Matthew 16: 18 – 20


Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Reading: Matthew 16

Text: Matthew 16: 18 – 20 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock[a] I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed[c] in heaven.” Then he strictly charged the disciples to tell no one that he was the Christ. (ESV)

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Introduction:

  1. The foundation of the church:

Peter’s role:

Peter’s confession:

Peter’s LORD:

The nature of the church:

Jesus’ building:

Jesus’ gathering:

Jesus’ property:

Jesus’ kingdom:

  1. The enemies of the church:

Spiritual:

Powerful:

Under attack:

Defeated:

  1. The authority of the church:

Christ’s authority:

Christ’s gospel: