold — whether you consider the one or the other, "it is marvellous in our eyes."
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