We are Overflow- Key Holders
Matthew 16: 13-19(NLT) When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” “Well,” they replied, “some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say Jeremiah or one of the other prophets.”Then he asked them, “But who do you say I am?”Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”And 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. I 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.”
1- We are HIS Church & He builds it.
2- He uses people
Ekklesia: The called out ones
1 Peter 2:4-5 (NLT)You are coming to Christ, who is the living cornerstone of God’s temple. He was rejected by people, but he was chosen by God for great honor. And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple.
LIVING STONES: The church is not simply an organization it’s an organism.
3- He gives the church the keys.
“God is in charge of the product the church is over distribution.”
Genesis 28: 12 Then he (Jacob) dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. And behold, the LORD stood above it…
(16,17) Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, "Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it." And he was afraid and said, "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven!"
…gate of heaven!" | Shahar(root: Shawhar) Opening of heaven a opening that was split open. Access point, A portal…a opening.
Matthew 6:9-10 (NIV) "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
This life in Christ starts with a Question
“WHO DO YOU SAY I AM!?”
The Movement starts with a Response.
Respond by taking the keys(keys are responsibility)…