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Ephesians 5:24

Indeed, just as the church is submissive to the Messiah, so wives must be submissive to their husbands in everything.

Acts 11:22

When the church in Jerusalem heard this news, they sent Barnabas all the way to Antioch.

Romans 16:5

Greet also the church in their house. Greet my dear friend Epaenetus, who was the first convert to the Messiah in Asia.

Acts 8:3

But Saul kept trying to destroy the church. Going into one house after another, he began dragging off men and women and throwing them in prison.

1 Corinthians 5:12

After all, is it my business to judge outsiders? You are to judge those who are in the community, aren't you?

1 Corinthians 16:19

The churches in Asia greet you. Aquila and Prisca and the church in their house greet you warmly in union with the Lord.

1 Corinthians 14:34

As in all the churches of the saints, the women must keep silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak out, but must place themselves in submission, as the oral law also says.

Ephesians 3:10

He did this so that now, through the church, the wisdom of God in all its variety might be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realm

Matthew 18:17

If, however, he ignores them, tell it to the congregation. If he also ignores the congregation, regard him as an unbeliever and a tax collector.

Revelation 2:1

"To the messenger of the church in Ephesus, write: "The one who holds the seven stars in his right hand, the one who walks among the seven gold lamp stands, says this:

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Church » Unity of

Ephesians 4:4-6

There is one body and one Spirit. Likewise, you were called to the one hope of your calling. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, through all, and in all.

1 Corinthians 10:17

Because there is one loaf, we who are many are one body, because all of us eat from the same loaf.

Church » Light » Love for

Church » Security of » General references to

Church » Its spiritual relationships » Known as brethren

Revelation 19:10

I bowed down at his feet to worship him, but he told me, "Don't do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers who rely on what Jesus is saying. Worship God, because what Jesus is saying is the spirit of prophecy!"

Matthew 23:8

"But you are not to be called "Rabbi,' because you have only one teacher, and all of you are brothers.

Matthew 25:40

The king will answer them, "I tell all of you with certainty, since you did it for one of the least important of these brothers of mine, you did it for me.'

Church » For other leaders » For the church

John 17:20

I ask not only on behalf of these men, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their message,

Church » Temple

Psalm 29:9

The voice of the LORD causes deer to give birth, and strips the forest bare. In his Temple all of them shout, "Glory!"

1 Samuel 3:3

The lamp of God had not yet been extinguished, and Samuel was lying down in the tent of the LORD where the Ark of God was.

Luke 18:10

"Two men went up to the Temple to pray. One was a Pharisee, and the other was a tax collector.

Church » Foundation of furnishes perfect security » General references to

Isaiah 28:16

therefore this is what the LORD God says: "Look! I am laying a foundation stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation: Whoever believes firmly will not act hastily.

Matthew 7:24

"Therefore, everyone who listens to these messages of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on a rock.

Church » For other leaders » Precious

Zechariah 9:16

The LORD their God will save them at that time as his very own flock of people, because they are his crown jewels, exalted throughout his land.

Deuteronomy 32:10

The LORD found him in a desert land, in a barren, eerie wilderness. He surrounded, cared for, and guarded him as the pupil of his eye.

Church » Body of Christ » Precious

Zechariah 9:16

The LORD their God will save them at that time as his very own flock of people, because they are his crown jewels, exalted throughout his land.

Deuteronomy 32:10

The LORD found him in a desert land, in a barren, eerie wilderness. He surrounded, cared for, and guarded him as the pupil of his eye.

Church » Love for

Psalm 137:1-6

There we sat down and cried by the rivers of Babylon as we remembered Zion. On the willows there we hung our harps, for it was there that our captors asked us for songs and our torturers demanded joy from us, "Sing us one of the songs about Zion!" read more.
How are we to sing the song of the LORD on foreign soil? If I forget you, Jerusalem, may my right hand cease to function. May my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth if I don't remember you, if I don't consider Jerusalem to be more important than my highest joy.

Psalm 102:14

Your servants take pleasure in its stones and delight in its debris.

Psalm 122:9

For the sake of the Temple of the LORD our God, I will seek your welfare. A Song of Ascents

Psalm 128:5-6

May the LORD bless you from Zion, and may you observe the prosperity of Jerusalem every day that you live! And may you see your children's children! Peace be on Israel! A Song of Ascents

Church » Holy

1 Chronicles 29:3

"In addition to everything that I have supplied for the Temple, it pleases me to provide my own treasure of gold and silver, so because of my love for the Temple of my God I hereby give to the Temple of my God the following:

Leviticus 8:10-11

After this, Moses took the anointing oil and anointed the tent, consecrating everything that was in it. He sprinkled some on the altar seven times, and then anointed the altar, all its vessels, the basin, and its base to consecrate them.

Numbers 7:1

The same day that Moses finished setting up, anointing, and consecrating the tent and its utensils, he also anointed and consecrated the altar and its utensils.

Exodus 40:9

You are to take the anointing oil and anoint the tent and all that is in it. You are to consecrate it and all its furnishings and it will be holy.

Church » Light » Reflected from believers

Isaiah 62:1

"And I won't remain silent, and for Jerusalem's sake I won't stay quiet, until her vindication shines out like brightness, and her salvation like a burning torch.

Judges 5:31

"May all of your enemies perish like this, LORD! But may those who love him be like the ascending sun in its strength!" Then the land enjoyed quiet for 40 years.

Church » Enemies of » General references to

Psalm 7:1

LORD, my God, I seek refuge in you. Deliver me from those who persecute me! Rescue me!

Psalm 119:157

Though my persecutors and adversaries are numerous, I do not turn aside from your decrees.

Psalm 119:161

Though nobles persecute me for no reason, my heart stands in awe of your words.

Church » For other leaders » Paul's care for

2 Corinthians 7:12

So, even though I wrote to you, it wasn't because of the man who did the wrong or because of the man who was hurt. Instead, I wrote to you so that your devotion to us might be made perfectly clear to you before God.

2 Corinthians 12:20

I am afraid that I may come and somehow find you not as I want to find you, and that you may find me not as you want to find me. Perhaps there will be quarreling, jealousy, anger, selfishness, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorderly conduct.

More verses: 1 Thessalonians 3:10

Church » Care of » Paul's care of

2 Corinthians 7:12

So, even though I wrote to you, it wasn't because of the man who did the wrong or because of the man who was hurt. Instead, I wrote to you so that your devotion to us might be made perfectly clear to you before God.

2 Corinthians 12:20

I am afraid that I may come and somehow find you not as I want to find you, and that you may find me not as you want to find me. Perhaps there will be quarreling, jealousy, anger, selfishness, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorderly conduct.

More verses: 1 Thessalonians 3:10

Church » Its spiritual relationships » Fellowship in

Luke 24:15

While they were discussing and analyzing what had happened, Jesus himself approached and began to walk with them,

Malachi 3:16

Then those who feared the LORD talked with each other. The LORD listened and took note, and a scroll of remembrance was written in his presence about those who fear the LORD and honor His name.

Church » For other leaders » Prayer for

Genesis 18:23-32

Abraham approached and asked, "Will you actually destroy the righteous along with the wicked? Perhaps there are 50 righteous ones within the city. Will you actually destroy it and not forgive the place for the sake of the 50 righteous that are found there? Far be it from you to do such a thing to kill the righteous along with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike! The Judge of all the earth will do what is right, won't he?" read more.
The LORD said, "If I find 50 righteous people within Sodom, I'll forgive the whole place for their sake." Abraham answered, "Look, even though I am only dust and ashes, I've ventured to speak to my LORD. What if there are five less than 50 righteous ones? Will you bring destruction upon the city because of those five?" The LORD said, "I won't destroy it if I find 45 there." Abraham continued to speak to him, asking, "What if 40 are found there?" The LORD replied, "I won't do it for the sake of those 40." Abraham then asked, "I hope my LORD will not be angry if I speak. What if 30 are found there?" The LORD answered, "I won't do it for the sake of those 30." "Look," Abraham said, "I've presumed to speak to my LORD" so what if 20 are found there?" "For the sake of those 20," the LORD responded, "I won't destroy it." Finally, Abraham inquired, "I hope my LORD will not be angry if I speak only once more. What if ten are found there?" He replied, "For the sake of those ten I won't destroy it."

Genesis 32:24-30

And so Jacob was left alone, and he struggled with a man until daybreak. When the man realized that he hadn't yet won the struggle, he injured the socket of Jacob's thigh, dislocating it as he wrestled with him, and said, "Let me go, because the dawn has come." "I won't let you go," Jacob replied, "unless you bless me." read more.
Then the man asked him, "What's your name?" "Jacob," he responded "Your name won't be Jacob anymore," the man replied, "but Israel, because you exerted yourself against both God and men, and you've emerged victorious." "Please," Jacob inquired, "Tell me your name." But he asked, "Why are you asking about my name?" And he blessed Jacob there. Jacob would later call that place Peniel, because "I saw God face to face, but my life was spared."

2 Samuel 7:18-29

Then King David went in to the presence of the LORD, sat down, and said: "Who am I, Lord GOD, and what is my family, that you have brought me to this? And this is still a small thing to you, Lord GOD you also have spoken about the future of your servant's house, and this is the charter for mankind, O Lord GOD! "What more can David say to you, and you surely know your servant, Lord GOD. read more.
For the sake of your word and consistent with your desire, you have done all of these great things, informing your servant. And therefore you are great, Lord GOD, there is no one like you, there is no God except for you, just as we've heard with our own ears. "And who is like your people, like Israel, the one nation on earth that God went out to redeem as a people for himself, to make a name for himself, and to carry out for them great and awe-inspiring accomplishments, driving out nations and their gods in front of your people, whom you redeemed to yourself from Egypt? You have prepared your people Israel to be your very own people for ever, and you, LORD, have become their God! "And now, LORD God, let what you have spoken concerning your servant and his household be done and let it be done just as you've promised. May your name be made great forever with the result that it is said that the LORD of the Heavenly Armies is God over Israel, and that the household of your servant David may be established before you. For you, LORD of the Heavenly Armies, the God of Israel, have revealed this to your servant, telling him, "I will build a dynasty for you,' so that your servant has found fortitude to pray this prayer to you. "Now therefore, Lord GOD, you are God, and your words are true, and you have spoken to your servant these good things. So may it please you to bless the household of your servant, so that it might remain forever in your presence, because you, Lord GOD, have spoken, and from your blessing may the household of your servant be blessed forever."

