27 Aug Covered: The Church, 8/26/2018
Pastor Pete Hartwig
SLIDE: Covering: The Church
SLIDE: Follow Jesus – Serve Others
SLIDE: Covered- a cloud by day and pillar of fire by night
READ: Matthew 16:13-18
Peter Declares That Jesus Is the Messiah
13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” 14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” 17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. 18 And I tell you that you are Peter,[a] and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades[b] will not overcome it.
SLIDE: Matthew 16:13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”
Far from Jerusalem
Place of many gods and idols
SLIDE: Matthew 16:16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
Messiah – Isreal
1st time – CHURCH
SLIDE: Matthew 16:18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.
SLIDE: EKKLESIA ek, “out from and to” and kaléō, “to call”
Called out ones – follow Jesus …
GATES OF HADES – cave
Group of “called out ones” not a building –
1 Corinthians 12:12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body.
SLIDE: FEET TO OUR FAITH
SLIDE: teachers, administrators, staff, lunch ladies, coaches…
SLIDE: Ephesians 4:16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
Teachers – Apples (all people in education)
Denmark 1700’s feed teachers.
Same in the frontier US
SLIDE: NEW FACILITY – FACILITATES the church
POTENTIAL NEW CHURCH (facility) HOME