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Matthew 16:13-20

Jesus Christ will build His church.

1 Peter 2:9-10
Peter refers to Christians of multiple races (Jews and Gentiles) as a singular chosen race.
The most important part of their identity is that they are God’s people.

Genesis 1:26-28
God created to reveal Himself; he built family into His creation.

Genesis 9:1
Genesis 12:1-3, 22:15-18
Exodus 19:5-6
Joshua 4:23-24
1 Kings 8:59-60
Psalm 67:1-7
Isaiah 56:8, 43:5-7
Matthew 8:11
John 10:15-16
Matthew 24:14 – “nations” is the Greek word ethnos which means ethnicity or people group.
Matthew 28:18-20
Acts 1:8, 15; 2:1-11, 41, 47; 4:4; 5:14; 8:1, 4; 9:17-22; 10:44-48
Romans 9:6-8
Ephesians 2:13-17

Church History

42 – Mark to Egypt
49 – Paul to Turkey
51 – Paul to Greece
52 – Paul’s 3rd missionary journey; Thomas to India
174 – first Christians in Austria
200 – rural churches (prior had been only in cities)
306 – Constantine became emperor in Rome and made Christianity legal
350 – 31.7 million “Christians” (over half the Roman empire)
596 – Augustine went with a team to reintroduce the gospel in what is now England
635 – first Christian missionaries arrived in China (now 70 million)
740 – Irish monks went to Iceland
900 – missionaries reached Norway
1200 – the Bible was available in 22 languages
1382 – John Wycliffe produced the first English translation of the Bible
1450 – first printed Bible
1498 – first Christians reported in Kenya
1517 – Martin Luther confronted the Catholic church with his 95 Theses
1554 – Christians in Thailand
1638 – the first Baptist Church was established in USA (in Providence, RI)
1845 – the Southern Baptist Convention organized its first mission board
1946 – twelve women Richland, WA gathered to pray
1947 – Richland Baptist Church was started
1950 – Rirchland Baptist Church planted 5 churches, including Kennewick Baptist Church
1966 – Kennewick Baptist Church planted a mission church that in 1967 became Quinault Avenue Baptist Church
1986 – Quinault Baptist Church planted Hillview Baptist Church on 27th Avenue
???? – Jesus will return!
Revelation 7:9-10; 19:1-3, 6-8; 21:1-7; 22:7

1 Peter 2:9-10