M a t t h ew 16T h e C h r i s t ,T h e S o n O fT h e L i v i n gG o d
Matthew 16:1, “Pharisees”• Matthew 16:1 The Pharisees and Sadducees…• Easton’s Dictionary says, “2926 Pharisees, separatis...
Matthew 16:1, “Pharisees”• yet their system of religion was a form and nothingmore. Theirs was a very lax morality Mt 5:20...
Matthew 16:1, “Pharisees”• The Archaeological Study Bible says "ThePharisees, the party of the synagogue, were alegalistic...
Matthew 16:1, “Sadducees”• The Archaeological Study Bible says "TheSadducees were a Jewish party that representedthe wealt...
Matthew 16:1, “Sadducees”• “… the Sadducees denied the resurrection of thedead… the immortality of the soul, the doctrineo...
Matthew 16:1-4• Matthew 16:2 But He replied to them…• The Pharisees and Sadducees came up, andtesting Jesus…• They never l...
Mat 16:2-3, Sky Is Red• Sky is red? What do we say?• Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning.Red sky at night, sailor...
Matthew 16:5-12
Matthew 16:6, Yeast/ Leaven• 1st. Mention of leaven is in Exodus 12:15 Sevendays you shall eat unleavened bread, but on th...
Matthew 16:6, Yeast/ Leaven• Exodus 13:7 "Unleavened bread shall be eatenthroughout the seven days; and nothing leavenedsh...
Matthew 16:6, Yeast/ Leaven• Matthew 13:33 He spoke another parable to them,"The kingdom of heaven is like leaven…[Luke 13...
Matthew 16:13-20
Matthew 16:13, Caesarea Philippi• Matthew 16:13…Jesus came into the districtof Caesarea Philippi…• “Caesarea Philippi” is ...
Matthew 16:13, Caesarea Philippi• Caesarea Philippi is at Panias, or Banias• Is not what Easton’s describes as; “Caesarea,...
Caesarea Maritime
Caesarea Maritime
Caesarea Maritime
Caesarea Philippi,Panias, or Banias
Israel: Caesarea Philippi:Near Mount HermonThe city of Caesarea Philippi is on thesouthwestern slope of Mount Hermon and t...
Israel: Caesarea Philippi:Near Mount HermonThe city of Caesarea Philippi is on thesouthwestern slope of Mount Hermon and t...
Matthew 16:13, Caesarea Philippi• Matthew 16:13…Caesarea Philippi, He was asking Hisdisciples, "Who do people say that the...
Matthew 16:16, Peter Answered• Matthew 16:16 Simon Peter answered, "Youare the Christ, the Son of the living God.“• Good a...
What’s “this rock”?• Matthew 16:18 "I also say to you that you arePeter, and upon this rock I will build My church;and the...
One billion people, ormore, have beendeceived into believingthat “this rock” is Peter• Matthew 16:18 "I also say to you th...
Matthew 16:23 But Heturned and said to Peter,"Get behind Me, Satan!...• Matthew 16:18 "I also say to you that you arePeter...
Paul replaces Peter, for all intents andpurposes in Acts 12, “Paul” is used160X’s after Acts 12, “Peter” is used5X’s after...
1 Corinthians 10:4…and the rock was Christ.Acts 4:11 "He is the STONE WHICH WAS REJECTED…Romans 9:33 …A STONE OF STUMBLING...
Who Can Forgive Sins But God Alone?• The eternal destiny of 1 billion people pivotson who can forgive sins, who this “Rock...
Matthew 16:19 Matthew 9:3, ThisFellow Blasphemes• Matthew 9:3 And some of the scribes said tothemselves, "This fellow blas...
Matthew 16:19 Matthew 9:6, WhoCan Forgive Sins?• Matthew 9:6 "But so that you may know that the Son of Man hasauthority on...
Matthew 16:19 Matthew 9:6, WhoCan Forgive Sins?CCC 1461 Since Christ entrusted to his apostlesthe ministry of reconciliati...
Matthew 16:18, This Rock• Matthew 16:18…I will [future tense] build My church…• The forgiveness, payment in full, of sins,...
Mat 16:18, Summary Of “This Rock”• Peter [masculine singular] , and “rock” [feminine singular ]• Peter is an unstable rock...
Matthew16:18…I will buildMy church
Matthew 16:20, Keep Quiet!, Is A Different “oikonomia”• Matthew 9:30 And their eyes were opened. And Jesussternly warned t...
Matthew 16:18, I Will Build My Church• Which “church”?• There is only one!
Matthew 16:18, The Church Won’t BeOvercome• Matthew 16:18 …the gates of Hades will notoverpower it.• Princes, kings, and o...
Matthew 16:18, The Church Won’t BeOvercome, Tribulation Saints Will Be• Matthew 16:18 …the gates of Hades will notoverpowe...
Matthew 16:21-23
Matthew 16:22,• Matthew 16:22 Peter took Him aside andbegan to rebuke Him, saying, "God forbid it,Lord! This shall never h...
Matthew 16:23, Gods Interests, OrMans• Matthew 16:23…you are not setting your mind on Godsinterests, but mans."• Romans 11...
Matthew 16:26, Human Soul• Matthew 16:26 "For what will it profit a man if he gains thewhole world and forfeits his soul? ...
