Presentation on theme: "Matthew 16:13-19 13When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say the Son of Man is?""— Presentation transcript:
1 Matthew 16:13-1913When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say the Son of Man is?"
2 Matthew 16:13-1914They replied, "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets."
3 Matthew 16:13-1915"But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?"16Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
4 Matthew 16:13-1917Jesus replied, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven. 18And 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.
5 Matthew 16:13-1919I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."
7 “ … you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God” I Tim.3:15HouseholdChildren and brothersJesus is our elder brotherGod is our fatherFamily
8 “He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son” Col. 1:13KingdomWe are citizensChrist is King/JudgeGod is KingAuthority
9 “In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit” Eph. 2:20 Temple/BuildingWe are living StonesChrist is the FoundationGod is the ArchitectA dwelling place for God
10 “For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ…” I Cor. 12:12BodyWe are MembersChrist is the HeadGod is the source, and supplierOneness, support, nurture, mutual responsibility
11 “Greet one another with a holy kiss “Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you.” Rom. 16:16ChurchWe are the RedeemedChrist is the RedeemerHoliness
12 “And in Antioch the disciples were first called Christians” Acts 11:26 We are Christian’s or little ChristsChrist is our leaderWe are followers of Christ
13 “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” Matt. 28:18-20DisciplesChristians are Learners, studentsChrist is our TeacherGod is the source of authority and knowledgeStudents
14 “…shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight” I Pet. 5:2 We are SheepChrist is the Good/Chief ShepherdNurture
15 “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her” Eph. 5:22 BrideIndividuals are part of the BrideChrist is the Husband/GroomRelationship
16 Significance of Metaphors They are not names for God’s peopleTo focus on only one or two metaphors is to miss the glory and grandeur of the church“Church” is not the structure being built across Steele RoadThey demonstrate the mutual relationship and responsibility we bear to one anotherThey all stress “oneness”