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Ephesians 5:24

But as the assembly is subject to Christ, so let the wives also be to their own husbands in everything.

Acts 11:22

The report concerning them came to the ears of the assembly which was in Jerusalem. They sent out Barnabas to go as far as Antioch,

Romans 16:5

Greet the assembly that is in their house. Greet Epaenetus, my beloved, who is the first fruits of Achaia to Christ.

Acts 8:3

But Saul ravaged the assembly, entering into every house, and dragged both men and women off to prison.

1 Corinthians 16:19

The assemblies of Asia greet you. Aquila and Priscilla greet you much in the Lord, together with the assembly that is in their house.

1 Corinthians 14:34

let your wives keep silent in the assemblies, for it has not been permitted for them to speak; but let them be in subjection, as the law also says.

Ephesians 3:10

to the intent that now through the assembly the manifold wisdom of God might be made known to the principalities and the powers in the heavenly places,

Matthew 18:17

If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the assembly. If he refuses to hear the assembly also, let him be to you as a Gentile or a tax collector.

Revelation 2:1

"To the angel of the assembly in Ephesus write: "He who holds the seven stars in his right hand, he who walks among the seven golden lampstands says these things:

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Church » Unity of

Ephesians 4:4-6

There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you also were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all, and through all, and in us all.

1 Corinthians 10:17

Because there is one loaf of bread, we, who are many, are one body; for we all partake of the one loaf of bread.

Church » Light » Love for

1 Thessalonians 2:8

Even so, affectionately longing for you, we were well pleased to impart to you, not the Good News of God only, but also our own souls, because you had become very dear to us.

Church » Security of » General references to

Church » Its spiritual relationships » Known as brethren

Revelation 19:10

I fell down before his feet to worship him. He said to me, "Look! Don't do it! I am a fellow bondservant with you and with your brothers who hold the testimony of Jesus. Worship God, for the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy."

Matthew 23:8

But don't you be called 'Rabbi,' for one is your teacher, the Christ, and all of you are brothers.

Church » For other leaders » For the church

John 17:20

Not for these only do I pray, but for those also who believe in me through their word,

Church » Temple

Psalm 29:9

Yahweh's voice makes the deer calve, and strips the forests bare. In his temple everything says, "Glory!"

1 Samuel 3:3

and the lamp of God hadn't yet gone out, and Samuel had laid down [to sleep], in the temple of Yahweh, where the ark of God was;

Luke 18:10

"Two men went up into the temple to pray; one was a Pharisee, and the other was a tax collector.

Church » Foundation of furnishes perfect security » General references to

1 Peter 2:6

Because it is contained in Scripture, "Behold, I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, chosen, and precious: He who believes in him will not be disappointed."

Matthew 7:24

"Everyone therefore who hears these words of mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man, who built his house on a rock.

Church » For other leaders » Precious

Zechariah 9:16

Yahweh their God will save them in that day as the flock of his people; for they are like the jewels of a crown, lifted on high over his land.

Deuteronomy 32:10

He found him in a desert land, in the waste howling wilderness. He surrounded him. He cared for him. He kept him as the apple of his eye.

Church » Body of Christ » Precious

Zechariah 9:16

Yahweh their God will save them in that day as the flock of his people; for they are like the jewels of a crown, lifted on high over his land.

Deuteronomy 32:10

He found him in a desert land, in the waste howling wilderness. He surrounded him. He cared for him. He kept him as the apple of his eye.

Church » Love for

Psalm 137:1-6

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down. Yes, we wept, when we remembered Zion. On the willows in its midst, we hung up our harps. For there, those who led us captive asked us for songs. Those who tormented us demanded songs of joy: "Sing us one of the songs of Zion!" read more.
How can we sing Yahweh's song in a foreign land? If I forget you, Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill. Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth if I don't remember you; if I don't prefer Jerusalem above my chief joy.

Psalm 102:14

For your servants take pleasure in her stones, and have pity on her dust.

Psalm 122:9

For the sake of the house of Yahweh our God, I will seek your good. A Song of Ascents.