Matthew 16:27, Rewards According ToDeeds• Matthew 16:27 "For the Son of Man is going to come in theglory of His Father wit...
Matthew 16:27, Rewards According ToDeeds• 1 Corinthians 3:8…each will receive his own reward accordingto his own labor.• 1...
THE END Piano andViolinBuildingChina
Matthew 16:23, 1 Chronicles 21:1=1st mention, Satan• QUESTIONFOR THE DAY• Dear Compass,• Where does Satan live and what do...
1 Timothy 4:13,16 Matthew 16:3 Hebrews 5:14 1 Kings 3:9Proverbs 2:5+9, Senses Trained To Discern Good And Evil• The Demise...
Matthew 16:18 2 Timothy 3:16-4:5Ephesians 4:12, Purpose of the church• QUESTIONFOR THE DAY• Dear Compass• What do you thin...
Mat 16:18, Summary Of “This Rock”• Peter [masculine singular] , and “rock” [feminine singular ]• Peter is an unstable rock...
Matthew 17:1, More Audio From TheFather• I summarized “the rock” because six days later theFather speaks from heaven again...
John 21:17 John 6:68, Mat 16:18,Successor of Peter• Successor of the Apostle Peter• April 03, 2013• Pope Francis became ab...
Job 27:8 Matthew 16:26 Mark 8:36 Luke 9:25 1 John2:15 Psalm 49:7, Life =Heaven Or Hell• Between us and heaven or hell ther...
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  • Easton’s Dictionary
  • Easton’s Dictionary
  • The Archaeological Study Bible on page 1563
  • The Archaeological Study Bible pg 1563 and 1600
  • The Archaeological Study Bible pg 1563 and 1600
  • Easton’s Bible Dictionary
  • Easton’s Bible Dictionary
  • Luke 5:21 Mark 2:7
  • Luke 5:21 Mark 2:7
  • Hebrews 5:12 1 Peter 2:2 1 Corinthians 3:2 2 Timothy 4:3
  • Matthew 10:5, 11:11, 16:20, 28:19, Luke 16:16, Mark 8:29, John 14:17 Matthew 9:30
  • Job 1:6 Zechariah 3:1 Matthew 16:23 Mark 3:23 Luke 11:18 Acts 26:18 2 Corinthians 2:11 1 Thessalonians 2:18 1 Timothy 1:20 Romans 16:20 1 Chronicles 21:1=1st mention, Satan
  • The Demise of Biblical DiscernmentT. A. McMahon
  • QUESTION FOR THE DAY,Dear Compass,Today is March 4, 2013
  • CatholicCulture.orgK-House eNews for April 09, 2013John 21:17 John 6:68, Mat 16:18, Successor of Peter
  • Matthew 16, Church, Pharisees, Sadducees, Yeast, Leaven, Caesarea Philippi, Panias, Banias, Rock, Stone, Forgive Sins, Grave Venial Sins, Overcome, Human Soul, Rewards, ss, The Christ, The Son Of The Living God, Will Build His Church, What’s “this r

    1. 1. M a t t h ew 16T h e C h r i s t ,T h e S o n O fT h e L i v i n gG o d
    2. 2. Matthew 16:1, “Pharisees”• Matthew 16:1 The Pharisees and Sadducees…• Easton’s Dictionary says, “2926 Pharisees, separatists…The first mention of them is in a description byJosephus of the three sects or schools into which theJews were divided (B.C. 145). The other two sects werethe Essenes and the Sadducees. In the time of our Lordthey were the popular party John 7:48 They wereextremely accurate and minute in all mattersappertaining to the law of Moses Mt 9:14 23:15 Lu11:39 18:12 Paul, when brought before the council ofJerusalem, professed himself a Pharisee Ac 23:6-826:4,5 There was much that was sound in their creed,
    3. 3. Matthew 16:1, “Pharisees”• yet their system of religion was a form and nothingmore. Theirs was a very lax morality Mt 5:20 15:4,823:3,14,23,25 Joh 8:7 On the first notice of them in theNew Testament Mt 3:7 they are ranked by our Lordwith the Sadducees as a "generation of vipers." Theywere noted for their self-righteousness and their prideMt 9:11 Lu 7:39 18:11,12 They were frequentlyrebuked by our Lord Mt 12:39 16:1-4 From the verybeginning of his ministry the Pharisees showedthemselves bitter and persistent enemies of our Lord.They could not bear his doctrines, and they sought byevery means to destroy his influence among thepeople.”
