Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.
1 Corinthians 3:6
I [Paul] planted [i.e., preached God's word], Apollos watered [it], but God made it grow.
Then He said to His disciples, "Certainly there is plenty to harvest but there are [too] few people to do the work."
and Acts 2:43]. In my name [i.e., by my authority], they will drive out evil spirits; they will speak in languages [supernaturally];
2 Corinthians 6:1
As workers together with God we urge you also, who have received God's unearned favor, do not allow it to be for nothing,
3 John 1:8
Therefore, we should show hospitality to such men, so that we can be fellow-workers [with them] in [the cause of] the truth.
Ye are god's
And He spoke many things to them in parables [i.e., brief stories to illustrate His teaching], saying, "Once a farmer went out [to his field] to plant grain.
"For the kingdom of heaven is similar to a farmer who went out early one morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.
When He had come into the Temple, the leading priests and elders of the [Jewish] people came to Him while He was teaching, and said, "By what authority are you doing these things [i.e., miracles and teaching]? And who gave you this authority?"
And Jesus said, "The kingdom of God is like a farmer who scattered seed on the ground,
Are you not [always] saying, 'There are still four months before harvest time comes'? Look, I am telling you [disciples], lift up your eyes and look at the fields, that they are white and ripe for harvest [i.e., people are ready to make a spiritual response].
[Jesus continued], "I am the real vine, and my Father is the owner of the vineyard.
1 Corinthians 3:16
Do you people not know that you are God's Temple [i.e., the church. See I Pet. 2:5; I Tim. 3:15], and that the Holy Spirit of God lives in you [i.e., collectively]?
1 Corinthians 6:19
Or, do you not know that your [physical] body is a temple [i.e., sanctuary] for the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and who was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourselves,
And I also tell you, [although] you are Peter [i.e., a stone], it is on this rock [i.e., the truth you have just confessed] that I will build my church and [not even] the gates of the unseen place of departed spirits will win out over it [i.e., all efforts to stamp out the church by killing Christians will fail].
He is that [Psa. 118:22], 'stone that was rejected by you builders but was made the principal stone by which the entire building is aligned.'
2 Corinthians 6:16
And what agreement is there between a temple of God and idols? For we are a temple of the living God, just as God said [Lev. 26:12], "I will live in them and walk among them [i.e., among His people]; and I will be their God and they will be my people."
For we [Christians] are the product of God's workmanship, [re-] created in [fellowship with] Christ Jesus for [the purpose of] doing good deeds. God had previously determined that this should be our practice.
rooted and built up in [your relationship to] Him, established by your faith [or, "in the faith"], just as you were taught, overflowing with thanksgiving.
1 Timothy 3:15
so that, if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to behave themselves in God's family, which is the church of the living God, the [supporting] column and foundation of the truth.
For Jesus has been considered deserving of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house deserves greater honor than the house itself.
1 Peter 2:5
And you yourselves are also like living stones, being constructed into a spiritual house. For you are like holy priests who offer spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.