1 Kings 8:22-61

Then Solomon took his place in front of the LORD's altar in the presence of the entire congregation of Israel, spread out his hands toward heaven, and said: "LORD God of Israel, there is no one like you, God in heaven above or on the earth below, who watches over his covenant, showing gracious love to your servants who live their lives in your presence with all their hearts. It is you, LORD God, who have kept your promise to my father, your servant David, that you made to him. Indeed, you made a commitment to my father David and then personally fulfilled what you had promised today. read more.
"Now therefore, LORD God of Israel, keep your promise that you made to my father, your servant David, when you said, "You will not lack a man to sit on the throne of Israel, if only your descendants will watch their lives, to live in my presence just as you have lived in my presence.' "Now therefore, God of Israel, may your promise that you made to your servant David my father be fulfilled" and yet, will God truly reside on earth? Look! Neither the sky nor the highest heaven can contain you! How much less this Temple that I have built! Pay attention to the prayer of your servant and to his request, LORD my God, and listen to the cry and prayer that your servant is praying in your presence today. Let your eyes always look toward this Temple night and day, toward the location where you have said "My name will reside there.' Listen to the prayer that your servant prays in this direction. Listen to the requests from your servant and from your people Israel as they pray in this direction, listen from the place where you reside in heaven, then hear and forgive. "If a man should sin against his neighbor and he is required to take an oath, and he then comes to take an oath in front of your altar in this Temple, then listen in heaven, act, and judge your servants, condemning the wicked by bringing back to him the consequences of his choices and by justifying the righteous by recompensing him according to his righteousness. "If your people Israel are defeated in a battle with their enemy because they have sinned against you, when they return to you and confess to you, pray, and in this Temple they ask you to show grace to them, then hear in heaven, forgive the sin of your people Israel, and return them to the soil that you gave to their ancestors. "When heaven remains closed, and there is no rain because they have sinned against you, and they pray in the direction of this place, confessing your name and turning from their sin when you afflict them, then hear in heaven and forgive the sin of your servants and of your people Israel. Indeed, teach them the best way to live and send rain on your land that you have given to your people as an inheritance. "If a famine comes to the land, or if plant diseases, mildew, locust, or grasshoppers appear, or if their enemies attack them in their settlements of the land, no matter what the epidemic or illness is, whatever prayer or request is made, no matter whether it's made by a single man or by all of your people Israel, each praying out of his own hurting heart and anguish and stretching out his hands toward this Temple, then hear from heaven, the place where you reside, and forgive, repaying each person according to all of his ways, since you know their hearts for you alone know the hearts of all human beings so they will fear you every day and live on the surface of the land that you have given to our ancestors. "Now concerning the foreigner who is not from your people Israel, when he comes from a land far away for the sake of your name (for people will hear of your great name, your mighty acts, and your obvious power), when he comes and prays facing this Temple, then hear in heaven where you reside, and do whatever the foreigner asks of you, so that all the people of the earth may know your name, fear you as do your people Israel, and so they may know that this Temple that I have built is called by your name. "When your people go out to war against their enemies, no matter what way you send them, and they pray to the LORD in the direction of the city that you have chosen and in the direction of the Temple that I have built for your name, then hear their prayer and their request in heaven, and fight for their cause. "When they sin against you because there isn't a single human being who doesn't sin and you become angry with them and deliver them over to their enemy, who takes them away captive to the land that belongs to their enemy, whether near or far away, if they turn their hearts back to you in the land where they have been taken captive, repent, and pray to you even if they do so in the land of their captivity confessing, "We have sinned, we have committed abominations, and practiced wickedness,' if they return to you with all of their heart and with all of their soul in the land of their enemies who have taken them captive, as they pray to you in the direction of their land that you have given to their ancestors and to the city that you have chosen, and to the Temple that I have built for your name, then hear their prayer and requests in heaven, where you reside, and fight for their cause, forgiving your people who have sinned against you, along with their transgressions by which they have transgressed against you. "Show your compassion in the presence of those who have taken them captive, so they may show compassion on them, since they are your people and your heritage, which you brought out of Egypt, from an iron fire furnace. Do this so your eyes may remain open to the requests of your servant and to the requests of your people's prayers, to listen to them whenever they call out to you, because you have separated them to yourself as your heritage from all the people of the earth, as you spoke through your servant Moses when you brought our ancestors out of Egypt, Lord GOD. When Solomon had completed saying this entire prayer to the LORD, he got up from kneeling with his hands spread out toward heaven in the presence of the LORD's altar, stood up, and blessed all of the assembly of Israel in a loud voice. He said: "Blessed is the LORD, who has given security to his people Israel, just as he promised. Not one of his promises has failed to come about that he gave through his servant Moses. May the LORD our God be with us, just as he was with our ancestors. May he never leave us or abandon us, so that he may turn our hearts toward him, so that we may live life his way, keeping his commands, statutes, and ordinances that he gave to our ancestors. And may what I've had to say to the LORD remain with the LORD our God both day and night, so that he may defend the cause of his servant and the cause of his people Israel, as the need of the day may require it, so that, in turn, all the people of the earth may know that the LORD is God there is no one else. Now let your heart be completely devoted to the LORD our God, to live according to his statutes and to keep his commands, as we are doing today."

Luke 11:1-13

Once Jesus was praying in a certain place. After he had finished, one of his disciples told him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples." So he told them, "Whenever you pray you are to say, "Father, may your name be kept holy. May your kingdom come. Keep giving us every day our daily bread, read more.
and forgive us our sins, as we forgive everyone who sins against us. And never bring us into temptation.'" Then he told them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, "Friend, let me borrow three loaves of bread. A friend of mine on a trip has dropped in on me, and I don't have anything to serve him.' Suppose he answers from inside, "Stop bothering me! The door is already locked, and my children are here with us in the bedroom. I can't get up and give you anything!' I tell you, even though that man doesn't want to get up and give him anything because he is his friend, he will get up and give him whatever he needs because of his persistence. So I say to you: Keep asking, and it will be given you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened for you, because everyone who keeps asking will receive, and the person who keeps searching will find, and the person who keeps knocking will have the door opened. What father among you, if his son asks for bread, would give him a stone, or if he asks for a fish, would give him a snake instead of the fish? Or if he asks for an egg, would he give him a scorpion? So if you who are evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who keep asking him!"

More verses: Luke 18:1-8

Church » Progress of » Growth of Christ's kingdom prophesied

Psalm 72:16

May grain be abundant in the land all the way to the mountain tops; may its fruits flourish like the forests of Lebanon, and may the cities sprout like the grass of the earth.

Isaiah 55:5

"Look! You will call a nation that you do not know, and a nation that does not know you will run to you, because of the LORD your God, even the Holy One of Israel, for he has glorified you."

Isaiah 42:4

And he won't grow faint or be crushed until he establishes justice on the mainland, and the coastlands take ownership of his Law."

Isaiah 9:7

Of the growth of his government and peace there will be no end. He will rule over his kingdom, sitting on the throne of David, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from this time onward and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies will accomplish this.

Isaiah 54:3

For you will spread out to the right hand and to the left, and your descendants will possess the nations and will populate the deserted towns.

Church » Growth of accessions to » Growth of Christ's kingdom prophesied

Psalm 72:16

May grain be abundant in the land all the way to the mountain tops; may its fruits flourish like the forests of Lebanon, and may the cities sprout like the grass of the earth.

Isaiah 55:5

"Look! You will call a nation that you do not know, and a nation that does not know you will run to you, because of the LORD your God, even the Holy One of Israel, for he has glorified you."

Isaiah 42:4

And he won't grow faint or be crushed until he establishes justice on the mainland, and the coastlands take ownership of his Law."

Isaiah 9:7

Of the growth of his government and peace there will be no end. He will rule over his kingdom, sitting on the throne of David, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from this time onward and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies will accomplish this.

Isaiah 54:3

For you will spread out to the right hand and to the left, and your descendants will possess the nations and will populate the deserted towns.

Church » Corruption in

Matthew 26:14-16

Then one of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the high priests and inquired, "What are you willing to give me if I betray Jesus to you?" They offered him 30 pieces of silver, and from then on he began to look for an opportunity to betray Jesus.

Mark 14:10-11

Then Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve, went to the high priests to betray Jesus to them. After they had listened to him, they were delighted and promised to give him money. So he began to look for a good opportunity to betray him.

