Why Is The Church Important?

13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? 14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. 15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? 16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. 18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Matt 16:13-19

Soul searching questions

  1. Do you love your church?
  2. Do you really understand the      importance of the church?
  3. If the strength if the church      was dependant solely on you, how strong would your church be?
  4. What are you doing to make      your church strong?
  5. Have you ever said or done      anything to hurt your church or give your church a black-eye?

Why is the church important?

  1. Because we are to make sure      Christ is exalted.
    2. "You are the       Messiah, the son of the living God."
  2. Because the church is the      heartbeat of Christ and it was His idea.
    2. "On this       rock I will build my Church"
  3. Because Christ is counting on      us to be the builders.
    2. "On this       rock I will build my Church."
  4. Because Christ said we should      not allow anything to stop us or His church.
    2. "The gates       of hell will not overcome it."
  5. Because Gods people have been      equipped with authority. Authority that we should be using.
    2. "I will give       you the keys of the kingdom of heaven."