Building Up The Church

Most Relevant Verses

2 Corinthians 13:10

This is why I am writing these things while absent, that when I am there I will not use severity, in keeping with the authority the Lord gave me for building up and not for tearing down.

1 Corinthians 3:10

According to God’s grace that was given to me, I have laid a foundation as a skilled master builder, and another builds on it. But each one must be careful how he builds on it.

2 Corinthians 12:19

You have thought all along that we were defending ourselves to you.[a] No, in the sight of God we are speaking in Christ, and everything, dear friends, is for building you up.(A)

1 Corinthians 8:1

About food offered to idols: We know that “we all have knowledge.” Knowledge inflates with pride, but love builds up.

1 Corinthians 14:4

The person who speaks in another language builds himself up, but he who prophesies builds up the church.

1 Corinthians 14:5

I wish all of you spoke in other languages, but even more that you prophesied. The person who prophesies is greater than the person who speaks in languages, unless he interprets so that the church may be built up.

1 Corinthians 14:17

For you may very well be giving thanks, but the other person is not being built up.

1 Corinthians 10:23

“Everything is permissible,” but not everything is helpful. “Everything is permissible,” but not everything builds up.

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