Psalm 128:5-6

May Yahweh bless you out of Zion, and may you see the good of Jerusalem all the days of your life. Yes, may you see your children's children. Peace be upon Israel. A Song of Ascents.

Church » Holy

1 Chronicles 29:3

In addition, because I have set my affection on the house of my God, since I have a treasure of my own of gold and silver, I give it to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house,

Leviticus 8:10-11

Moses took the anointing oil, and anointed the tabernacle and all that was in it, and sanctified them. He sprinkled it on the altar seven times, and anointed the altar and all its vessels, and the basin and its base, to sanctify them.

Numbers 7:1

It happened on the day that Moses had finished setting up the tabernacle, and had anointed it and sanctified it, with all its furniture, and the altar with all its vessels, and had anointed and sanctified them;

Exodus 40:9

"You shall take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle, and all that is in it, and shall make it holy, and all its furniture: and it will be holy.

Church » Light » Reflected from believers

Isaiah 62:1

For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her righteousness go forth as brightness, and her salvation as a lamp that burns.

Judges 5:31

"So let all your enemies perish, Yahweh, but let those who love him be as the sun when it rises forth in its strength." Then the land had rest forty years.

Church » Enemies of » General references to

Psalm 7:1

Yahweh, my God, I take refuge in you. Save me from all those who pursue me, and deliver me,

Psalm 119:157

Many are my persecutors and my adversaries. I haven't swerved from your testimonies.

Psalm 119:161

Princes have persecuted me without a cause, but my heart stands in awe of your words.

Church » For other leaders » Paul's care for

2 Corinthians 7:12

So although I wrote to you, I wrote not for his cause that did the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered the wrong, but that your earnest care for us might be revealed in you in the sight of God.

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid that by any means, when I come, I might find you not the way I want to, and that I might be found by you as you don't desire; that by any means there would be strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, whisperings, proud thoughts, riots;

More verses: 1 Thessalonians 3:10

Church » Care of » Paul's care of

2 Corinthians 7:12

So although I wrote to you, I wrote not for his cause that did the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered the wrong, but that your earnest care for us might be revealed in you in the sight of God.

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid that by any means, when I come, I might find you not the way I want to, and that I might be found by you as you don't desire; that by any means there would be strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, whisperings, proud thoughts, riots;

More verses: 1 Thessalonians 3:10

Church » Its spiritual relationships » Fellowship in

Luke 24:15

It happened, while they talked and questioned together, that Jesus himself came near, and went with them.

Malachi 3:16

Then those who feared Yahweh spoke one with another; and Yahweh listened, and heard, and a book of memory was written before him, for those who feared Yahweh, and who honored his name.

Church » For other leaders » Prayer for

Genesis 18:23-32

Abraham drew near, and said, "Will you consume the righteous with the wicked? What if there are fifty righteous within the city? Will you consume and not spare the place for the fifty righteous who are in it? Be it far from you to do things like that, to kill the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be like the wicked. May that be far from you. Shouldn't the Judge of all the earth do right?" read more.
Yahweh said, "If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sake." Abraham answered, "See now, I have taken it on myself to speak to the Lord, who am but dust and ashes. What if there will lack five of the fifty righteous? Will you destroy all the city for lack of five?" He said, "I will not destroy it, if I find forty-five there." He spoke to him yet again, and said, "What if there are forty found there?" He said, "I will not do it for the forty's sake." He said, "Oh don't let the Lord be angry, and I will speak. What if there are thirty found there?" He said, "I will not do it, if I find thirty there." He said, "See now, I have taken it on myself to speak to the Lord. What if there are twenty found there?" He said, "I will not destroy it for the twenty's sake." He said, "Oh don't let the Lord be angry, and I will speak just once more. What if ten are found there?" He said, "I will not destroy it for the ten's sake."

Genesis 32:24-30

Jacob was left alone, and wrestled with a man there until the breaking of the day. When he saw that he didn't prevail against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh, and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was strained, as he wrestled. The man said, "Let me go, for the day breaks." Jacob said, "I won't let you go, unless you bless me." read more.
He said to him, "What is your name?" He said, "Jacob." He said, "Your name will no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have fought with God and with men, and have prevailed." Jacob asked him, "Please tell me your name." He said, "Why is it that you ask what my name is?" He blessed him there. Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for, he said, "I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved."

2 Samuel 7:18-29

Then David the king went in, and sat before Yahweh; and he said, "Who am I, Lord Yahweh, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far? This was yet a small thing in your eyes, Lord Yahweh; but you have spoken also of your servant's house for a great while to come; and this after the way of men, Lord Yahweh! What more can David say to you? For you know your servant, Lord Yahweh. read more.
For your word's sake, and according to your own heart, you have worked all this greatness, to make your servant know it. Therefore you are great, Yahweh God. For there is none like you, neither is there any God besides you, according to all that we have heard with our ears. What one nation in the earth is like your people, even like Israel, whom God went to redeem to himself for a people, and to make him a name, and to do great things for you, and awesome things for your land, before your people, whom you redeem to you out of Egypt, [from] the nations and their gods? You established for yourself your people Israel to be a people to you forever; and you, Yahweh, became their God. Now, Yahweh God, the word that you have spoken concerning your servant, and concerning his house, confirm it forever, and do as you have spoken. Let your name be magnified forever, saying, 'Yahweh of Armies is God over Israel; and the house of your servant David shall be established before you.' For you, Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, have revealed to your servant, saying, 'I will build you a house.' Therefore your servant has found in his heart to pray this prayer to you. "Now, O Lord Yahweh, you are God, and your words are truth, and you have promised this good thing to your servant. Now therefore let it please you to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever before you; for you, Lord Yahweh, have spoken it. Let the house of your servant be blessed forever with your blessing."

