The Keys of the Kingdom (10-25-20)


In The Secret

By: Chris Tomlin

In the secret, in the quiet place,
In the stillness You are there.
In the secret, in the quiet hour,
I wait only for You,
‘Cause I want to know You more.

I want to know You,
I want to hear Your voice,
I want to know You more;
I want to touch You,
I want to see Your face,
I want to know You more.

I am reaching for the highest goal
That I might receive the prize;
Pressing onward, pushing every
Hindrance aside, out of my way,
‘Cause I want to know You more.

Nearest Of All

Words: D. M. Panton
Music: Carl Maria Von Weber

Nearest of all is He,
Dearest of all to me;
Mine in life’s lowly ways,
Mine in life’s common days.

True in the time of care,
Fairest when all is fair;
Strength of my helplessness,
Always at hand to bless.

Secret of joy untold,
Changeless as years unfold;
Nearest of all is He,
Dearest of all to me!


“The Keys of the Kingdom”

Message given by Rex Beck on October 25, 2020

Matthew 16:13-20
13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. 18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” 20 Then he strictly charged the disciples to tell no one that he was the Christ.

Acts 1:3-8
He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.

And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”

So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Acts 2:38-39
And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.”

Acts 10:44-45
44 While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word. 45 And the believers from among the circumcised who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out even on the Gentiles.

Colossians 4:3-4
At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.