The Church That Jesus Builds- Sermon Notes – April 30, 2017

Text: Matthew 16:13-20

Theme: The Church Jesus Builds!


#1 – Jesus Is Looking For Model Members.

Then he asked them, “But who do you say I am?” – Matt 16:15

#2 – The Foundation

Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means ‘rock’),[ and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.- Matt 16:18

Together, we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself. 21 We are carefully joined together in him, becoming a holy temple for the Lord. 22 Through him you Gentiles are also being made part of this dwelling where God lives by his Spirit.

– Eph 2:20-22

#3 – The Great Builder

  1. Fearsome Opposition
  2. It’s Ultimate Security

Romans 8:31-39

Reflection Question

Does hearing Jesus’ words in Matthew 16:18 give you hope for the impact the church can still have? What role can you play?

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