Christ sets his church under the discipline of the Holy Spirit.
Christ gives the keys of the kingdom to his church.
Those keys are:
The good news that Christ our Passover Lamb has been sacrificed.
This good news:
With his gift of keys to the disciples, Christ stresses the fundamental role of preaching.
Church discipline is God’s gift of love
God gives people specific keys to open and close the doors of the kingdom of heaven.
Church discipline is God’s gift to save his straying children
Christ and the “key-power” of the church.
These keys signify:
Christ puts our salvation in focus with the administration of the keys through his church.
We see that in relation with:
The power of the keys
The church must open and close
Her service of closing.