    4. 4. Matthew 16:1, “Pharisees”• The Archaeological Study Bible says "ThePharisees, the party of the synagogue, were alegalistic and separatist group who strictly keptthe Law of Moses and the unwritten "tradition ofthe elders“… Although they were comparativelyfew in number, the Pharisees enjoyed the supportof the people and influenced popular opinion, ifnot national policy. They were the only party tosurvive the destruction of the Temple in A.D. 70and were the spiritual progenitors of modernJudaism…"
    5. 5. Matthew 16:1, “Sadducees”• The Archaeological Study Bible says "TheSadducees were a Jewish party that representedthe wealthy and sophisticated classes. They weremore politically minded than the Pharisees anddenied the resurrection, angels and spirits. Theywere located largely in Jerusalem and made thetemple and its administration their primaryinterest. Though they too where a relatively smallgroup, in Jesus day they exerted powerfulpolitical and religious influence…”
    6. 6. Matthew 16:1, “Sadducees”• “… the Sadducees denied the resurrection of thedead… the immortality of the soul, the doctrineof reward and punishment and the validity of theoral law…. They accepted as binding only thoselaws based directly upon the written text of thePentateuch. It is for the this reason that Jesusdefended the doctrine of the resurrection tothem from the standpoint of Exodus 3:6 ratherthan from the prophets (MT 22:32). The influenceof the Sadducees virtually ceased with thedistruction of the Temple in A.D. 70, leavingpostbiblical Judaism to develop along thePharisaic lines…” Archaeological study Bible pages 1563 and 1600
    7. 7. Matthew 16:1-4• Matthew 16:2 But He replied to them…• The Pharisees and Sadducees came up, andtesting Jesus…• They never learn, they have not tricked Him, orstumped Him yet. Never will!• Jesus usually answers with a question, but notthis time.• He rebukes them and leaves• We’re past ch. 13, over the top
    8. 8. Mat 16:2-3, Sky Is Red• Sky is red? What do we say?• Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning.Red sky at night, sailors delight.
    9. 9. Matthew 16:5-12
    10. 10. Matthew 16:6, Yeast/ Leaven• 1st. Mention of leaven is in Exodus 12:15 Sevendays you shall eat unleavened bread, but on thefirst day you shall remove leaven from yourhouses; for whoever eats anything leavened fromthe first day until the seventh day, that personshall be cut off from Israel.• Exodus 12:19 Seven days there shall be noleaven found in your houses; for whoever eatswhat is leavened, that person shall be cut offfrom the congregation of Israel, whether he is analien or a native of the land.
    11. 11. Matthew 16:6, Yeast/ Leaven• Exodus 13:7 "Unleavened bread shall be eatenthroughout the seven days; and nothing leavenedshall be seen among you, nor shall any leaven beseen among you in all your borders. 8 "You shalltell your son on that day, saying, It is because ofwhat the LORD did for me when I came out ofEgypt. 9 "And it shall serve as a sign to you onyour hand, and as a reminder on your forehead,that the law of the LORD may be in your mouth;for with a powerful hand the LORD brought youout of Egypt.
    12. 12. Matthew 16:6, Yeast/ Leaven• Matthew 13:33 He spoke another parable to them,"The kingdom of heaven is like leaven…[Luke 13:21]• Mark 8:15 And He was giving orders to them, saying,"Watch out! Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees andthe leaven of Herod.“• Luke 12:1 …He began saying to His disciples first of all,"Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which ishypocrisy.• Matthew 16:12…the teaching of the Pharisees…• 1 Corinthians 5:4-10 Church discipline• Galatians 5:5-14 Legalism or Freedom
    13. 13. Matthew 16:13-20
    14. 14. Matthew 16:13, Caesarea Philippi• Matthew 16:13…Jesus came into the districtof Caesarea Philippi…• “Caesarea Philippi” is only used here and theparallel account in Mark 8:27
    15. 15. Matthew 16:13, Caesarea Philippi• Caesarea Philippi is at Panias, or Banias• Is not what Easton’s describes as; “Caesarea,(Palestinae), a city on the shore of theMediterranean, on the great road from Tyre toEgypt, about 70 miles northwest of Jerusalem,at the northern extremity of the plain of Sharon.It was built by Herod the Great (B.C. 10) whonamed it after Caesar Augustus…”• That is “Caesarea Maritime”
    16. 16. Caesarea Maritime
    17. 17. Caesarea Maritime
    18. 18. Caesarea Maritime
    19. 19. Caesarea Philippi,Panias, or Banias
    20. 20. Israel: Caesarea Philippi:Near Mount HermonThe city of Caesarea Philippi is on thesouthwestern slope of Mount Hermon and thenorthernmost extent of Jesus ministry.
    21. 21. Israel: Caesarea Philippi:Near Mount HermonThe city of Caesarea Philippi is on thesouthwestern slope of Mount Hermon and thenorthernmost extent of Jesus ministry.DLK adds; Unless you believe Matthew 15:21Jesus went away from there, and withdrew intothe district of Tyre and Sidon.
    22. 22. Matthew 16:13, Caesarea Philippi• Matthew 16:13…Caesarea Philippi, He was asking Hisdisciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?“• Good question! Ask this of everyone you meet.• Listen to find out if they’ve got “another Jesus”.• 2 Corinthians 11:3 But I am afraid that, as the serpentdeceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be ledastray from the simplicity and purity of devotion toChrist. 4 For if one comes and preaches another Jesuswhom we have not preached, or you receive a differentspirit which you have not received, or a differentgospel which you have not accepted…
    23. 23. Matthew 16:16, Peter Answered• Matthew 16:16 Simon Peter answered, "Youare the Christ, the Son of the living God.“• Good answer Peter!• But it wasn’t from him.• Matthew 16:17 And Jesus said to him,"Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, becauseflesh and blood did not reveal this to you, butMy Father who is in heaven.