Luke 22:3-6

But Satan went into Judas called Iscariot, who belonged to the circle of the Twelve. So he went off and discussed with the high priests and the Temple police how he could betray Jesus to them. They were delighted, and agreed to give him money. read more.
Judas accepted their offer and began to look for a good opportunity to betray Jesus to them when no crowd was present.

Hosea 4:9

So it will be: like people, like priest. I will punish them for their lifestyles, rewarding them according to their behavior.

Micah 3:1-4

"He will say, "Listen, you leaders of Jacob, you officials of the house of Israel! You should know justice, should you not? you who despise good and love evil, who tear off the skin of my people, along with the flesh from their bones. You eat the flesh of my people, flaying their skin from them. You break their bones, chopping them in pieces like meat for a pot, like meat destined for a soup kettle.' read more.
"Then they will cry to the LORD, but he will not listen to them. In fact, he will hide his face from them at that time, because they were so wicked in what they were doing."

Church » Of the jews excommunication from » Excommunication as practised among the jews

Exodus 30:33

Anyone who mixes anything like it or who puts any of it on an unqualified person is to be cut off from his people.'"

John 9:34

They asked him, "You were born a sinner and you are trying to instruct us?" And they threw him out.

Exodus 12:15

You are to eat unleavened bread for seven days. On the first day be sure to remove all the leaven from your houses, because any person who eats anything leavened from the first day until the seventh will be cut off from Israel.

Leviticus 7:20

But the person who eats meat from the sacrifice that belongs to the LORD, while still affected by his uncleanness, is to be eliminated from contact with his people.

Leviticus 17:9

to the entrance to the Tent of Meeting, but fails to bring it to offer it to the LORD, that person is to be eliminated from contact with his people."

Church » Body of Christ » Called the body of Christ

More verses: Ephesians 1:23

Church » Garments of » White raiment, the heavenly garment

Matthew 17:12

But I tell you that Elijah has already come, yet people did not recognize him and treated him just as they pleased. In the same way, the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands."

Revelation 7:9

After these things, I looked, and there was a crowd so large that no one was able to count it! They were from every nation, tribe, people, and language. They were standing in front of the throne and the lamb and were wearing white robes, with palm branches in their hands.

More verses: Revelation 19:8

Church » Enemies of » Predicted concerning the church

Luke 21:12

"But before all these things take place, people will arrest you and persecute you. They will hand you over to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my name's sake.

More verses: John 16:2 2 Timothy 3:12

Church » Similitudes of the church compared to » Strife in

2 Corinthians 12:20

I am afraid that I may come and somehow find you not as I want to find you, and that you may find me not as you want to find me. Perhaps there will be quarreling, jealousy, anger, selfishness, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorderly conduct.

1 Corinthians 1:11

My brothers, some members of Chloe's family have made it clear to me that there are quarrels among you.

1 Corinthians 6:6

Instead, one brother goes to court against another brother, and before unbelieving judges, at that!

Church » For other leaders » Order

1 Corinthians 7:17

Nevertheless, everyone should live the life that the Lord gave him and to which God called him. This is my rule in all the churches.

1 Corinthians 11:34

If anyone is hungry, he should eat at home, so that when you gather it may not bring judgment on you. And when I come I will give instructions concerning the other matters.

1 Corinthians 14:23

Now if the whole church gathers in the same place and everyone is speaking in foreign languages, when uneducated people or unbelievers come in, they will say that you are out of your mind, won't they?

Church » Body of Christ » Government of

1 Corinthians 7:17

Nevertheless, everyone should live the life that the Lord gave him and to which God called him. This is my rule in all the churches.

1 Corinthians 11:34

If anyone is hungry, he should eat at home, so that when you gather it may not bring judgment on you. And when I come I will give instructions concerning the other matters.

Acts 15:6

So the apostles and the elders met to look into this claim.

More verses: 1 Timothy 5:1

Church » Garments of » The robe of righteousness, the saint's adorning

Job 29:14

I put on righteousness like clothing; my just decisions were like a robe and a turban.

Psalm 132:16

I will clothe its priests with salvation and its godly ones will shout for joy.

Isaiah 52:1

Awake, awake! Clothe yourself with strength, O Zion! Put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city, for the uncircumcised and the unclean won't enter you.

Zechariah 3:4

So the angel continued to tell those who were standing in his presence, "Remove his filthy clothes." And he told Joshua, "Look how I've removed your iniquity. Now I'm clothing you with fine garments."

More verses: Matthew 22:11 Luke 15:22

Church » Garments of » Government of

1 Corinthians 7:17

Nevertheless, everyone should live the life that the Lord gave him and to which God called him. This is my rule in all the churches.

1 Corinthians 11:34

If anyone is hungry, he should eat at home, so that when you gather it may not bring judgment on you. And when I come I will give instructions concerning the other matters.

Acts 15:6

So the apostles and the elders met to look into this claim.

More verses: 1 Timothy 5:1

Church » Compared to a flock » Scattered by persecution and false shepherds

John 10:12

The hired worker, who isn't the shepherd and doesn't own the sheep, sees the wolf coming, deserts the sheep, and runs away. So the wolf snatches them and scatters them,

Matthew 26:31

Then Jesus told them, "All of you will turn against me this very night, because it is written, "I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.'

Jeremiah 23:2

Therefore, this is what the LORD God of Israel says about the shepherds who are shepherding my people, "You have scattered my flock and driven them away. You haven't taken care of them, and now I'm about to take care of you because of your evil deeds," declares the LORD.

Ezekiel 34:12

Just as a shepherd looks after his flock during the day time while he is with them, so also I'm going to watch over my sheep, delivering them from every place where they've been scattered during the times of gloom and doom.

More verses: John 16:32 Acts 8:1

Church » Defended » Discipline of

1 Timothy 1:20

These include Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I handed over to Satan so that they may learn not to blaspheme.

2 Corinthians 10:1

Now I myself, Paul, plead with you with the gentleness and kindness of the Messiah I who am humble when I am face to face with you but forceful toward you when I am away!

1 Corinthians 5:5

turn this man over to Satan for the destruction of his body, so that his spirit may be saved on the Day of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 13:2

I have already warned those who sinned previously and all the rest. Although I am absent now, I am warning them as I did on my second visit: If I come back, I will not spare you,

Church » Accessions to » Bride of Christ

Isaiah 62:5

"For just as a young man marries a maiden, so your sons will marry you; and just as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so your God will rejoice over you.

