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
- Fearsome Opposition
- It’s Ultimate Security
Does hearing Jesus’ words in Matthew 16:18 give you hope for the impact the church can still have? What role can you play?