Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.
Whereas one would hardly die for a just man, though perhaps for a good man one might dare even to die.
Greater love hath no one than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends:
because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding his own life, so that he might fill up what was wanting in your kind offices towards me.
1 John 3:16
In this we know his love, that He laid down his life for us: and we should be ready to lay down our lives for the brethren.
And he went through Syria and Cilicia confirming the churches.
And so the churches were established in the faith, and increased in number daily.
1 Corinthians 7:17
However, as God hath distributed to every man, and as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk: and thus I order in all the churches.
1 Corinthians 16:1
Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the churches of Galatia, so also do ye.
1 Thessalonians 2:14
For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God, which are in Judea, in Christ Jesus, in that ye also have suffered the same things from your own countrymen, as they have from the Jews:
John to the seven churches in Asia---Grace and peace be to you, from Him who is, and who was, and who is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;