by Ernest Easley

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Series: Good News for Today’s Church
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Matthew 16:13-20

Church news is not always good news. To hear how today’s church is doing in America is a downer: attendance is down, giving is down, baptisms are down: down, down, down. To hear some people talk, you would think that the church is a modern day Titanic: she’s on her way down.

But the truth is that the church of Jesus Christ is not on her way down, in fact, she’s on her way up, up and away. And yet, there are a lot of people today who enjoy criticizing the church, finding fault with the church, kicking the church. So much, you would think it’s a new indoor sport!

We have learned over the last several weeks in our CHURCHLIFE series that you cannot be up on Jesus and down on the church. If you love Jesus, you’re going to love what Jesus loves and Jesus loves the church.

How many people here today love football? I dare say that because you love football, that you love tail-gating, pre-game shows, locker room reports, uniforms and stadiums.

How many of you love fishing? Because you love fishing you love boats and lures and rods and reels.

In the same way, those who love Jesus are going to love the church. I love the church because Jesus loves the church!

Now take God’s word and turn with me to Matthew 16 where we find today some: Good News for Today’s Church. I’m telling you that there is some Good News for Today’s Church and we need to not only hear it, we need to heed it! We need to do more than simply consider this good news, we need to celebrate this good news!

Here is some Church News that will put a spring in your step, a smile on your face and a hope in your heart.

All right. Are you ready? Are you ready for the Good News for Today’s Church? Wonderful! I believe that you are ready. Then let’s begin reading in Matthew 16.13 and read down through verse 20 as we discover

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