    24. 24. What’s “this rock”?• Matthew 16:18 "I also say to you that you arePeter, and upon this rock I will build My church;and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.
    25. 25. One billion people, ormore, have beendeceived into believingthat “this rock” is Peter• Matthew 16:18 "I also say to you that you arePeter, and upon this rock I will build My church;and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.
    26. 26. Matthew 16:23 But Heturned and said to Peter,"Get behind Me, Satan!...• Matthew 16:18 "I also say to you that you arePeter, and upon this rock I will build My church;and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.Does it make sense that Jesus would call Peter Satan, if hewas the foundation of Christ’s church?Matthew 26:74 Then he began to curse and swear, "I donot know the man!" And immediately a rooster crowed.75 And Peter remembered…Galatians 2:11 …I opposed him to his face, because hestood condemned…. 13 by their hypocrisy… 14 But when Isaw that they were not straightforward about the truth ofthe gospel… [Man! What an unstable Rock!, even if we ignore Acts 1]
    27. 27. Paul replaces Peter, for all intents andpurposes in Acts 12, “Paul” is used160X’s after Acts 12, “Peter” is used5X’s after Acts 12.If a mere human is the “Rock” you tellme who is moreimportant/foundational to the church?• Matthew 16:18 "I also say to you that you arePeter, and upon this rock I will build My church;and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.Please just do a word study on “Rock”,“Stone,” “Cornerstone,” and “Foundation”
    28. 28. 1 Corinthians 10:4…and the rock was Christ.Acts 4:11 "He is the STONE WHICH WAS REJECTED…Romans 9:33 …A STONE OF STUMBLING…Ephesians 2:20 having been built on the foundation of theapostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the cornerstone,Peter said in; 1 Peter 2:4 And coming to Him as to a living stonewhich has been rejected by men, but is choice and precious inthe sight of God,… 6 For this is contained in Scripture: "BEHOLD, ILAY IN ZION A CHOICE STONE, A PRECIOUS CORNER stone, ANDHE WHO BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED." 7 Thisprecious value, then, is for you who believe; but for those whodisbelieve, "THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED, THISBECAME THE VERY CORNER stone," 8 and, "A STONE OFSTUMBLING AND A ROCK OF OFFENSE"
    29. 29. Who Can Forgive Sins But God Alone?• The eternal destiny of 1 billion people pivotson who can forgive sins, who this “Rock” is,and what are/is “the keys of the kingdom ofheaven.”
    30. 30. Matthew 16:19 Matthew 9:3, ThisFellow Blasphemes• Matthew 9:3 And some of the scribes said tothemselves, "This fellow blasphemes."• Mark 2:7 "Why does this man speak that way?He is blaspheming; who can forgive sins butGod alone?“• Luke 5:21 The scribes and the Pharisees beganto reason, saying, "Who is this man whospeaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins,but God alone?"
    31. 31. Matthew 16:19 Matthew 9:6, WhoCan Forgive Sins?• Matthew 9:6 "But so that you may know that the Son of Man hasauthority on earth to forgive sins "-- then He said to the paralytic,"Get up, pick up your bed and go home.“• Mark 2:7 …who can forgive sins but God alone?"• CCC 1461 Since Christ entrusted to his apostles the ministry ofreconciliation,65 bishops who are their successors, and priests, thebishops’ collaborators, continue to exercise this ministry. Indeedbishops and priests, by virtue of the sacrament of Holy Orders, havethe power to forgive all sins “in the name of the Father, and of theSon, and of the Holy Spirit.” (981)• CCC 1493 One who desires to obtain reconciliation with God andwith the Church, must confess to a priest all the unconfessed gravesins he remembers after having carefully examined his conscience.The confession of venial faults, without being necessary in itself, isnevertheless strongly recommended by the Church.• [DLK Grave Sins/Venial Faults?]
    32. 32. Matthew 16:19 Matthew 9:6, WhoCan Forgive Sins?CCC 1461 Since Christ entrusted to his apostlesthe ministry of reconciliation, 65 bishops who aretheir successors, and priests, the bishops’collaborators, continue to exercise this ministry.Indeed bishops and priests, by virtue of thesacrament of Holy Orders, have the power toforgive all sins “in the name of the Father, and ofthe Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” (981)DLK, Does “the ministry of reconciliation” meanhumans can forgive sin? Or are we ambassadorsfor Christ, who alone can forgive sins? Jesus gaveme a job to do, does that make me God?
    33. 33. Matthew 16:18, This Rock• Matthew 16:18…I will [future tense] build My church…• The forgiveness, payment in full, of sins, of people isthe only way the church is built up.• Did Jesus say priests would do it, or Christ?• Matthew 16:18 "I also say to you that you are Peter[masculine singular] , and upon this rock [feminine singular ] I willbuild My church…• Some think that Jesus switched genders so no onecould legitimately teach that Peter is the “rock”• Jesus said He would “build” not Peter.• Jesus is saying that He will build, based on the fact thatHe is “… the Christ, the Son of the living God.“• That is the church’s unchanging foundation., and core.
