SERMON NOTES


Matthew 16:1, 4

1 One day the Pharisees and Sadducees came to test Jesus, demanding that he show them a miraculous sign from heaven to prove his authority. 
4 Only an evil, adulterous generation would demand a miraculous sign, but the only sign I will give them is the sign of the prophet Jonah.#16:4 Greek the sign of Jonah.” Then Jesus left them and went away.

Matthew 16:13-14 

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.”

Matthew 16:15-16 

15 Then he asked them, “But who do you say I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

Matthew 16:17 

17 Jesus replied, “You are blessed, Simon son of John, because my Father in heaven has revealed this to you. You did not learn this from any human being.

Matthew 16:18-19 

18 Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means ‘rock’), that you are Peter. and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell and the gates of Hades. will not conquer it. 19 And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you forbid or bind, or lock. on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit or loose, or open. on earth will be permitted in heaven.”

The storyline of your life shifts, at the confession of Jesus as King!

Acts 2:32, 36
32 “God raised Jesus from the dead, and we are all witnesses of this. 
36 “So let everyone in Israel know for certain that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, to be both Lord and Messiah!”

Acts 17:6-7 NIV

6 But when they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some other believers before the city officials, shouting: “These men who have caused trouble all over the world have now come here, 7 and Jason has welcomed them into his house. They are all defying Caesar’s decrees, saying that there is another king, one called Jesus.”

“Jesus is Lord” – Paul’s letter to the church at Rome (57 AD)