Jesus is the cornerstone – Day 27

Day 27
Matthew 21:42-44

Step Two - Observe

Can you find the cornerstone?

Jesus is the cornerstone of the Kingdom of God.

What do you think the pictures are trying to teach you about the Kingdom of God?

Step Two - Learn

Matthew 21:42-44

Click Here to read Matthew 21:42-44.

  • What one word or idea stood out to you and why?
  • What do you think Jesus is teaching about the Kingdom of God/Heaven?
  • What is a cornerstone? NOTE: See illustration below. 
Example of a cornerstone
  • A cornerstone is the first stone that is laid and all of the other stones are oriented around it.
  • What (or WHO) do you think is the cornerstone that the verses are talking about?
  • What would happen if a cornerstone is not placed just right or is not very solid?


If you have not guessed it already, Jesus is the great cornerstone. The entire Kingdom of God is oriented around Him. God the Father placed him exactly where He wanted Him and Jesus is the perfect stone. It says that Jesus lived a life without sin. No sin at all. Amazing! Because of this, and how much God the Father loves Him, He was the perfect sacrifice for our sin. God laid Jesus down as the cornerstone for his whole Kingdom and He will be that cornerstone for all eternity.

If the entire Kingdom is oriented around Jesus, don’t you think we should orient our lives around Him as well? Getting to know Jesus, what He did, what He thought about things, what made Him mad, what made Him sad what made Him happy is how we can orient our lives around Him. Trying to become more like Him helps us, as stones in the Kingdom, to be place right next to Him in just the place the Father needs us in His Kingdom.

Step Three - Pray

Read Matthew 7:21-23 again: 

How are you different after reading these verses? 


Dear Father in heaven, I trust that You laid Jesus down exactly where you want Him. Please help me to orient my life around Him. Help me to know what made Him happy, sad and angry. Help me to follow His perfect example. Thank You, Father! Amen.

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