God's Glory; Christ's Body (9 of 12) by Jim Henry

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God's Glory; Christ's Body (9 of 12)
CHRISTIANITY FOR DUMMIES
Rev. Jim Henry, Pastor
Matthew 16:13-18; Colossians 1:15-18; Ephesians 3:20-
21
12/15/02

Would you stand with me as we honor God's Word?
The Gospel of Matthew 16:13-18, "When Jesus came to
the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked his
disciples, "Who do people say the Son of Man is?"
They replied, "Some say John the Baptist; others say
Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the
prophets." "But what about you?" He asked. "Who do
you say I am?" Simon Peter answered, "You are the
Christ, the Son of the living God." Jesus replied,
"Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not
revealed to you by man, but by my Father in Heaven.
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."
Let's pray. Father, we praise You and thank You
for Your church. We thank You that it is in Your very
heart that You made the church. I pray that in these
minutes some of the reality of the power of the Church
You love, that You died for, that You are coming for,
will really ring in our hearts. That we will love
Your church and follow You and serve You through Your
church and build Your church until You come back for
Your church. Let the words of my mouth and the
meditations of my heart be acceptable in Your sight,
Oh, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Help me, dear
Father, to say such a word that You would be honored
and pleased in it. In Jesus' name, Amen.
In Arkansas a pastor had come into his study on a
Saturday morning to do a little catch-up work. The
phone rang. He picked it up, but before he could say
anything, a person on the line said, "I would like to
order five pounds of barbecued pork, one pound of
coleslaw and six hushpuppies." The pastor said, "I
think you have the wrong number. We don't do that
here." The person said, "Well, who am I talking to ...


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