A Portrait of the Church - Matthew 16:13-18

Series: Special Topics

January 28, 2024
Todd Peebles

A Portrait of the Church Matthew 16:13-18 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I. Identification With Christ is Necessary II. Recognition of Christ as the Head of the Church is Mandatory III. Composition of the Church is Diverse a. Am I A Lost Church Member? b. Am I An Average Church Member? c. Am I A Church Member with Ongoing Sin In My Life? d. Am I Cowardly Church Member? e. Am I Half Time Church Member? f. Am I An Adulterous Church Member? g. Am I an Envious Church Member? h. Am I A COMMITTED Church Member?

Episode Notes

Ephesians 3:14-19 (ESV)
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.  

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