“I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it” (Matthew 16:18).
In an ever-growing secular culture and pluralistic society, when so many believers are despairing for the future of the church and her role in such a world as this, might these words of Jesus offer the reassurance we need to remain steadfast. The role of building the church belongs exclusively to the living and resurrected Christ. It is not a human endeavor, but a Divine pursuit. It is his property alone, and he will construct it according to his purposes. This is the only truth that will keep us on mission and undistracted.