Text Matthew 16:13-20

What Is the Church?

Saturday August 26, 2023 Text: Matthew 16:13-20 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Matthew 16:13-20

“On this rock I will build my church.” The meaning of this passage is one that has been in contention for over 500 years since the beginning of the Lutheran church.  The Catholics have always insisted that “this rock” refers to Peter and that therefore Christ’s church is those who follow the one they consider

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7.12 Peter Confess Christ

Thursday April 28, 2022 Text: Matthew 16:13-23 Passages: Matthew 16:13-23

Jesus asks His disciples two very direct questions: “Who do people say I am?” and “Who do you say I am?” (Matthew 16:13, 15). Peter’s bold confession, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (v. 16), prompts Jesus to commend his words and proclaim this truth as the rock upon which the

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Monday October 28, 2019 Text: Matthew 16:13-26 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / / / Passages: Matthew 16:13-26

The Rock of Revelation The Rock of Redemption The Rock of Confession

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Christ is the Rock on Which We Stand

Monday August 28, 2017 Text: Matthew 16:13-20 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / / / / / / / Passages: Matthew 16:13-20

The focus of this passage is Jesus not Peter. It is Jesus and what Peter says about him that is the foundation of the Church. The Church stands because it is built on this truth that Jesus is the Son of the Living God. This truth is not something of man, but this is the declaration of the Father that He has revealed to Peter and us. Jesus also then makes a declaration, that the gates of heaven are open.

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