    34. 34. Mat 16:18, Summary Of “This Rock”• Peter [masculine singular] , and “rock” [feminine singular ]• Peter is an unstable rock (before and after Pentecost)• Jesus said He would “build” not Peter.• Jesus is “… the Christ, the Son of the living God.”• The church’s unchanging foundation, and core is Jesus, “…the Christ, the Son of the living God.”• The credit for saying “… the Christ, the Son of the livingGod,” is given to the Father, not Peter.• The “keys” for anyone to get into “the kingdom of heaven”is the Gospel, having their sins paid for by Christ’s blood.Not having a human say “Your sins are forgiven.”• James was the “head” of the church in Jerusalem, Paulreplaced Peter, for all intents and purposes in Acts 12• 1 Corinthians 10:4… “and the rock was Christ”
    35. 35. Matthew16:18…I will buildMy church
    36. 36. Matthew 16:20, Keep Quiet!, Is A Different “oikonomia”• Matthew 9:30 And their eyes were opened. And Jesussternly warned them, saying, "See here, let no one knowabout this!“• “So they went out and told no man.”• 31 But they went out, and spread the news about Him in allthat land.• I find that everyone that is truly “healed” by Jesus wants totell everyone they know.• This is a different “oikonomia” than the church age,Matthew 16:20 Then He warned the disciples that theyshould tell no one that He was the Christ. [Matthew 10:5, 11:11,16:20, 28:19, Luke 16:16, Mark 8:29, John 14:17]• Matthew 8:4, 9:30, 16:20, Mark 5:43, 8:29
    37. 37. Matthew 16:18, I Will Build My Church• Which “church”?• There is only one!
    38. 38. Matthew 16:18, The Church Won’t BeOvercome• Matthew 16:18 …the gates of Hades will notoverpower it.• Princes, kings, and other rulers of the world have usedall their strength and cunning against the Church, yet itcontinues to endure and hold its own.• --John Foxe (John Foxe, martyrologist, author of FoxesBook of Martyrs, an account of Christian martyrsthroughout history but especially emphasizing thesufferings of English Protestants from the fourteenthcentury through the reign of Mary I)
    39. 39. Matthew 16:18, The Church Won’t BeOvercome, Tribulation Saints Will Be• Matthew 16:18 …the gates of Hades will notoverpower it.• Revelation 13:7 It was also given to him to make warwith the saints and to overcome them, and authorityover every tribe and people and tongue and nation wasgiven to him.• Daniel 7:21 I beheld, and the same horn made warwith the saints, and prevailed against them; 22 Untilthe Ancient of days came, and judgment was given tothe saints of the most High; and the time came that thesaints possessed the kingdom.
    40. 40. Matthew 16:21-23
    41. 41. Matthew 16:22,• Matthew 16:22 Peter took Him aside andbegan to rebuke Him, saying, "God forbid it,Lord! This shall never happen to You.“• Double negative• CSB ……"Oh no, Lord!• NIV …"Never, Lord!"• Is “No Lord” an oxymoron?
    42. 42. Matthew 16:23, Gods Interests, OrMans• Matthew 16:23…you are not setting your mind on Godsinterests, but mans."• Romans 11:33 Oh, the depth of the riches both of thewisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are Hisjudgments and unfathomable His ways!• Romans 9:33 just as it is written, "BEHOLD, I LAY IN ZION ASTONE OF STUMBLING AND A ROCK OF OFFENSE, AND HEWHO BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.“• Revelation 15:3 And they sang the song of Moses, thebond-servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying,"Great and marvelous are Your works, O Lord God, theAlmighty; Righteous and true are Your ways, King of thenations!
    43. 43. Matthew 16:26, Human Soul• Matthew 16:26 "For what will it profit a man if he gains thewhole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man givein exchange for his soul?• Why would Jesus place such great value upon a humansoul?• Genesis 1:26 Then God said, "Let Us make man in Ourimage, according to Our likeness; and let them rule overthe fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and overthe cattle and over all the earth, and over every creepingthing that creeps on the earth.“ 27 God created man in Hisown image, in the image of God He created him; male andfemale He created them.• Genesis 9:3 "Every moving thing that is alive shall be foodfor you; I give all to you, as I gave the green plant.
    44. 44. Matthew 16:27, Rewards According ToDeeds• Matthew 16:27 "For the Son of Man is going to come in theglory of His Father with His angels, and WILL THEN REPAYEVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS.• Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved throughfaith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 notas a result of works, so that no one may boast.• Romans 12:19 …"VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY," saysthe Lord.• 2 Thessalonians 1:6 For after all it is only just for God torepay with affliction those who afflict you,• Mark 9:41…he will not lose his reward.• Luke 6:23 …, your reward is great in heaven…
    45. 45. Matthew 16:27, Rewards According ToDeeds• 1 Corinthians 3:8…each will receive his own reward accordingto his own labor.• 1 Corinthians 3:14 If any mans work which he has built on itremains, he will receive a reward.• Hebrews 11:24 By faith Moses…26 considering the reproachof Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for hewas looking to the reward.• 2 John 1:8 Watch yourselves, that you do not lose what wehave accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward.• Revelation 11:18…the time came for the dead to be judged,and the time to reward Your bond-servants the prophets andthe saints and those who fear Your name, the small and thegreat…• Revelation 22:12 …My reward is with Me, to render to everyman according to what he has done.