Church » Tabernacle

Hebrews 9:2

For a tent was set up, and in the first part were the lamp stand, the table, and the bread of the Presence. This was called the Holy Place.

Exodus 26:1

"You are to make the tent with ten curtains of fine woven linen and with blue, purple, and scarlet material. You are to make them with cherubim skillfully worked into them.

Hebrews 9:11

But when the Messiah came as a high priest of the good things that have come, he went through the greater and more perfect tent that was not made by human hands and that is not a part of this creation.

Leviticus 26:11

I'll set up my tent in your midst and I won't loathe you.

Church » Head of, Christ the » General references to

Church » Sacraments of sacraments of, baptism » Significance of baptism

Romans 6:3

Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into union with the Messiah Jesus were baptized into his death?

Church » Holy temple

Psalm 65:4

How blessed is the one you choose, the one you cause to live in your courts. We will be satisfied with the goodness of your house, yes, even with the holiness of your Temple.

Jonah 2:7

"As my life was fading away, I remembered the LORD; and my prayer came to you in your holy Temple.

Ephesians 2:21

In union with him the whole building is joined together and rises into a holy sanctuary for the Lord.

Psalm 5:7

But I, because of the abundance of your gracious love, may come into your house. In awe of you, I will worship in your holy Temple.

Church » Zion

Jeremiah 31:6

For there will be a day when the watchmen will call out on the hills of Ephraim, "Arise, let's go up to Zion to the LORD our God.'"

Psalm 9:11

Sing praises to the LORD who dwells in Zion; declare his mighty deeds among the nations.

Psalm 48:11

Mount Zion will be glad; the towns of Judah will rejoice because of your judgments.

Psalm 74:2

Remember your community, whom you purchased long ago, the tribe whom you redeemed for your possession. Remember Mount Zion, where you live.

Church » Membership of officers in » Elders

More verses: Acts 15:2

Church » Sacraments of sacraments of, baptism » Baptism of believers, encouraged

Acts 10:48

So Peter ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus the Messiah. Then they asked him to stay there for several days.

More verses: Acts 22:16

Church » Called courts

Psalm 65:4

How blessed is the one you choose, the one you cause to live in your courts. We will be satisfied with the goodness of your house, yes, even with the holiness of your Temple.

Psalm 92:13

Planted in the LORD's Temple, they will flourish in the courtyard of our God.

Psalm 84:2

I desire and long for the Temple courts of the LORD. My heart and body sing for joy to the living God.

Psalm 84:10

for a day in your Temple courts is better than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather stand at the entrance of God's house than live in the tent of wickedness.

Psalm 96:8

Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name, bring an offering and enter his courts!

Church » Called church in the n. T. (K. J. V.), But congregation earlier in tyndale's translation

1 Corinthians 14:23

Now if the whole church gathers in the same place and everyone is speaking in foreign languages, when uneducated people or unbelievers come in, they will say that you are out of your mind, won't they?

Matthew 18:17

If, however, he ignores them, tell it to the congregation. If he also ignores the congregation, regard him as an unbeliever and a tax collector.

Church » Sacraments of sacraments of, baptism » Sacrament of the lord's supper

Matthew 26:26

While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread and blessed it. Then he broke it in pieces and handed it to the disciples, saying, "Take this and eat it. This is my body."

Mark 14:22

While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread and blessed it. Then he broke it in pieces and handed it to them, saying, "Take some. This is my body."

1 Corinthians 11:23

For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you how the Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took a loaf of bread,

Church » Duty of, to ministers

1 Thessalonians 5:12-13

Brothers, we ask you to show your appreciation for those who work among you, set an example for you in the Lord, and instruct you. Hold them in the highest regard, loving them because of their work. Live in peace with each other.

Church » Accessions to » Authority of

Matthew 16:19

I will give you the keys to the kingdom from heaven. Whatever you prohibit on earth will have been prohibited in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will have been permitted in heaven."

Matthew 18:18

"I tell all of you with certainty, whatever you prohibit on earth will have been prohibited in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will have been permitted in heaven.

Acts 16:4

As they went from town to town, they delivered the decisions reached by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem for them to obey.

Church » Defended » Divinely instituted

1 Thessalonians 1:1

From: Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy. To: The church of the Thessalonians in union with God the Father and the Lord Jesus, the Messiah. May grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus, the Messiah, be yours!

Church » Enemies of » Of Christ

Luke 23:11

Even Herod and his soldiers treated him with contempt and made fun of him. He put a magnificent robe on Jesus and sent him back to Pilate.

John 5:16

So the Jewish leaders began persecuting Jesus, because he kept doing such things on the Sabbath.

Luke 4:29

They got up, forced Jesus out of the city, and led him to the edge of the hill on which their city was built, intending to throw him off.

John 7:1

After this, Jesus traveled throughout Galilee, because he didn't want to travel in Judea, since the Jewish leaders there were trying to kill him.

John 8:37

"I know that you are Abraham's descendants. Yet you are trying to kill me because you've not received what I've told you.

More verses: John 10:39

Church » Body of Christ » Compared to a building

Ephesians 2:21

In union with him the whole building is joined together and rises into a holy sanctuary for the Lord.

Church » Accessions to » Attendance

Acts 13:14

They left Perga and arrived in Antioch in Pisidia. On the Sabbath day, they went into the synagogue and sat down.

Matthew 12:9

Moving on from there, Jesus went into their synagogue.

Mark 1:21

Then they went to Capernaum. As soon as it was the Sabbaths, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach.

Luke 4:16

Then Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had been raised. As was his custom, he went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day. When he stood up to read,

Church » Its spiritual relationships » Heirship with Christ entailed in

Romans 16:13

Greet Rufus, the one chosen by the Lord, and his mother, who has been a mother to me, too.

Church » Called the congregation in the o. T. (K. J. V. And others)

Leviticus 10:17

"Why didn't you eat the sin offering at the sacred place? It's most holy and he has given it to you so that you may bear the punishment for the iniquity of the entire congregation and make atonement for them in the LORD's presence.

Exodus 12:3

Tell the entire congregation of Israel, "On the tenth of this month they're each to take a lamb for themselves, according to their ancestors' households, one lamb for each household.