1 Kings 8:22-61

Solomon stood before the altar of Yahweh in the presence of all the assembly of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven; and he said, "Yahweh, the God of Israel, there is no God like you, in heaven above, or on earth beneath; who keep covenant and loving kindness with your servants, who walk before you with all their heart; who have kept with your servant David my father that which you promised him. Yes, you spoke with your mouth, and have fulfilled it with your hand, as it is this day. read more.
Now therefore, may Yahweh, the God of Israel, keep with your servant David my father that which you have promised him, saying, 'There shall not fail you a man in my sight to sit on the throne of Israel, if only your children take heed to their way, to walk before me as you have walked before me.' "Now therefore, God of Israel, please let your word be verified, which you spoke to your servant David my father. But will God in very deed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens can't contain you; how much less this house that I have built! Yet have respect for the prayer of your servant, and for his supplication, Yahweh my God, to listen to the cry and to the prayer which your servant prays before you this day; that your eyes may be open toward this house night and day, even toward the place of which you have said, 'My name shall be there;' to listen to the prayer which your servant shall pray toward this place. Listen to the supplication of your servant, and of your people Israel, when they shall pray toward this place. Yes, hear in heaven, your dwelling place; and when you hear, forgive. "If a man sins against his neighbor, and an oath is laid on him to cause him to swear, and he comes and swear before your altar in this house; then hear in heaven, and do, and judge your servants, condemning the wicked, to bring his way on his own head, and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness. "When your people Israel are struck down before the enemy, because they have sinned against you; if they turn again to you, and confess your name, and pray and make supplication to you in this house: then hear in heaven, and forgive the sin of your people Israel, and bring them again to the land which you gave to their fathers. "When the sky is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against you; if they pray toward this place, and confess your name, and turn from their sin, when you afflict them: then hear in heaven, and forgive the sin of your servants, and of your people Israel, when you teach them the good way in which they should walk; and send rain on your land, which you have given to your people for an inheritance. "If there is famine in the land, if there is pestilence, if there is blight, mildew, locust or caterpillar; if their enemy besieges them in the land of their cities; whatever plague, whatever sickness there is; whatever prayer and supplication is made by any man, or by all your people Israel, who shall each know the plague of his own heart, and spread forth his hands toward this house: then hear in heaven, your dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and render to every man according to all his ways, whose heart you know; (for you, even you only, know the hearts of all the children of men;) that they may fear you all the days that they live in the land which you gave to our fathers. "Moreover concerning the foreigner, who is not of your people Israel, when he shall come out of a far country for your name's sake (for they shall hear of your great name, and of your mighty hand, and of your outstretched arm); when he shall come and pray toward this house; hear in heaven, your dwelling place, and do according to all that the foreigner calls to you for; that all the peoples of the earth may know your name, to fear you, as do your people Israel, and that they may know that this house which I have built is called by your name. "If your people go out to battle against their enemy, by whatever way you shall send them, and they pray to Yahweh toward the city which you have chosen, and toward the house which I have built for your name; then hear in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause. If they sin against you (for there is no man who doesn't sin), and you are angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captive to the land of the enemy, far off or near; yet if they shall repent in the land where they are carried captive, and turn again, and make supplication to you in the land of those who carried them captive, saying, 'We have sinned, and have done perversely; we have dealt wickedly;' if they return to you with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their enemies, who carried them captive, and pray to you toward their land, which you gave to their fathers, the city which you have chosen, and the house which I have built for your name: then hear their prayer and their supplication in heaven, your dwelling place, and maintain their cause; and forgive your people who have sinned against you, and all their transgressions in which they have transgressed against you; and give them compassion before those who carried them captive, that they may have compassion on them (for they are your people, and your inheritance, which you brought forth out of Egypt, from the midst of the furnace of iron); that your eyes may be open to the supplication of your servant, and to the supplication of your people Israel, to listen to them whenever they cry to you. For you separated them from among all the peoples of the earth, to be your inheritance, as you spoke by Moses your servant, when you brought our fathers out of Egypt, Lord Yahweh." It was so, that when Solomon had made an end of praying all this prayer and supplication to Yahweh, he arose from before the altar of Yahweh, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread forth toward heaven. He stood, and blessed all the assembly of Israel with a loud voice, saying, "Blessed be Yahweh, who has given rest to his people Israel, according to all that he promised. There has not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by Moses his servant. May Yahweh our God be with us, as he was with our fathers. Let him not leave us, nor forsake us; that he may incline our hearts to him, to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and his ordinances, which he commanded our fathers. Let these my words, with which I have made supplication before Yahweh, be near to Yahweh our God day and night, that he may maintain the cause of his servant, and the cause of his people Israel, as every day shall require; that all the peoples of the earth may know that Yahweh, he is God. There is none else. "Let your heart therefore be perfect with Yahweh our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day."

Luke 11:1-13

It happened, that when he finished praying in a certain place, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, just as John also taught his disciples." He said to them, "When you pray, say, 'Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come. May your will be done on Earth, as it is in heaven. Give us day by day our daily bread. read more.
Forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. Bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.'" He said to them, "Which of you, if you go to a friend at midnight, and tell him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, for a friend of mine has come to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him,' and he from within will answer and say, 'Don't bother me. The door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed. I can't get up and give it to you'? I tell you, although he will not rise and give it to him because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence, he will get up and give him as many as he needs. "I tell you, keep asking, and it will be given you. Keep seeking, and you will find. Keep knocking, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives. He who seeks finds. To him who knocks it will be opened. "Which of you fathers, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, he won't give him a snake instead of a fish, will he? Or if he asks for an egg, he won't give him a scorpion, will he? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?"

More verses: Luke 18:1-8

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

Psalm 72:16

Abundance of grain shall be throughout the land. Its fruit sways like Lebanon. Let it flourish, thriving like the grass of the field.

Isaiah 55:5

Behold, you shall call a nation that you don't know; and a nation that didn't know you shall run to you, because of Yahweh your God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he has glorified you."

Isaiah 42:4

He will not fail nor be discouraged, until he has set justice in the earth, and the islands will wait for his law."

Isaiah 9:7

Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, on the throne of David, and on his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from that time on, even forever. The zeal of Yahweh of Armies will perform this.

Isaiah 54:3

For you shall spread out on the right hand and on the left; and your seed shall possess the nations, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.