    46. 46. THE END Piano andViolinBuildingChina
    47. 47. Matthew 16:23, 1 Chronicles 21:1=1st mention, Satan• QUESTIONFOR THE DAY• Dear Compass,• Where does Satan live and what does he look like? If he lives in hell, why should we be concerned about him?•ANSWER:• Satan does not have a red tail and live in hell. In fact, just the opposite. Satan is:• The "god of this world."in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is theimage of God. —2 Corinthians 4:4• Actively accusing us before the Lord day and night.Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, "Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of HisChrist have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night. —Revelation 12:10• When he is finally revealed for all the world to see, the world will marvel at his wisdom and beauty:• Full of wisdom, perfect in beauty . . . wisdom . . . splendor. —Ezekiel 28:12Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty. —Ezekiel 28:17• Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms? —Isaiah 14:16• He presently resides in the air:• . . . the prince of the power of the air. —Ephesians 2:2. . . spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. —Ephesians 6:12• But dont confuse "heavenly places" with the part of heaven where God resides. Satan was kicked out of the highest realm, the third heaven where God resides, prior to Adams fall.• By the abundance of your tradeYou were internally filled with violence,And you sinned;Therefore I have cast you as profaneFrom the mountain of God.And I have destroyed you, O covering cherub,From the midst of the stones of fire. —Ezekiel 28:16See also 2 Corinthains 12:2.Hell is where Satan will eventually end up, a special place designed just for him:• . . . the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels. —Matthew 25:41He is a formidable foe as he prowls the earth "seeking someone to devour" (1 Peter 5:8).Fortunately, born-again believers have a great advantage, if they choose to use it:• . . . greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. (Greater is Jesus who is in you than Satan who is in the world.) —1 John 4:4Additional resource for this GML:Satans Big Six -Mike Gendronhttp://www.compass.org/store/categories/Steeling-The-Mind-Speakers/Mike-Gendron/Satans Strategies for Your Heart and Mind - Ed Hindsonhttp://www.compass.org/store/categories/Steeling-The-Mind-Speakers/Ed-Hindson/• Satans Top Two Cults - James Walkerhttp://www.compass.org/store/categories/Steeling-The-Mind-Speakers/James-Walker/•About Compass...
    48. 48. 1 Timothy 4:13,16 Matthew 16:3 Hebrews 5:14 1 Kings 3:9Proverbs 2:5+9, Senses Trained To Discern Good And Evil• The Demise of Biblical Discernment• T. A. McMahon•• In last months issue of this newsletter we exhorted our readers to discipline themselves to read the Word of God daily. The emphasis was on developing a habit, the best and mostnecessary habit--one that every believer should have. Of course, we encouraged reading the Bible as a basis for living ones life by what it teaches, which is the only way that one who isborn again spiritually can mature in the faith. Yet, here is the simple truth that too many Christians have missed: if we dont read Gods Word for ourselves, we cant truly know itsinstructions. If we dont know Gods instructions, we cant follow Him, and we therefore cant do what pleases Him. Tragically, many if not most Christians havent considered that simpletruth. Their spiritual beliefs tend to be a collection of things theyve heard (sermons, radio, TV, books, movies, etc.) mixed with what they may or may not have gotten from the Bible.They have been spoon-fed rather than getting their spiritual meals directly from Gods Word.•• Why is that tragic? Wouldnt it be of value to get input from the various Christian media regarding the teachings of our Lord? Hasnt our Lord gifted teachers to help believers betterunderstand His Word? Certainly, but if that is our primary feeding of Gods Word, it leads to a spiritual anemia at best and makes us defenseless against spiritual deception at worst. Howcan a believer tell the difference between a good teacher and a false teacher? Although Scripture tells us that God gave some to be teachers (Ephesians 4:11), His Word also tells us,"There shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies" (2 Peter 2:1). So how can we know whats what and whos who?•• Most Christians are not asking such questions--nor do they seem to be concerned about the consequences related to a lack of biblical discernment. The second chapter of Hebrewsbegins with a warning that we could drift away from the Scriptures and find ourselves going along with something that seems biblical but is not. More and more frequently these days, Ihear confessing and professing Christians excusing themselves and others for their unbiblical beliefs and practices by declaring that they all nevertheless "love Jesus." What Jesus mightthat be? Is it the biblical Jesus--the One who declares that He is "the way, the truth, and the life"? Is it the Word incarnate, who challenges everyone who professes to be a believer in Himby asking: "And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?" (Luke 6:46). Would our reply be, "Sorry, Lord, I wasnt aware of most of the things that you said"? If thatsthe case, having "the mind of Christ" (1 Corinthians 2:16) is a wishful delusion.•• Just so there is no misunderstanding, the heart of this article is a concern for the fruitfulness of everyone who truly knows the biblical Jesus, everyone who has by faith alone put his or hertrust in Christ as Savior, the One, the only One, who could (and did) pay the full penalty for the sins of mankind. For those who have put their faith in Him and have received His gift ofeternal life, what follows is their life in Christ, which is all about living a godly and productive life. Jesus said, "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it moreabundantly" (John 10:10). A believers fruitfulness not only greatly enriches his own life, but his new life in Christ becomes a testimony, a witness to the truth of the gospel that changedhis life, so that others may be drawn to Jesus. Yet a believers life in Christ will be spiritually futile if he (or she) doesnt really know what Jesus taught.