Peter's declaration of faith was what would be the foundation of the Church.
The “keys” represent the authority given to carry out the work of the Lord.
Faith denotes action. A church has to be doing something!
1. The Church is not restricted to a building.
The same things you seek to accomplish when you are in this building are the same things we seek to
2. The Church is not restricted to a time.
If church is just a matter of convenience, and not commitment, then it obviously is not something
that is very important.
3. The Church is not restricted to a people.
There isn't anybody that can't be saved and there isn't anyone who doesn't need to be saved.
a. anyone is welcome in this building
b. you don't have to be a member
Even in the friendliest of congregations, there are ways of excluding people.
a. I don't need church.
b. I don't get anything out of church.
The Church is about serving Jesus.