"And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it" (Matthew 16:18).
WHAT TO LISTEN TO WHEN YOU'RE LISTENING
- 1. Jesus Is The Messiah, The Son Of The Living God
- 2. Jesus Will Build His Church On This Truth (He Is Christ)
- 3. Jesus Will Prevail Over Death
- 4. Jesus Will Lead The Perpetual Church
"Simon Peter answered and said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God" (Matthew 16:16).
- The Second Confession of Peter Compared To The Popular Opinion (Matthew 16:14)
- The First Confession of Peter In the Midst of Desertion (John 6:69)
Note: Despite desertion and popular opinion many believed Jesus was the Messiah.
"And I also say to you that you are Peter" (Matthew 16:18)
- The Emphasis Is On "And" In Relations To The Father Revealed To You One Truth
- The Emphasis Is On "And" I Will Tell You Another
Note: Shift from the controversial emphasis "You are Peter versus You are Christ."
"And on this rock I will build My church."
- Christ Is The Cornerstone of TO the Church (Ephesians 2:20)
- Christ Will Build His Church (1 Peter 2:4,5,9)
Note: The disciples were foundational on building the church but Jesus was the cornerstone (On this rock).
"The gates of Hades shall not prevail against it."
- The Church Is Built Upon The Son of The Living God
- The Church On The Rock Will Prevail And Be Alive
Note: Hades is not attacking the church but attempting to prevail upon the church by imprisoning the Head of the church.