•• An unproductive life in Christ is bad enough, but it can go far beyond just being spiritually feeble. Not knowing the Word of God sets one up for being spiritually deceived. Again, it shouldbe rather obvious: if we dont know what the Bible says, we cant discern what is true to it and what is contrary to it. Consequently, a person who is ignorant of the Scriptures is ripe forbeing led away from Gods truth. When such a condition becomes epidemic among Christians, they become collective pawns of Gods adversary, Satan, and participants in the apostasyas well as unwitting contributors to the emerging religion of the Antichrist (Revelation 13). But could such a thing happen?•• Both Dave Hunt and I have been observing trends in the evangelical church for 35 years. In those three and a half decades significant developments have taken place, all of which havegreatly undermined the belief in and dependence upon the Scriptures. We have documented such developments in the twenty years of TBCs existence and five years prior to that in TheSeduction of Christianity. In past articles we have shown from Gods Word that Satans primary strategy as the deceiver of mankind is reflected in his initial statement to Eve in the Gardenof Eden, a tactic calculated to weaken her trust in Gods Word by questioning it: "Yea, hath God said...?" (Genesis 3:1). Down through history, he has expanded his assault on the Wordbeyond planting seeds of doubt to distorting, denigrating, corrupting, compromising, and outright lying about the Scriptures. In the last 30 years, some of his most effective devices haveseduced Christians away from the written Word of God, replacing it with subjective and experiential content (feelings-oriented beliefs). Briefly (see our archives for more extensivewritings on these subjects and others), that drift has been a major contributor to the demise of biblical discernment.•• For example, the false teaching known as Rhema vs. Logos says that God speaks today to believers with the same or even greater authority than is found in the Bible. For decades thisdoctrine has led millions of Charismatic and Pentecostal believers away from the objective, written Word of God.•• The subjective pseudoscience of Christian psychology, with its goal of integrating psychology with the Bible (primarily through psychological counseling), has infected the conservativeevangelical church with the humanistic doctrines of self-love and self-esteem. Even more damaging, it has all but eliminated the belief in the sufficiency of the Scriptures for multitudes ofChristians.•
    49. 49. Matthew 16:18 2 Timothy 3:16-4:5Ephesians 4:12, Purpose of the church• QUESTIONFOR THE DAY• Dear Compass• What do you think of the Purpose Driven church model?•• ANSWER:• We do have many concerns regarding the Purpose Driven movement. But rather than critiquing Purpose Driven, we believe it wiser to look at pure biblical truths so everyone canexamine their own church, whether its denominational, independent, Purpose Driven, Emergent or whatever, against the infallible Word of God and let the chips fall where they may.Heres what we found to be the desired characteristics of a biblical local church from the Word of God:• First and foremost, a biblically successful church has zero to do with the size or growth of the congregation. The Bible does not implore pastors to grow their churches. Rather, it is Godwho adds to the Body of Christ (Acts 2:47). If a pastor waters down what he teaches or avoids teaching certain things like sin and repentance, regardless of his sincerity or motivation, it iscalled "tickling the ears" and is wrong (2 Timothy 4:3). It would be far better for a Believer to attend a small church where an humble pastor knows everyones name and spiritual giftswhile making it his priority to nurture individuals spiritual growth and formation. On Judgment Day (Romans 14:11) pastors will not be judged according to how large their churches werebut for how well they biblically armored His flock for service (2 Timothy 4:2)• Therefore, regardless of the size, the purpose of the local Church is:• To equip Believers for service (2 Timothy 3:16; Ephesians 4:12).• Armoring Believers, not evangelism of non-believers, is to be the focal point of the local church. Individual Believers are instructed to exhibit Gods love and be used by the Holy Spirit toevangelize the community (2 Timothy 4:5 ). All examples of early church activities have Believers doing the evangelizing (Acts 4:1-2, 13:5, 17:2). Therefore, the focus of the pastor and hisnumber one priority should be the equipping of those the Lord has put under his ministry. From the Sunday sermon, youth activities, and home Bible studies to miscellaneous activities,ALL should be focused on the Believer and his/her spiritual armor and growth in Gods love. It is not the churchs purpose to attract non-believers for evangelism and growth.• To Glorify God (Romans 15:6, 9; 1 Peter 4:11; Acts 21:18-20; Ephesians 3:20-21).• The Church of Jesus Christ is the place where God lives in His people (their hearts) so that He might set His Glory on display. Those called to be a part of this Church (Ephesians 1:4) areimplored to know His Word well enough (2 Timothy 2:15) to be sensitive to the Holy Spirits leading in the hope that they may allow the world to see Gods love working in their lives.Prophetic references by Jesus, and specific references in the Epistles, provide us a blueprint for how this church is to be built up in the likeness of Christ by maturing in the Word of God(2 Corinthians 10:5; Matthew 16:18). It is not taught in the Bible that the Churchs growth and success is dependent on the human resources, ingenuity, ability, or strength of the localBody of Believers.