“Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means ‘rock’), and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.”
Matthew 16:18 NLT
The name Peter (Gk., Petros) means “rock” or “rock-man.” In the next phrase Christ used petra(upon this rock), a feminine form for “rock,” not a name. Christ used a play on words. He does not say “upon you, Peter” or “upon your successors,” but “upon this rock”—upon this divine revelation and profession of faith in Christ.
The Power of Christ vs 12-16
o Signs and Wonders
o Meet together
o Lives Changed
The Opposition to Christ vs 17-18
The Deliverance of Christ 19-40
o Free from Prison
o Free from death
God or not
o God Moves people moved!
o Obedience will bring conflict!
o If God is in it nothing can stop it!