The Foundation of the Prophets and Apostles, Jesus Christ Being the Cornerstone

This is a subsidiary post of Apostles.
It is also a subsidiary post of Prophets.

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The apostles are the starting point of our faith:

John 17:20  –  “Their word” is the New Testament, and this is how we know about Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 2:13 – We read the New Testament as the writings of men but come to see that it is actually the word of God, not their own.

Hebrews 13:7  –  The apostles led us and spoke the word of God to us.  Let us follow them!

1 Corinthians 14:37  –  The apostles have written the commandments of the Lord, not their own ideas.

The apostles built their thinking on what Jesus taught them.  Jesus built His thinking on the writings of the prophets:

Luke 24:25  –  Jesus believed all that the prophets had spoken.  He was therefore surprised that His disciples were slow to do so.

2 Chronicles 20:20  –  Jesus knew that putting His trust in God’s spokesmen would bring about success in the things of God.

2 Peter 1:20-21  –  The prophets did not speak and write on their own volition.  They were motivated by the promptings of God.

James 5:10  –  Again, the prophets spoke not in their own names but in the name of the Lord.

The message is clear:

Acts 2:36  –  Jesus of Nazareth has been made not just Christ, but Lord as well.

Acts 4:11, 12  –  Jesus Christ is the cornerstone of all that God is doing.  He is to be our focal point.

Ephesians 2:20  –  In this verse we have the rationale for the title of this post.

Hebrews 1:1-2  –  In times past, God spoke through the prophets.  From New Testament times and forward He speaks through His Son.  For this reason, God sent the prophets but Jesus sent the apostles:  John 20:21.

The apostles and prophets point – that is, the Bible points – to Jesus.  Let us therefore look to Jesus Christ, and never stop looking to Him.

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