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

Psalm 72:16

Abundance of grain shall be throughout the land. Its fruit sways like Lebanon. Let it flourish, thriving like the grass of the field.

Isaiah 55:5

Behold, you shall call a nation that you don't know; and a nation that didn't know you shall run to you, because of Yahweh your God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he has glorified you."

Isaiah 42:4

He will not fail nor be discouraged, until he has set justice in the earth, and the islands will wait for his law."

Isaiah 9:7

Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, on the throne of David, and on his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from that time on, even forever. The zeal of Yahweh of Armies will perform this.

Isaiah 54:3

For you shall spread out on the right hand and on the left; and your seed shall possess the nations, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.

Church » Corruption in

Matthew 26:14-16

Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests, and said, "What are you willing to give me, that I should deliver him to you?" They weighed out for him thirty pieces of silver. From that time he sought opportunity to betray him.

Mark 14:10-11

Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went away to the chief priests, that he might deliver him to them. They, when they heard it, were glad, and promised to give him money. He sought how he might conveniently deliver him.

Luke 22:3-6

Satan entered into Judas, who was surnamed Iscariot, who was numbered with the twelve. He went away, and talked with the chief priests and captains about how he might deliver him to them. They were glad, and agreed to give him money. read more.
He consented, and sought an opportunity to deliver him to them in the absence of the multitude.

Hosea 4:9

It will be, like people, like priest; and I will punish them for their ways, and will repay them for their deeds.

Micah 3:1-4

I said, "Please listen, you heads of Jacob, and rulers of the house of Israel: Isn't it for you to know justice? You who hate the good, and love the evil; who tear off their skin, and their flesh from off their bones; who also eat the flesh of my people, and flay their skin from off them, and break their bones, and chop them in pieces, as for the pot, and as flesh within the caldron. read more.
Then they will cry to Yahweh, but he will not answer them. Yes, he will hide his face from them at that time, because they made their deeds evil."

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

Exodus 30:33

Whoever compounds any like it, or whoever puts any of it on a stranger, he shall be cut off from his people.'"

John 9:34

They answered him, "You were altogether born in sins, and do you teach us?" They threw him out.

Exodus 12:15

"'Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread; even the first day you shall put away yeast out of your houses, for whoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.

Leviticus 7:20

but the soul who eats of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings, that belongs to Yahweh, having his uncleanness on him, that soul shall be cut off from his people.

Leviticus 17:9

and doesn't bring it to the door of the Tent of Meeting, to sacrifice it to Yahweh; that man shall be cut off from 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 come already, and they didn't recognize him, but did to him whatever they wanted to. Even so the Son of Man will also suffer by them."

Revelation 7:9

After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude, which no man could number, out of every nation and of all tribes, peoples, and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in 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, they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you, delivering you up to synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors for my name's sake.

John 15:20

Remember the word that I said to you: 'A servant is not greater than his lord.' If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will keep yours also.

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

Church » Similitudes of the church compared to » Strife in

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid that by any means, when I come, I might find you not the way I want to, and that I might be found by you as you don't desire; that by any means there would be strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, whisperings, proud thoughts, riots;

1 Corinthians 1:11

For it has been reported to me concerning you, my brothers, by those who are from Chloe's household, that there are contentions among you.

1 Corinthians 6:6

But brother goes to law with brother, and that before unbelievers!

Church » For other leaders » Order

1 Corinthians 7:17

Only, as the Lord has distributed to each man, as God has called each, so let him walk. So I command in all the assemblies.

1 Corinthians 11:34

But if anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, lest your coming together be for judgment. The rest I will set in order whenever I come.

1 Corinthians 14:23

If therefore the whole assembly is assembled together and all speak with other languages, and unlearned or unbelieving people come in, won't they say that you are crazy?

Church » Body of Christ » Government of

1 Corinthians 7:17

Only, as the Lord has distributed to each man, as God has called each, so let him walk. So I command in all the assemblies.

1 Corinthians 11:34

But if anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, lest your coming together be for judgment. The rest I will set in order whenever I come.

Acts 15:6

The apostles and the elders were gathered together to see about this matter.

