THE CENTRALITY OF THE CROSS Messages from Matthew 16. This set of messages are preached from Matthew 16. We look at what Christianity, the Church and the Gospel would look like without the Cross. We also look at Peter's revelation of Christ as the Messiah and look back over a millennium of biblical prophesies concerning how Christ as the Rock upon which the Church would be built was fulfilled in Jesus alone - not Peter. We deal with what the Cross meant to Peter personally in his own walk and ministry, and the typology of the Cross in the Old Testament. These messages on the Centrality of the Cross are not primarily dealing with our personal benefit from the work of the Cross but what God receives from us through the Cross when it works death in us.