Matthew 16:18 NIV
18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.
Jesus is going to build His church and NOTHING can stop it. Not even Hell. This bold proclamation from the Savior of the world declares the authority that He brings. It also shows his dedication and value He puts on the institution that He created it. The Church is not an institution as the world understands institutions. It’s an institution based on God’s design. An institution centered around His deity and built on community.
- Instead of individuals clamoring to get to the top, they reach to become less.
- Instead of working harder to get a bigger paycheck, they work harder to become less so He becomes greater.
- Instead of showing up because you have to make an ends, they show up because they want to make a difference.
Christ loves his Church. He died for Her.
The mission marches on. New Life Church’s specific role to play marches on. This entails a new church. A church placed in a community where we are not currently bringing the Gospel. New Life Church is coming to Republic, MO in 2017.