Exodus 12:6

It is to remain under your care until the fourteenth day of this month, and then the entire assembly of the congregation of Israel is to slaughter it at twilight.

Exodus 12:19

For seven days leaven is not to be found in your houses. Indeed, any person who eats anything leavened, is to be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether an alien or a native of the land.

Exodus 12:47

The whole congregation of Israel is to observe it.

Church » Compared to a flock » General references to

Acts 20:29

I know that when I'm gone, savage wolves will come among you and not spare the flock.

Zechariah 9:16

The LORD their God will save them at that time as his very own flock of people, because they are his crown jewels, exalted throughout his land.

Church » Flock, God's » General references to

Acts 20:29

I know that when I'm gone, savage wolves will come among you and not spare the flock.

Zechariah 9:16

The LORD their God will save them at that time as his very own flock of people, because they are his crown jewels, exalted throughout his land.

Church » Christian, divinely established

1 Thessalonians 1:1

From: Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy. To: The church of the Thessalonians in union with God the Father and the Lord Jesus, the Messiah. May grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus, the Messiah, be yours!

Matthew 16:15-18

He asked them, "But who do you say I am?" Simon Peter answered, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God!" Then Jesus told him, "How blessed you are, Simon son of Jonah, since flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, though my Father in heaven has. read more.
I tell you that you are Peter, and it is on this rock that I will build my congregation, and the powers of hell will not conquer it.

Ephesians 2:20-22

having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, the Messiah Jesus himself being the cornerstone. In union with him the whole building is joined together and rises into a holy sanctuary for the Lord. You, too, are being built in him, along with the others, into a place for God's Spirit to dwell.

2 Thessalonians 1:1

From: Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy. To: The church of the Thessalonians in union with God our Father and the Lord Jesus, the Messiah.

Church » Harmonious fellowship of

Church » Is edified by the word

1 Corinthians 14:4

The person who speaks in a foreign language builds himself up, but the person who prophesies builds up the church.

1 Corinthians 14:13

Therefore, the person who speaks in a foreign language should pray for the ability to interpret it.

Ephesians 4:15-16

Instead, by speaking the truth in love, we will grow up completely and become one with the head, that is, one with 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.

Church » Growth of accessions to » Under paul's preaching

Acts 14:1

In Iconium, Paul and Barnabas went into the Jewish synagogue and spoke in such a way that a great number of both Jews and Greeks believed.

Acts 17:4

Some of them were persuaded and began to be associated with Paul and Silas, especially a large crowd of devout Greeks and the wives of many prominent men.

Church » Accessions to » Under paul's preaching

Acts 14:1

In Iconium, Paul and Barnabas went into the Jewish synagogue and spoke in such a way that a great number of both Jews and Greeks believed.

Acts 17:4

Some of them were persuaded and began to be associated with Paul and Silas, especially a large crowd of devout Greeks and the wives of many prominent men.

Church » Dissensions in

2 Corinthians 12:20-21

I am afraid that I may come and somehow find you not as I want to find you, and that you may find me not as you want to find me. Perhaps there will be quarreling, jealousy, anger, selfishness, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorderly conduct. I am afraid that when I come my God may again humble me before you and that I may have to grieve over many who formerly lived in sin and have not repented of their impurity, sexual immorality, and promiscuity that they once practiced.

1 Corinthians 1:11-13

My brothers, some members of Chloe's family have made it clear to me that there are quarrels among you. This is what I mean: Each of you is saying, "I belong to Paul," or "I belong to Apollos," or "I belong to Cephas," or "I belong to the Messiah." Is the Messiah divided? Paul wasn't crucified for you, was he? You weren't baptized in Paul's name, were you?

1 Corinthians 3:3-4

That's because you are still worldly. As long as there is jealousy and quarreling among you, you are worldly and living by human standards, aren't you? For when one person says, "I follow Paul," and another person says, "I follow Apollos," you're following your own human nature, aren't you?

1 Corinthians 11:18-19

For in the first place, I hear that when you gather as a church there are divisions among you, and I partly believe it. Of course, there must be factions among you to show which of you are genuine!

Church » Militant

Song of Songs 6:10

Who is this who appears like the dawn, beautiful as the moon, bright as the sun, awesome as an army with banners?

Philemon 1:2

2to Apphia our sister, to Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in your house.

Philippians 2:25

Meanwhile, I thought it best to send Epaphroditus my brother, fellow worker, and fellow soldier, but your messenger and minister to my need back to you.

Church » Membership of officers in » Bishops or overseers

Church » Compared to a flock » Ministers as under-shepherds of

Jeremiah 23:4

I'll raise up shepherds over them, and they'll shepherd them. My flock will no longer be afraid or terrified, and none will be missing," declares the LORD.

Church » Membership of officers in » Deacons

Church » Triumphant

Revelation 3:12

I will make the one who conquers to become a pillar in the sanctuary of my God, and he will never go out of it again. I will write on him the name of my God, the name of the city of my God (the new Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God), and my own new name.

Revelation 21:3

I heard a loud voice from the throne say, "See, the tent of God is among humans! He will make his home with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them, and he will be their God.

Hebrews 12:22-23

Instead, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, to the heavenly Jerusalem, to tens of thousands of angels joyfully gathered together, to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, to a judge who is the God of all, to the spirits of righteous people who have been made perfect,

Revelation 21:10

He carried me away in the Spirit to a large, high mountain and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven.

Church » Thy kingdom

Luke 23:42

Then he went on to plead, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom!"

Psalm 145:11

They will speak about the glory of your kingdom, and they will talk about your might,

Psalm 145:13

Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your authority endures from one generation to another. God is faithful about everything he says and merciful in everything he does.

Church » His kingdom

Matthew 16:28

I tell all of you with certainty, some people standing here will not experience death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom."

Luke 1:33

He will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and his kingdom will never end."

Psalm 145:12

in order to make known your mighty acts to mankind as well as the majestic splendor of your kingdom.

Church » Christ's love for

Ephesians 5:25-32

Husbands, love your wives as the Messiah loved the church and gave himself for it, so that he might make it holy by cleansing it, washing it with water and the word, and might present the church to himself in all its glory, without a spot or wrinkle or anything of the kind, but holy and without fault. read more.
In the same way, husbands must love their wives as they love their own bodies. A man who loves his wife loves himself. For no one has ever hated his own body, but he nourishes and tenderly cares for it, as the Messiah does the church. For we are parts of his body of his flesh and of his bones. "That is why a man will leave his father and mother and be united with his wife, and the two will become one flesh." This is a great secret, but I am talking about the Messiah and the church.

