Ray Bentley -December 2, 2018 - Matthew 16:13-20
Peter declared to Jesus, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." Jesus responded, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar Jonah..." for God the Father had revealed the truth to him. Then Jesus changed Simon's name to Peter which means rock. "I will build my church [ecclesia]," Jesus said, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it...and I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven"