Daily Service: Jesus builds the Church
updated from Daily Service 5
Matthew 16:13-18 (NKJV) When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus answered and said to 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 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.
Two points in one phrase highlighted above.
On this rock – refers to the revelation that Jesus is the Christ. On this rock does not refer to Peter being the foundation of the church because he then says
I will build My church – Jesus builds up the church, not you. He uses your hands, your voice, your drive as long and you are doing His will.
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