15 "But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" 16 Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." 17 Jesus replied, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven. 18 And I tell you that you are Peter (petros), and on this rock (petra) I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.
Jesus Is the Foundation of the Church - "on this rock"
1 Corinthians 3:11
For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.
Jesus Is the Builder of the Church - "I will build my church"
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.
Jesus is the Head of the Church - "my church"
And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.
Jesus Is the Victory for the Church - "the gates of Hades will not overcome it"
The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.
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