Countryside Baptist Church

  Newalla, Oklahoma


Who Is This Jesus?

Matthew 16:13-19

  • Jesus Is Our Confession (vv.13-16)
    • The first requirement of salvation
    • Confession from conviction

        • Matthew 11:25
        • John 6:44
    • A public confession
      • Matthew 10:32-33
      • Mark 8:38
      • Romans 10:9-10
    • Confession and conversion (v.18)
      • Jesus is the firm foundation of the church
        • Ephesians 2:20
        • 1 Peter 2:6-7
        • 2 Corinthians 5:17
    • The New Testament church is built upon personal conviction, a public confession, and a powerful conversion of the foundational truth that Jesus Christ is “the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
  • Jesus Is the Architect (v.18)
    • Jesus is the architect and builder of the Church
      • 1 Corinthians 3:11
      • “Petros” vs. “petra”
        • Petros
          • Rock or boulder
        • Petra
          • Rock stratum, ledge, foundation
      • Peter is a piece of the rock—Jesus is the foundation
      • Philippians 1:6
  • Jesus Is the Composer (v.18)
    • 1 Peter 2:4-8
    • Ephesians 4:7-16
  • Jesus Gives Us His Commission (v.19)
    • Isaiah 22:22
    • Luke 11:52
    • Those who have confess Jesus Christ as the Son of the living God hold the keys to the kingdom of heaven.
    • The commission of the Church is proclamation of God’s truth

        • Matthew 18:15-18
        • Matthew 28:19-20
        • Mark 16:15
        • Luke 24:45-47
        • Acts 1:8
        • John 3:16
    • Binding and loosing
      • Matthew 6:10
  • Jesus Provides Ultimate Victory (v.18)


  • There is a necessary confession for being a part of the kingdom of heaven.
  • Do you believe that Jesus is “the Christ, the Son of the living God”?
    • Everyone has sinned and everyone is unworthy of God
      • Romans 3:23
      • …for all have sinned and falls short of the glory of God.
    • Jesus preached for repentance
      • Matthew 4:17
        • “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
    • Confession of Jesus from a believing heart
      • Romans 10:9-10,13
        • …that if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.

        • …for whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.

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