Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.
As therefore ye have received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in him:
And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the first begotten from the dead, that he might be in all things pre-eminent.
I marvel that ye are so quickly departed from him that called you, by the grace of Christ into another gospel
Behold, I Paul declare to you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ will be of no advantage to you.
1 Timothy 2:4
who wills all men to be saved, and come to the acknowledgment of truth.
but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, who is the head, even Christ:
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abide in the vine: so neither can ye, except ye abide in me.
But if some of the branches have been broken off, and thou though a wild olive hast been grafted in among them, and become a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree;
For no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
that their hearts may be comforted, firmly united together in love, and unto all riches of full assurance of understanding, in the knowledge of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;
that all may be one; as thou, Father, in me, and I in thee, that these also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
And in the multitude of those that believed there was one heart and soul: and not one person said, that any part of his substance was his peculiar property; but all things were in common among them.
For as we have in one body many members, but the members, though many, have not the same function,
1 Corinthians 1:10
Now I conjure you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no schisms among you; but that ye be perfectly united together in the same mind and the same sentiment.
1 Corinthians 10:16
The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
1 Corinthians 12:12
For as the body is one, and hath many members, but all the members of that one body, though many, are one body: so also is Christ.
careful to preserve unity of spirit, in the bond of peace.
Only conduct yourselves worthily as becometh the gospel of Christ; that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one soul wrestling together in the faith of the gospel;
fulfil ye my joy, that ye may be united in sentiment, having the same love, of one soul, of one mind.
1 Peter 3:8
Finally, be all like-minded, sympathizing, loving fraternally, compassionate, friendly hearted,
that ye may walk worthy of the Lord, well pleasing him in all things, in every good work fruitful, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
1 Corinthians 3:6
I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
From whom the whole body nicely joined together, and firmly connected by every joint of exact proportion, according to the energy exerted in the measure of every several part, causeth the increase of the body unto the edification of itself in love.
1 Thessalonians 3:12
And the Lord cause you to abound and overflow with love one to another, and towards all men, as we also do to you:
1 Thessalonians 4:10
And indeed ye practise it towards all the brethren that are throughout Macedonia: but we conjure you, brethren, to abound more and more;
2 Thessalonians 1:3
We are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren, as it is fit, because your faith groweth exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all towards each other aboundeth:
2 Peter 3:18
But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory now and unto the day of eternity. Amen.