Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Bible References

Perfecting

Luke 22:32
but as for thee, I have pray'd that you faith may not fail. do you in return establish thy brethren.
John 21:15
So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon son of Jonas, do you love me more than these do? yes, Lord, said he, you know that I love you. Jesus reply'd, feed my lambs.
Acts 9:31
Then the churches in all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria, were unmolested and establish'd, and by their religious conduct, and the assistance of the holy spirit, grew more extensive.
Acts 11:23
who upon his arrival there, was glad to see such effects of the divine grace, and exhorted them all to remain firmly attach'd to the christian profession:
Acts 14:22
encouraging the disciples, exhorting them to persevere in the faith, representing that it is thro' much tribulation that we must enter into the kingdom of God.
Acts 20:28
be therefore upon your guard to secure your selves, and the whole flock over which the holy spirit has made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he has purchased with his own blood.
Romans 15:14
As to myself, I am persuaded, my brethren, that you abound in goodness, and in variety of knowledge, and are able to instruct one another.
1 Corinthians 12:7
now to particular men the spirit gives particular gifts, that they may be displayed to greater advantage.
2 Corinthians 7:1
since then, we have these promises, my dear brethren, let us cleanse our selves from all impurity, whether of body or mind, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Philippians 1:25
which consideration persuades me that I shall abide, and even continue some time with you all, to improve your advancement in the faith, and to promote your joy:
Philippians 3:12
for I am not yet secure of the prize, I have not yet finish'd my course: but I press to obtain the reward, which Jesus Christ invited me to.
Colossians 1:28
he it is that we preach, exhorting, and instructing men in every part of divine knowledge, that they may all be perfectly acquainted with the doctrine of Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
wherefore comfort and edify one another, as you have hitherto done.
Hebrews 6:1
Therefore omitting for the present the principles of the christian doctrine, we shall proceed to something more sublime, without mentioning those fundamental articles of repentance from destructive vices, and of divine faith:
Hebrews 13:17
Confide in your guides, and be respectful: that they who are vigilant, as being accountable for your souls, may discharge themselves with cheerfulness, and not with anxiety, which would be to your prejudice.

The work

Acts 1:17
he was of our number, and shared in the functions of this ministry.
Acts 20:24
things that little affect me, nor is life so much my concern, as to finish my course, and the charge I receiv'd from the Lord Jesus, to attest the declaration of the divine favour.
Romans 12:7
if it be the ministry, let him attend on that ministry; and he that teacheth, on teaching; he that exhorteth,
1 Corinthians 4:1
Let men consider us, as the ministers of Christ, who dispense the divine mysteries.
2 Corinthians 3:8
shall not the ministration of the spirit be more glorious?
2 Corinthians 4:1
Therefore, having by the divine favour such a ministry, I exert myself:
2 Corinthians 5:18
Now this is all owing to God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath made us the ministers of this reconciliation;
2 Corinthians 6:3
as for us, we give no occasion of offence, that our ministry may not be blamed:
Colossians 4:17
that you read the epistle from Laodicea. give Archippus this instruction from me, take care to discharge the function, you
1 Timothy 1:12
I offer thanks to Jesus Christ our Lord, who qualified me for the ministry he has plac'd me in, for having appointed me to such a trust,
2 Timothy 4:5
be you then entirely upon the watch: be insensible to toil: perform the work of an evangelist, and discharge your ministerial function.

The edifying

Ephesians 4:16
from which the whole body fitly framed, and compacted by the entire adherence and contribution of every part performing its respective function, increases and improves itself by the mutual concern of the parts.
Romans 14:19
Let us therefore pursue those things which tend to peace, and mutual edification.
Romans 15:2
let every one of us consult the good of his neighbour to his edification.
1 Corinthians 14:4
he that speaks in an unknown tongue, edifies himself alone: but he that expounds, edifies the church.
2 Corinthians 12:19
do you think I have been making excuses for not coming? as I am a christian, in the presence of God, I have, my beloved, in every thing consulted your advantage.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
wherefore comfort and edify one another, as you have hitherto done.

The body

Ephesians 4:4
Being one body, acted by one spirit, since you all have but one expectation in view;
Ephesians 1:23
which is his body, a work compleatly finished in all its parts.
Colossians 1:24
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and am filling up the measure of those remaining afflictions, which in my turn I am to suffer in this life, in the cause of Christ, for the sake of his body, which is the church:

General references

John 10:5
a stranger they will not follow, but flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
1 Corinthians 12:7
now to particular men the spirit gives particular gifts, that they may be displayed to greater advantage.
1 Thessalonians 5:20
don't despise the prophetic gift.