20 Bible Verses about Building Up The Church
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to equip the saints for the work of ministry, that is, to build up the body of Christ,
From him the whole body grows, fitted and held together through every supporting ligament. As each one does its part, the body grows in love.
For if I boast somewhat more about our authority that the Lord gave us for building you up and not for tearing you down, I will not be ashamed of doing so.
Because of this I am writing these things while absent, so that when I arrive I may not have to deal harshly with you by using my authority -- the Lord gave it to me for building up, not for tearing down!
According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master-builder I laid a foundation, but someone else builds on it. And each one must be careful how he builds.
So then, let us pursue what makes for peace and for building up one another.
It is the same with you. Since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit, seek to abound in order to strengthen the church.
Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, just as you are in fact doing.
Let each of us please his neighbor for his good to build him up.
Have you been thinking all this time that we have been defending ourselves to you? We are speaking in Christ before God, and everything we do, dear friends, is to build you up.
You must let no unwholesome word come out of your mouth, but only what is beneficial for the building up of the one in need, that it may give grace to those who hear.
What should you do then, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each one has a song, has a lesson, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation. Let all these things be done for the strengthening of the church.
And now I entrust you to God and to the message of his grace. This message is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.
With regard to food sacrificed to idols, we know that "we all have knowledge." Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.
The one who speaks in a tongue builds himself up, but the one who prophesies builds up the church.
But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouragement, and consolation.
I wish you all spoke in tongues, but even more that you would prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets so that the church may be strengthened.
rooted and built up in him and firm in your faith just as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
For you are certainly giving thanks well, but the other person is not strengthened.
"Everything is lawful," but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is lawful," but not everything builds others up.
- 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