Scripture for this message:
The Church is History: God is and always has been forming for Himself a people to make Him known
The Church and a church: the church exists globally (all believers across all time) and is expressed locally
The Church is led: by Jesus through elders/pastors/shepherds
The center of the Church – Resurrection: the church is meaningless without the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
What’s a church member?: nothing in the Bible says to join a local church; the example is to participate rather than spectate
The Church Gathered: at the church building, in homes, etc. to worship God and encourage one another
The Church Scattered: not just at official gatherings, but in our families, jobs, etc.
The Church Preaches (part 1 and part 2): all the church proclaim who God is and what He has done
The Church Sings: combining doctrine and devotion through music
The Church Gives: the root of our giving comes from our God who gives generously and sacrificially
This Week: Where does this church go from here?
Peter didn’t get everything right or have perfect theology. Peter was blessed because God revealed Jesus as Christ the Savior to him. Nothing will take away that blessing from a believer.