• To share spiritual gifts (Ephesians 4:11; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; Romans 12:4-8; Colossians 3:16).• Listed in the above passages are some 18 spiritual gifts, given by God, to whom He desires (1 Corinthians 12:11; Romans 12:6). These gifts are for building up the Body of Christ (Ephesians4:11-12). Therefore, a wise pastor, as well as wise elders, should know who has what gift. And they should also know where Believers are weaker so they can better protect them like agood shepherd (1 Corinthians 12:22, 2 Timothy 2:25).• To bear one anothers burdens (Galatians 6:2; 1 John 3:17; 1 Peter 5:9).• It would be difficult to share burdens if a local church body meets only once a week in a large auditorium. A smaller, more intimate gathering is necessary to accomplish this command. Alarger church must work hard to have a pastoral staff large enough to oversee the flock in a personally knowledgeable and intimate way. Weekly and biweekly small groups, under theauthority of the local church, are an effective way to achieve this, but few large churches have more than a token number of small groups.• To pray for one another (Acts 2:42, 4:24; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; Colossians 1:9; 1 Timothy 2:1-8). (See "burdens" above.)• To exhort one another (Galatians 6:1; 2 Timothy 4:2; 1 Timothy 4:13). (See "burdens" above.)• To counsel/instruct one another (1 Timothy 1:3, 5, 2:11, 6:17-18; 2 Thessalonians 3:14; Colossians 3:16; by application—Proverbs 12:15, 15:22). (See "burdens" above.)• Notice also that it is the Body of Christ counseling each other, under the leadership, overview and authority of the elders. Sending someone outside the local church body to a "Christiancounselor" is a recent invention and found nowhere in Scripture. A Believer is accountable to his elders, not a hired counselor who is not under the elders authority.• To receive Bible teaching (Acts 17:2).• Bible teaching should come from the pastor (Ephesians 4:11 should read "pastor-teacher," not "pastors and teachers") and elders (1 Timothy 3:2). A pastor is simply one of the elders(Ephesians 4:11). The main purpose of Bible teaching is to armor the flock so they can be sensitive to, and be used by, the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 6:11-14). Another purpose of Bibleteaching would be to allow the Holy Spirit to convict a person of sin. So Bible teaching doesnt necessarily make people feel better (John 16:8; James 2:9; 1 Corinthians 14:24; 1 Timothy4:11; 2 Timothy 2:2, 24). Always remember that the entire Bible revolves around both love and sin (and sins consequences). To teach the Bible and ignore sin is not teaching the Bible(1 John 1:8; 1 Corinthians 15:22).• It must be noted here that the Word of God to be studied is just that—the inerrant Word of God—not a watered down paraphrase of the Word of God. The real and exact word-for-wordtranslation. God wants us to study what He said, not what someone thinks He said (2 Timothy 3:16).• To sing/praise together (Colossians 3:16; Ephesians 5:19; James 5:13; 1 Corinthians 14:26; Hebrews 2:12, 13:15).
    50. 50. Mat 16:18, Summary Of “This Rock”• Peter [masculine singular] , and “rock” [feminine singular ]• Peter is an unstable rock (before and after Pentecost)• Jesus said He would “build” not Peter.• The church’s unchanging foundation, and core is Jesus, “…the Christ, the Son of the living God.”• The credit for saying “… the Christ, the Son of the livingGod,” is given to the Father, not Peter.• It is this fact, the Father’s declaration, this is “the rock”• The “keys” for anyone to get into “the kingdom of heaven”is the Gospel, having their sins paid for by Christ’s blood.Not having a human say “Your sins are forgiven.”• James was the “head” of the church in Jerusalem, Paulreplaced Peter, for all intents and purposes in Acts 12• 1 Corinthians 10:4… “and the rock was Christ”
    51. 51. Matthew 17:1, More Audio From TheFather• I summarized “the rock” because six days later theFather speaks from heaven again.• Here is where it is made clear who we should listen to.• Does it say, "This is My beloved Peter, with whom I amwell-pleased; listen to Him! He and his successorsalone will be able to forgive sins, and on him thechurch will built”?• No! The glory and the praise are to the Son.• The crucial “until” is when “the Son of Man has risenfrom the dead,” not when the “keys” were given.• The “key” is the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus
    52. 52. John 21:17 John 6:68, Mat 16:18,Successor of Peter• Successor of the Apostle Peter• April 03, 2013• Pope Francis became absorbed in prayer and repeatedwith a loud voice the three professions of Peter: “Lord,You are the Christ, Son of the Living God”; “Lord, towhom do we go? You have the words of eternal life”;“Lord, You know all things! You know that I love you!”At that moment, we had the distinct impression thatthe life of Peter rose out of centuries past and becamepresent and living in the current Successor of theApostle Peter.- CatholicCulture.org• DLK; The bold & underline emphasis is mine
    53. 53. Job 27:8 Matthew 16:26 Mark 8:36 Luke 9:25 1 John2:15 Psalm 49:7, Life =Heaven Or Hell• Between us and heaven or hell there is only life,which is the frailest thing in the world.• Blaise Pascal• Psalm 49:7 No man can by any means redeem hisbrother Or give to God a ransom for him—• Job 27:8 "For what is the hope of the godlesswhen he is cut off, When God requires his life?• 1 John 2:15 Do not love the world nor the thingsin the world. If anyone loves the world, the loveof the Father is not in him.
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