by Adrian Rogers

The Church of Jesus Christ
Adrian Rogers
Matthew 16:13

I want you to open your Bibles, if you would please, to Matthew chapter sixteen, Matthew chapter sixteen. And I want to talk to you about The Church of Jesus Christ. If you are looking for a cause, if you are looking for excitement, if you are looking for a thrill, if you are looking for meaning and worth in your life, may I commend to you the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Now if that sounds dull, just hang on for a moment. I want to say that the grandest organization and organism that this world has ever known is the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. I begin reading here in Matthew chapter sixteen verse thirteen, "When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi he asked his disciples, saying, 'Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?' And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, 'But whom say ye that I am?' And Simon Peter answered and said, 'Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.' And Jesus answered and said unto him, 'Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.'

Now there are some today who say that the church is on her way out. And they are absolutely correct. They are absolutely correct. May I tell you dear friend Jesus has called the church out of this world. And Jesus has sent the church out back into this world to witness to this world and soon He's coming to take His church out of this world all together, at His second coming. Thank God the church is on it's way out and up and on for ...

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