Building Up The Church
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to equip the saints, to do the work of ministry, and to build up the body of the Messiah
in whom the whole body is united and held together by every ligament with which it is supplied. As each individual part does its job, the body builds itself up in love.
So if I boast a little too much about our authority, which the Lord gave us to build you up and not to tear you down, I will not be ashamed of it.
For this reason I am writing this while I am away from you: When I come I do not want to be severe in using the authority the Lord gave me to build you up and not to tear you down.
As an expert builder using the grace that God gave me, I laid the foundation, and someone else is building on it. But each person must be careful how he builds on it.
Therefore, let's keep on pursuing those things that bring peace and that lead to building up one another.
In the same way, since you're so desirous of spiritual gifts, you must keep on desiring them for building up the church.
So then, encourage one another and build each other up, as you are doing.
Have you been thinking all along that we are trying to defend ourselves before you? We are speaking before God in the authority of the Messiah, and everything, dear friends, is meant to build you up.
Let no filthy talk be heard from your mouths, but only what is good for building up people and meeting the need of the moment. This way you will administer grace to those who hear you.
What, then, does this mean, brothers? When you gather, everyone has a psalm, teaching, revelation, foreign language, or interpretation. Everything must be done for upbuilding.
"I'm now entrusting you to God and to the message of his grace, which is able to build you up and secure for you an inheritance among all who are sanctified.
But the person who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding, encouragement, and comfort.
Now I wish that all of you could speak in foreign languages, but especially that you could prophesy. The person who prophesies is more important than the person who speaks in a foreign language, unless he interprets it so that the church may be built up.
For you have been rooted in him and are being built up and strengthened in the faith, just as you were taught, while you continue to be thankful.
- 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