Context is Everything: Matthew 16:18

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Jesus said, “Upon this rock I will build my church.” What rock? The context seems to clearly indicate that Jesus is talking about Peter whom he nicknamed “Rock.” But is that consistent with the rest of the passage? Does it make sense both logically and grammatically? Is it consistent with Peter’s own words and Old Testament references concerning the stone, the rock, or the precious cornerstone upon which the church will be built? Today’s message looks at what one Bible scholar calls “one of the most controversial verses in the Bible.”