The Keys of The Kingdom
Preached at Scott Street Church, on Sunday, September 22, 2019
Scripture: Matthew 16:13-19
Jesus was talking with His disciples in Matthew 16, asking them what they had heard about who He was. They had a variety of answers of what they had heard, but then Jesus gets more personal and asks them directly – who do YOU say that I am?
Peter, inspired by God, answers correctly that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and Jesus then tells them all that this truth is what He would build His church on – the truth that Jesus was and is the Son of God.
He then tells them that based on their understanding of this truth – this rock – that He would give them two special keys: one would loose the power of God on earth, and the other would bind up the power of God on earth. Both of these keys are available still today – we have the power to set heaven’s power free on earth or to bind it up. When we live our lives based on the rock of truth that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, then these two keys are in our hands.
If you have been touched by this message but have never invited Jesus Christ into your heart, today is the day of salvation dear friend. So we invite you to pray with us this prayer. "Dear God, I believe you send your Son Jesus Christ to die for my sins. I believe He rose again and gives me forgiveness. I make him Lord of my life and I ask him to please enter into my heart. Thank you Jesus Christ, and thank you that now The Holy Spirit lives in me for eternity making me a new creation! If you prayed that prayer, we encourage you to click on the following link https://www.scottstchurch.ca/first-steps to let us know of your decision to follow Christ. We will send you an online FIRST STEPS package! Congratulations and we want to support you and help you grow in your faith with Jesus, no matter where you are.
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