The Scribes and Pharisees had been placed in a position of care over God’s people but had abused that position for their own benefit. Jesus tells them a parable to bring this home to them - indicating that they were liable to condemnation and judgment for their sins.

Christ likened himself to a stone which, if people did not receive Him, would ultimately fall on them in judgment.

This passage is applied to the elders of the church first, as those who now have responsibility over God’s people. Then application is made to all people - what have we done with Christ? Are we liable to judgment for rejecting Him? If we have come to know Christ, are we doing all we can to make Him known to others?


Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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