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"I Will Build My Church"

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Jesus first mentions the church in Matthew 16.18. What is the church? It is God’s people.

Jesus first mentions the church in Matthew 16.18. What is the church? It is God’s people.

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  • 1. “I Will Build My Church”
  • 2. church “on this rock I will build my church” Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
  • 3. First time “on this rock I will build my church” Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
  • 4. ekklesia “on this rock I will build my church” Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
  • 5. ekklesia “on this rock I will build my church” Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
  • 6. Before this... “on this rock I will build my church” Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
  • 7. “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” Matthew 4.17, CB NT p. 6 Jesus preaching
  • 8. “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4.19, CB NT p. 6 Jesus preaching
  • 9. “And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom” Matthew 9.35, CB NT p. 17 Jesus proclaiming
  • 10. “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them” Matthew 9.36, CB NT p. 17 Jesus proclaiming
  • 11. Why use “ekklesia” now? “on this rock I will build my church” Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
  • 12. What about ‘synagogue’? “often denotes ... any gathering or bringing together of persons or things” R. C. Trench
  • 13. What about ‘synagogue’? “the places set apart for purposes of worship and the reading and expounding of the Word of God” R. C. Trench
  • 14. What about ‘synagogue’? “synagogue ... always signifies an assembly joined and gathered together, although bound by no strong bond; ...” R. C. Trench
  • 15. What about ‘synagogue’? “but ekklesia ... designates some multitude which makes up a people joined together by laws and bonds, although frequently they happen not to be assembled or are not able to be assembled.” R. C. Trench
  • 16. Hebrew Greek “ekklesia” in the Septuagint
  • 17. “Gather the people to me, that I may let them hear my words” Deuteronomy 4.10; CB OT p. 276 “ekklesia” in the Septuagint
  • 18. “on them were all the words that Jehovah had spoken with you on the mountain out of the midst of the fire on the day of the assembly” Deuteronomy 9.10; CB OT p. 285 “ekklesia” in the Septuagint
  • 19. Common usage “ekklesia”
  • 20. “for the assembly was in confusion” Acts 19.32; CB NT p. 245 Common usage “ekklesia”
  • 21. “it shall be settled in the regular assembly” Acts 19.39; CB NT p. 245 Common usage “ekklesia”
  • 22. “he dismissed the assembly” Acts 19.41; CB NT p. 245 Common usage “ekklesia”
  • 23. What is “ekklesia”? “church” is a noun.
  • 24. What is “ekklesia”? “church” is a collective noun.
  • 25. Herd
  • 26. Flock
  • 27. School
  • 28. What is “ekklesia”? “church” is a collective noun.
  • 29. What is “ekklesia”? “church” is a group of people.
  • 30. What did Jesus mean? “on this rock I will build my church” Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
  • 31. A group of people... “on this rock I will build my church” Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
  • 32. not an institution. “on this rock I will build my church” Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
  • 33. “It doesn’t sound religious.” “on this rock I will build my church” Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
  • 34. What did Jesus build? “on this rock I will build my church” Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
  • 35. What did Jesus build? “built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets” Ephesians 2.20-21, CB NT p. 338
  • 36. What did Jesus build? “Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone” Ephesians 2.20-21, CB NT p. 338
  • 37. What did Jesus build? “in whom the whole structure, being joined together” Ephesians 2.20-21, CB NT p. 338
  • 38. What did Jesus build? “grows into a holy temple in the Lord.” Ephesians 2.20-21, CB NT p. 338
  • 39. What did Jesus build? “you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house.” 1 Peter 2.5, CB NT p. 409
  • 40. What did Jesus build? “on this rock I will build my church” Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
  • 41. “Those who were not my people I will call ‘my people’” Romans 9.25-26, CB NT p. 277 My People
  • 42. “I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” 2 Corinthians 6.16, CB NT p. 318 My People
  • 43. “I will be their God and they shall be my people.” Hebrews 8.10, CB NT p. 389 My People
  • 44. Will today be the day you become one of God’s people?
  • 45. Lesson slideshows (with notes) and audio can be found at: www.churchofchristmiranda.com
  • 46. Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.) Rock, Moon, Water: http://www.flickr.com/photos/squarewithin/1362962564/sizes/ o/in/photostream/ Herd: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sheep_and_herder_India.jpg Flock: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chen_caerulescens_32956.JPG School: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lutjanus_kasmira_school.jpg Bricks: iStock_000006888008 Hebrew Scroll: iStock_000003992721 Septuagint: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Codex_vaticanus.jpg
  • 47. Compiled and Presented by: Fellowship with Man: Church Dave Stewart 26 September, 2010 #05 Las Cruces, NM www.churchofchristmiranda.com Ekklesia Matthew 16.18 Synopsis: Jesus first mentions the church in Matthew 16.18. What is the church? It is God’s people. “Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.” “Let all that you do be done with love.”

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