Founder of the Church

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Founder of the Church

Jesus Christ

Jesus established the beginnings of a visible structure of the Church that will remain until the Kingdom is fully achieved, through his choice of the Twelve Apostles, with Peter as the Leader. Jesus brought about the fulfillment of the Father’s plan for the Church first by his preaching and witnessing the Good News of the Kingdom, with its gifts of salvation from sin and participation in divine life. The seed and beginning of the Kingdom was the little flock whom Jesus shepherded as his family. By his Cross, Jesus gave birth to the Church:
 
The Church is born primarily of Christ’s total self-giving for our salvation, anticipated in the institution of the Eucharist and fulfilled on the cross. “The origin and growth of the Church are symbolized by the blood and water which flowed from the open side of the crucified Jesus.” “For it was from the side of Christ as he slept the sleep of death upon the cross that there came forth the ‘wondrous sacrament of the whole Church.” As Eve was formed from the sleeping Adam’s side, so the Church was born from the pierced heart of Christ hanging dead on the cross.
Psalms 118: 15-27, Acts 4:11-12, Romans 8:17, 1 Peter 2:5, Matt. 16:1

The Rejected Stone became the Cornerstone

Psalm 115:15-27

Jesus is ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’ Salvation is found in no one else.

On This Rock Will I Build My Church

The apostles referred to Jesus also as the stone that was rejected, and he is now the all-important cornerstone of God’s kingdom. Jesus is the Messiah who rode into Jerusalem as Israel’s king. Though rejected by the Jews, he became the foundation stone for a new temple. And he will come again as the heavenly sovereign Judge. He ultimately is the one who says, “I will not die but live.”

Jesus the Messiah rises from the depths to the heights, and in the process he takes us along with him. The rejected stone becomes the new cornerstone, and we become living stones essential to God’s new building (1 Peter 2:5). The word for “cornerstone” can also be interpreted as “capstone,” indicating that Jesus becomes the crowning glory of the building that is the temple or the kingdom of God, and we will share in his glory (Romans 8:17).

No longer rejected but precious; no longer worthless but important—that’s our new identity in Christ- Matthew 16:18. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.