Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Bible References

Perfecting

Luke 22:32
but I prayed for you, that your faith wouldn't fail. You, when once you have turned again, establish your brothers."
John 21:15
So when they had eaten their breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love me more than these?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I have affection for you." He said to him, "Feed my lambs."
Acts 9:31
So the assemblies throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace, and were built up. They were multiplied, walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 11:23
who, when he had come, and had seen the grace of God, was glad. He exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they should remain near to the Lord.
Acts 14:22
confirming the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that through many afflictions we must enter into the Kingdom of God.
Acts 20:28
Take heed, therefore, to yourselves, and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the assembly of the Lord and God which he purchased with his own blood.
Romans 15:14
I myself am also persuaded about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish others.
1 Corinthians 12:7
But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the profit of all.
2 Corinthians 7:1
Having therefore these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Philippians 1:25
Having this confidence, I know that I will remain, yes, and remain with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith,
Philippians 3:12
Not that I have already obtained, or am already made perfect; but I press on, if it is so that I may take hold of that for which also I was taken hold of by Christ Jesus.
Colossians 1:28
whom we proclaim, admonishing every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus;
1 Thessalonians 5:11
Therefore exhort one another, and build each other up, even as you also do.
Hebrews 6:1
Therefore leaving the teaching of the first principles of Christ, let us press on to perfection -- not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works, of faith toward God,
Hebrews 13:17
Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they watch on behalf of your souls, as those who will give account, that they may do this with joy, and not with groaning, for that would be unprofitable for you.

The work

Acts 1:17
For he was numbered with us, and received his portion in this ministry.
Acts 20:24
But these things don't count; nor do I hold my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to fully testify to the Good News of the grace of God.
Romans 12:7
or service, let us give ourselves to service; or he who teaches, to his teaching;
1 Corinthians 4:1
So let a man think of us as Christ's servants, and stewards of God's mysteries.
2 Corinthians 3:8
won't service of the Spirit be with much more glory?
2 Corinthians 4:1
Therefore seeing we have this ministry, even as we obtained mercy, we don't faint.
2 Corinthians 5:18
But all things are of God, who reconciled us to himself through Jesus Christ, and gave to us the ministry of reconciliation;
2 Corinthians 6:3
We give no occasion of stumbling in anything, that our service may not be blamed,
Colossians 4:17
Tell Archippus, "Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you fulfill it."
1 Timothy 1:12
And I thank him who enabled me, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he counted me faithful, appointing me to service;
2 Timothy 4:5
But you be sober in all things, suffer hardship, do the work of an evangelist, and fulfill your ministry.

The edifying

Ephesians 4:16
from whom all the body, being fitted and knit together through that which every joint supplies, according to the working in measure of each individual part, makes the body increase to the building up of itself in love.
Romans 14:19
So then, let us follow after things which make for peace, and things by which we may build one another up.
Romans 15:2
Let each one of us please his neighbor for that which is good, to be building him up.
1 Corinthians 14:4
He who speaks in another language edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the assembly.
2 Corinthians 12:19
Again, do you think that we are excusing ourselves to you? In the sight of God we speak in Christ. But all things, beloved, are for your edifying.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
Therefore exhort one another, and build each other up, even as you also do.

The body

Ephesians 4:4
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you also were called in one hope of your calling;
Ephesians 1:23
which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
Colossians 1:24
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and fill up on my part that which is lacking of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the assembly;

General references

John 10:5
They will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him; for they don't know the voice of strangers."
1 Corinthians 12:7
But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the profit of all.
1 Thessalonians 5:20
Don't despise prophesies.