Posts with the tag “church”
by Ministry Support on December 1st, 2021
“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.” - Matthew 16:18 I read this story once about a young husband who knocked on the door of this retired doctor in a small town in order to get help for his wife. The doctor came to the door and said, “Hello, may I help you?” and the young man said, “Sir, my wife has had an accid...
Spreading The Good News
by Ministry Support on May 9th, 2021
At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment. He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision. He distinctly saw an angel of God, who came to him and said, “Cornelius!” Cornelius stared at him in fear. “What is it, Lord?” ...
Threats To The Church
by Ministry Support on April 29th, 2021
The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever. (Isaiah 40:8)The Word is true, “the grass withers and the flower fades but the word of our God will stand forever.” Jesus tells Peter in Matthew chapter 16 that He’s going to build His church on a secure foundation, and there’s no force, no weapon, and no threat that will be able to stop it. A powerful church is given...
A Persevering Church
by Ministry Support on April 28th, 2021
The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free. (Luke 4:18)To conclude our discussion on the characteristics of a powerful church, we must understand that in addition to a powerful church being rooted in truth and built on a firm founda...
A Firm Foundation
by Ministry Support on April 27th, 2021
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. (Matthew 16:18)We’ve talked the past few days about how a powerful church is built on truth. Additionally, we must understand that a powerful church is built on a firm foundation. What strikes me about this verse is the one given credit for building the church and the one to who...
Hope For The Imperfect
by Ministry Support on April 26th, 2021
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. 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. (Matthew 16:17-18)What stands out to me about today’s key passage is that because Peter knew who Jesus was, Jesus revealed something to Peter. Je...
Grounded In Truth
by Ministry Support on April 23rd, 2021
When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” (Matthew 16:13-16)Yesterday we talked about h...
A Powerful Church
by Ministry Support on April 22nd, 2021
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. (Matthew 16:18)I found great consolation and rediscovered hope when I ran across the familiar words our Lord expressed to His disciple and friend, Peter, in our key verse for today. In one single line, the Lord reminded me that no matter what happens, the Church remains relevant...
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