Building Up The Church
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for the training of the saints in the work of ministry, to build up the body of Christ,
From Him the whole body, fitted and knit together by every supporting ligament, promotes the growth of the body for building up itself in love by the proper working of each individual part.
For if I boast some more about our authority, which the Lord gave for building you up and not for tearing you down, I am not ashamed.
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.
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.
So then, we must pursue what promotes peace and what builds up one another.
So also you—since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, seek to excel in building up the church.
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up as you are already doing.
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)
No foul language is to come from your mouth, but only what is good for building up someone in need, so that it gives grace to those who hear.
What then is the conclusion, brothers? Whenever you come together, each one has a psalm, a teaching, a revelation, another language, or an interpretation. All things must be done for edification.
“And now I commit you to God and to the message of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you an inheritance among all who are sanctified.
But the person who prophesies speaks to people for edification, encouragement, and consolation.
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.
rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, overflowing with gratitude.
- Being An Encourager
- Building Each Other Up
- Each Local Church
- Edification, Means Of
- Edification, Of Believers
- Encouraging One Another
- Encouraging Others
- Fellowship, Among Believers
- In Men's Presence
- Participation, In Christ
- Spiritual Gifts, Purpose Of
- Thanksgiving And Gratitude
- The church