Worship Preparation: June 6, 2021

Sunday, June 6, 2021
Read the sermon text: Acts 4:1-22

Read the sermon summary: Last Sunday we considered the miracle Peter performed as a sign of the kingdom of Christ breaking into the kingdom of this world. Although many trusted in Christ through Peter’s preaching, the Jewish religious leaders were greatly annoyed. In our passage for this Sunday, we see some of the first signs of division in the book of Acts. The same forces which persecuted Jesus begin persecuting his apostles. We are reminded of the truth that the preaching the name of Christ results in division. The kingdom of Christ upends every other kingdom and those in power for fight tooth and nail to keep their rule intact. Central to the theme in this passage is verse 11: “The Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone.” Because the Jewish leaders rejected the Christ and his kingdom, it would be offered to the nations and they would be welcomed into the kingdom. In preparation for the sermon consider the following questions: What passage is Peter quoting from in verse 11 and where else in Scripture have you seen this quotation? In what ways does the name of Jesus result in division in our world? In our communities? In our homes and own lives?
Read the following song lyrics in relation to the sermon:
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus' blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
But wholly trust in Jesus' Name
Christ alone cornerstone
Weak made strong in the Saviour's love
Through the storm He is Lord
Lord of all
When darkness seems to hide His face
I rest on His unchanging grace
In every high and stormy gale
My anchor holds within the veil
My anchor holds within the veil
When He shall come with trumpet sound
Oh may I then in Him be found
Dressed in His righteousness alone
Faultless stand before the throne
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Preaching: Jim Upchurch
Leading Music: Seth Hubler

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