Is the Church Infallible?
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And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you forbid on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.” Matthew 16:19 NLT  Many believe that in Matthew 16, Jesus was setting Peter up as the first pope and giving the church … [Click to read more …]

Peter and the Rock
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought: By knowing who Jesus is, we can become more like Him in our characters and lives. Peter and the Rock – May 14-20, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 16:13-17. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. Why is it significant … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Peter and the Rock
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Hope Sabbath School

You can view an in-depth discussion of “Peter and the Rock” in the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of this week’s lesson at Hope Sabbath School is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from the HopeTV Sabbath … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Peter as Satan
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Christ Tempted

Read Matthew 16:21-23. Why is Jesus suddenly so tough on Peter? Peter’s problem wasn’t that he was trying to protect Jesus. He was trying to steer Jesus. He was no longer following Jesus; he was telling Jesus to follow him. Jesus said, “‘Get behind Me, Satan!’” (Matthew 16:23, NKJV) because, like Satan himself in the … [Click to read more …]

Monday: “On this Rock”
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Rock of Ages

Right after Peter’s bold confession of faith in Jesus as “‘the Christ, the Son of the living God,’” Jesus says something in answer to Peter. Read Matthew 16:17-20. What did Jesus say to Peter, and how are we to understand what He meant? The phrase “on this rock” has been controversial within the Christian church. … [Click to read more …]