John 10:8

All who came before me are thieves and bandits, but the sheep didn't listen to them.

John 10:11-12

"I'm the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired worker, who isn't the shepherd and doesn't own the sheep, sees the wolf coming, deserts the sheep, and runs away. So the wolf snatches them and scatters them,

Revelation 3:9

I will make those who belong to the synagogue of Satan those who claim to be Jews and aren't, but are lying come and bow down at your feet. Then they will realize that I have loved you.

Church » Design of

Ephesians 2:20-22

having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, the Messiah Jesus himself being the cornerstone. In union with him the whole building is joined together and rises into a holy sanctuary for the Lord. You, too, are being built in him, along with the others, into a place for God's Spirit to dwell.

Romans 3:2

There are all kinds of advantages! First of all, the Jews have been entrusted with the utterances of God.

Church » Loved by believers

Psalm 87:7

Then singers, as they play their instruments, will declare, "All my roots are in you." A song. A psalm by the descendants of Korah. According to . An instruction by Heman the Ezrahite.

Psalm 137:5

If I forget you, Jerusalem, may my right hand cease to function.

1 Corinthians 12:25

so that there might be no disharmony in the body, but that its parts should have the same concern for each other.

Church » God defends

Psalm 89:18

Indeed, our shield belongs to the LORD, and our king to the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 4:5

Then the LORD will create over the entire site of Mount Zion including over those who assemble there a cloud by day

Isaiah 49:25

But this is what the LORD says: "He will seize even the warriors' plunder, and the captives of tyrants will be rescued. I myself will quarrel with those who have a quarrel with you, and I myself will save your children.

Church » Kingdom of heaven

More verses: Matthew 5:19-20

Church » Extent of, predicted

Isaiah 2:2

"It will come about in the last days that the mountain that is the LORD's Temple will be established as the highest of mountains, and will be raised above the hills; all the nations will stream to it.

Ezekiel 17:2

"Son of Man, compose a riddle and relate a parable to Israel's house.

Daniel 2:34-35

"As you were watching, a rock was quarried but not with human hands and it struck the iron and clay feet of the statue, breaking them to pieces. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were broken in pieces together and became like chaff from a summer threshing floor that the breeze carries away without leaving a trace. Then the rock that struck the statue grew into a huge mountain and filled the entire earth.

Church » Kingdom of God

Matthew 19:24

Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to squeeze through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to get into the kingdom of God."

Church » Its spiritual relationships » Obedience secures the benefits of

Church » Unity in workers » Women, general references to

Acts 18:26

He began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him home and explained God's way to him more accurately.

Romans 16:3

Greet Prisca and Aquila, who work with me for the Messiah Jesus,

Church » Divisions in, to be shunned

Church » Growth of accessions to » Accessions in antioch

Church » Accessions to » Accessions in antioch

Church » Lamb's bride

Ephesians 5:22-32

Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of his wife as the Messiah is the head of the church. It is he who is the Savior of the body. Indeed, just as the church is submissive to the Messiah, so wives must be submissive to their husbands in everything. read more.
Husbands, love your wives as the Messiah loved the church and gave himself for it, so that he might make it holy by cleansing it, washing it with water and the word, and might present the church to himself in all its glory, without a spot or wrinkle or anything of the kind, but holy and without fault. In the same way, husbands must love their wives as they love their own bodies. A man who loves his wife loves himself. For no one has ever hated his own body, but he nourishes and tenderly cares for it, as the Messiah does the church. For we are parts of his body of his flesh and of his bones. "That is why a man will leave his father and mother and be united with his wife, and the two will become one flesh." This is a great secret, but I am talking about the Messiah and the church.

Church » God provides ministers for

Ephesians 4:11-12

And it is he who gifted some to be apostles, others to be prophets, others to be evangelists, and still others to be pastors and teachers, to equip the saints, to do the work of ministry, and to build up the body of the Messiah

Church » The wicked persecute

Acts 8:1-3

Now Saul heartily approved of putting Stephen to death. That day a severe persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and everyone except for the apostles was scattered throughout the countryside of Judea and Samaria. Devout men buried Stephen as they mourned loudly for him. But Saul kept trying to destroy the church. Going into one house after another, he began dragging off men and women and throwing them in prison.

1 Thessalonians 2:14-15

For you, brothers, became imitators of the churches of God in Judea that are in union with the Messiah Jesus. You suffered the same persecutions from the people of your own country as they did from those Jews who killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, who have persecuted us, and who please neither God nor any group of people,

Church » Body of Christ

Ephesians 1:22-23

God has put everything under the Messiah's feet and has made him the head of everything for the good of the church, which is his body, the fullness of the one who fills everything in every way.

Church » Believers continually added to, by the lord

Church » Similitudes of the church compared to » 2 a living body

Church » Growth of accessions to » Priests join the disciples

Acts 6:7

So the word of God continued to spread, and the number of disciples in Jerusalem continued to grow rapidly. Even a large number of priests became obedient to the faith.

Church » Accessions to » Priests join the disciples

Acts 6:7

So the word of God continued to spread, and the number of disciples in Jerusalem continued to grow rapidly. Even a large number of priests became obedient to the faith.

Church » House of God

Hebrews 10:21

and since we have a great high priest over the household of God,

Church » Vineyard

Jeremiah 12:10

Many shepherds will destroy my vineyard. They'll trample down my portion. They'll turn my pleasant portion into a desolate desert.

Matthew 21:41

They told him, "He will put those horrible men to a horrible death. Then he will lease the vineyard to other farmers who will give him his produce at harvest time."

Church » Similitudes of the church compared to » 7 a temple

Church » House of prayer

Isaiah 56:7

these I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will rise up to be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for everyone."

Matthew 21:13

He told them, "It is written, "My house is to be called a house of prayer,' but you are turning it into a hideout for bandits!"

Church » Heavenly jerusalem

Hebrews 12:22

Instead, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, to the heavenly Jerusalem, to tens of thousands of angels joyfully gathered together,

Church » Flock of God

Ezekiel 34:15

I will feed my sheep and give them rest,' declares the Lord GOD.

