Nothing Can Stop the Church of Jesus


This week, with every challenge we are facing, God brought to mind a story from the gospel of Matthew.

 

Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?" 

And they said, "Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets." 

He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" 

Simon Peter replied, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." 

And Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.  And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.                                                                                       -Matthew 16:13-18

 

My friends, very few things are eternal.  Nearly everything we can see and touch, nearly everything we have in this life will pass on.

 

But God’s love is forever.  God’s word is forever.  And nothing will stop the Church of Jesus Christ.  Not even the gates of hell will prevail against her.

 

So do not be discouraged.  God will see us through.

 

I hope that you will make a commitment now to join me for Sunday worship – online or on campus – to praise the one and only living and eternal God.

 

With great hope in Christ,

Pastor Brad