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A New People

September 15, 2019 Speaker: AJ Roberts Series: Compelling Community

Passage: Matthew 16:13–16:19

Jesus established His church—A New People—and set them apart to live according to His ways and standards. As confessors of the divinity and supremacy of Jesus, churches of all time and space stand as a Compelling Community before the surrounding nations. Wielding this God-given Kingdom representation, churches affirm, serve and protect their members until the Heavenly Kingdom assumes its final and lasting place on the New Earth.


Reading Plan:

Monday: Matthew 4 

Tueday: Matthew 5-7 

Wednesday: Matthew 16:13-19 

Thursday: Matthew 18:15-20 

Friday: Matthew 28

Saturday: Matthew 25:31-46

Sunday: Matthew 16:13-19



  1. ICE BREAKER - Have you ever had to prove your identity? What means did you use to accomplish this?
  2. How does the setting of Caesarea Philippi compare to our culture today? Why might this be significant for Christians today? 
  3. Why do you think the questioning of verses 14-15 was a pivotal moment in the life of the disciples? 
  4. Why should a Christian confession lead to Biblical obedience? 
  5. What do you think the "keys" of verse 19 are? How, and by whom are they to be used today? 
  6. Our 3 missionary families continue to serve as ambassadors, but in a distant, challenging land. Would you take time as a group to pray for them?


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