Church » Inheritance

Isaiah 19:25

The LORD of the Heavenly Armies has blessed them, saying, "Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel my inheritance."

Church » Is glorious

Church » Prayed for

Isaiah 62:6

"Upon your walls, Jerusalem, I have posted watchmen; all day and all night they won't remain silent. You who make mention of the LORD, take no rest,

Church » Similitudes of the church compared to » 1 a building

Church » Similitudes of the church compared to » Christ the corner-stone

Ephesians 2:19-20

That is why you are no longer strangers and foreigners but fellow citizens with the saints and members of God's household, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, the Messiah Jesus himself being the cornerstone.

Church » List of congregations of Christians » Asia

1 Corinthians 16:19

The churches in Asia greet you. Aquila and Prisca and the church in their house greet you warmly in union with the Lord.

Revelation 1:4

From John to the seven churches in Asia. May grace and peace be yours from the one who is, who was, and who is coming, from the seven spirits who are in front of his throne,

Church » Decrees of

Acts 16:4

As they went from town to town, they delivered the decisions reached by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem for them to obey.

Acts 15:28-29

For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to place on you any burden but these essential requirements: to keep away from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from anything strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you avoid these things, you will do well. Goodbye."

Church » List of congregations of Christians » Ephesus

Revelation 2:1

"To the messenger of the church in Ephesus, write: "The one who holds the seven stars in his right hand, the one who walks among the seven gold lamp stands, says this:

Church » God's heritage

Joel 3:2

I will gather all nations, bringing them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. I will set out my case against them there, on behalf of my people, my heritage Israel, whom they scattered among the nations, apportioning my land among themselves.

Church » Similitudes of the church compared to » Christ being the head

Church » Similitudes of the church compared to » 4 a bride

Church » Unity in workers » Others

Philippians 4:3

Yes, I also ask you, my true partner, to help these women. They have worked hard with me to advance the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the Book of Life.

Church » Lamb's wife

Revelation 21:9

Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came to me and said, "Come! I will show you the bride, the wife of the lamb."

Revelation 19:7-9

Let us rejoice, be glad, and give him glory, because the marriage of the lamb has come and his bride has made herself ready. She has been given the privilege of wearing fine linen, dazzling and pure." (The fine linen represents the righteous deeds of the saints.) Then the angel told me, "Write this: "How blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the lamb!'" He also told me, "These are the true words of God."

Church » Its spiritual relationships » Saints in heaven and earth united in

Church » Its spiritual relationships » All barriers broken down

Church » My father's house

John 2:16

Then he told those who were selling the doves, "Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father's house a marketplace!"

Church » Sister of Christ

Song of Songs 4:12

My sister, my bride, is a locked garden a locked rock garden, a sealed up spring.

Song of Songs 5:2

I was asleep, but my heart was awake. There's a sound! My beloved is knocking. "Open up for me, my sister, my darling, my dove, my perfect one. For my head is drenched with dew, my hair with the dampness of the night."

Church » Spouse of Christ

Song of Songs 4:12

My sister, my bride, is a locked garden a locked rock garden, a sealed up spring.

Song of Songs 5:1

I've come into my garden, my sister, my bride; I've gathered my myrrh with my spices. I've eaten my honeycomb with my honey. I've drunk my wine with my milk. Eat, friends! Drink and become drunk with love.

Church » Dove

Song of Songs 5:2

I was asleep, but my heart was awake. There's a sound! My beloved is knocking. "Open up for me, my sister, my darling, my dove, my perfect one. For my head is drenched with dew, my hair with the dampness of the night."

Song of Songs 2:14

My dove, in the hidden places of the rocks, in the secret places of the cliffs, show me your form, and let me hear your voice. For your voice is pleasant, and your shape is lovely.

Church » Similitudes of the church compared to » Christ the builder

Church » Unity in workers » Phebe

Romans 16:1-2

Now I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deaconess in the church at Cenchrea. Welcome her in the Lord as is appropriate for saints, and provide her with anything she may need from you, for she has assisted many people, including me.

Church » Privileges of

Psalm 36:8

They are refreshed from the abundance of your house; You cause them to drink from the river of your pleasures.

Psalm 87:5

Indeed, about Zion it will be said: "More than one person was born in it," and "The Most High himself did it."

Church » Similitudes of the church compared to » Christ being the high priest

Church » Similitudes of the church compared to » 5 a casket of jewels

Malachi 3:17

"They'll be mine," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, "in the day when I prepare my treasured possession. I'll spare them, just as a man spares his own son who serves him.

Church » Its spiritual relationships » Brotherhood of, recognized by Christ

Church » Holy hill

Church » Safe under his care

Psalm 46:1-2

God is our refuge and strength, a great help in times of distress. Therefore we will not be frightened when the earth roars, when the mountains shake in the depths of the seas,

Church » Temple of God

1 Corinthians 3:16-17

You know that you are God's sanctuary and that God's Spirit lives in you, don't you? If anyone destroys God's sanctuary, God will destroy him, for God's sanctuary is holy. And you are that sanctuary!

Church » Similitudes of the church compared to » Christ being the shepherd

Church » Similitudes of the church compared to » 3 a flock

Church » Similitudes of the church compared to » Christ being the bridegroom

Church » Similitudes of the church compared to » 6 branches of the vine

Church » Growth of accessions to » Steady growth of the church

Church » Growth of accessions to » On the day of pentecost

Church » Growth of accessions to » Daily additions

Church » Accessions to » Steady growth of the church

Church » Accessions to » On the day of pentecost

Church » Accessions to » Daily additions

Church » General assembly of the firstborn (people)

Church » Baptized (immersed) into by one spirit

Church » Worship of, to be attended

Church » Church of the firstborn

Church » Pleasant portion

Jeremiah 12:10

Many shepherds will destroy my vineyard. They'll trample down my portion. They'll turn my pleasant portion into a desolate desert.

Church » My kingdom

John 18:36

Jesus answered, "My kingdom does not belong to this world. If my kingdom belonged to this world, my servants would fight to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish leaders. But for now my kingdom is not from here."

Church » Sought out, a city not forsaken

Church » Branch of God's planting

Isaiah 60:21

Then your people will all be righteous; They'll possess the land forever. They are the shoot that the LORD planted, the works of his hands, so that I might be glorified.

Church » City of the living God