A Manner Worthy (Shepherd’s Echo)

[The Shepherd’s Echo is a reposting of a previously published TheShepherdsPen.]

In Matthew 16, Christ made the prophetic declaration, “Upon this rock I will be my church.” Upon what rock? Upon the statement just uttered by Peter, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” It is upon this truth, this foundation that the Church would be constructed. In times of grace, and through difficult times, Christ has faithfully continued to fulfill that promise.

“I will build my church.” Christ was building it for a reason. Obviously, the Church had a mission; even today the Church still has a mission. So, what is that purpose?

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A Manner Worthy

In Matthew 16, Christ made the prophetic declaration, “Upon this rock I will be my church.” Upon what rock? Upon the statement just uttered by Peter, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” It is upon this truth, this foundation that the Church would be constructed. In times of grace, and through difficult times, Christ has faithfully continued to fulfill that promise.

“I will build my church.” Christ was building it for a reason. Obviously, the Church had a mission; even today the Church still has a mission. So, what is that purpose? Continue reading “A Manner Worthy”

The Great Apologetic

One of the greatest of all prayers is recorded for us in the book of John, chapter 17. It is actually the true Lord’s Prayer; some know it as the High Priestly Prayer of Christ. In it Christ is praying over His disciples, and for the Church to come. In verses 20-23, He addresses what I refer to as The Great Apologetic. What is an apologetic, you may ask? Well, unlike what it sounds like, it is not an apology. Rather, it is a defense, so to speak, of a particular topic. In this context, it is a defense of the faith, a defense of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.   Continue reading “The Great Apologetic”