Matthew 16:13-20

That’s it.  That’s the confession we gather around:  “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”  This is the confession, the awareness, the foundation that God builds the Church upon.  God commissioned a living, breathing organism called the Church to live out this confession day by day.  Jesus is very confident in the Church’s perseverance and power…nothing can stand against it; nothing can deter its purpose from being accomplished.

You are the Church, which Jesus established.  You are part of God’s body in the world. Rejoice!

Prayer Thought:  Lord, what makes a church a church?  First, it is a group of people gathered around Christ, staking their lives on the confession of Jesus as Lord.  But then what?