More verses: 1 Timothy 5:1

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

Job 29:14

I put on righteousness, and it clothed me. My justice was as a robe and a diadem.

Psalm 132:16

Her priests I will also clothe with salvation. Her saints will shout aloud for joy.

Isaiah 52:1

Awake, awake, put on your strength, Zion; put on your beautiful garments, Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into you the uncircumcised and the unclean.

Zechariah 3:4

He answered and spoke to those who stood before him, saying, "Take the filthy garments off of him." To him he said, "Behold, I have caused your iniquity to pass from you, and I will clothe you with rich clothing."

More verses: Matthew 22:11 Luke 15:22

Church » Garments of » Government of

1 Corinthians 7:17

Only, as the Lord has distributed to each man, as God has called each, so let him walk. So I command in all the assemblies.

1 Corinthians 11:34

But if anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, lest your coming together be for judgment. The rest I will set in order whenever I come.

Acts 15:6

The apostles and the elders were gathered together to see about this matter.

More verses: 1 Timothy 5:1

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

John 10:12

He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who doesn't own the sheep, sees the wolf coming, leaves the sheep, and flees. The wolf snatches the sheep, and scatters them.

Matthew 26:31

Then Jesus said to them, "All of you will be made to stumble because of me tonight, for it is written, 'I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.'

Jeremiah 23:2

Therefore thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, against the shepherds who feed my people: You have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them; behold, I will visit on you the evil of your doings, says Yahweh.

Ezekiel 34:12

As a shepherd seeks out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered abroad, so will I seek out my sheep; and I will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.

More verses: John 16:32 Acts 8:1

Church » Defended » Discipline of

1 Timothy 1:20

of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I delivered to Satan, that they might be taught not to blaspheme.

1 Corinthians 5:5

are to deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

2 Corinthians 13:2

I have said beforehand, and I do say beforehand, as when I was present the second time, so now, being absent, I write to those who have sinned before now, and to all the rest, that, if I come again, I will not spare;

Church » Accessions to » Bride of Christ

Church » Tabernacle

Psalm 15:1

Yahweh, who shall dwell in your sanctuary? Who shall live on your holy hill?

Hebrews 9:2

For a tabernacle was prepared. In the first part were the lampstand, the table, and the show bread; which is called the Holy Place.

Exodus 26:1

"Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, with cherubim. The work of the skillful workman you shall make them.

Hebrews 9:11

But Christ having come as a high priest of the coming good things, through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation,

Leviticus 26:11

I will set my tent among you: and my soul won't abhor you.

Church » Head of, Christ the » General references to

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

Church » Holy temple

Psalm 65:4

Blessed is one whom you choose, and cause to come near, that he may live in your courts. We will be filled with the goodness of your house, your holy temple.

Jonah 2:7

"When my soul fainted within me, I remembered Yahweh. My prayer came in to you, into your holy temple.

Ephesians 2:21

in whom the whole building, fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord;

Psalm 5:7

But as for me, in the abundance of your loving kindness I will come into your house. I will bow toward your holy temple in reverence of you.

Church » Zion

Jeremiah 31:6

For there shall be a day, that the watchmen on the hills of Ephraim shall cry, Arise, and let us go up to Zion to Yahweh our God.

Psalm 9:11

Sing praises to Yahweh, who dwells in Zion, and declare among the people what he has done.

Psalm 48:11

Let Mount Zion be glad! Let the daughters of Judah rejoice, Because of your judgments.

Psalm 74:2

Remember your congregation, which you purchased of old, which you have redeemed to be the tribe of your inheritance; Mount Zion, in which you have lived.

Church » Membership of officers in » Elders

Acts 11:30

which they also did, sending it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

More verses: Acts 15:2

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

Acts 10:48

He commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay some days.

More verses: Acts 22:16

Church » Called courts

Psalm 65:4

Blessed is one whom you choose, and cause to come near, that he may live in your courts. We will be filled with the goodness of your house, your holy temple.

Psalm 92:13

They are planted in Yahweh's house. They will flourish in our God's courts.

Psalm 84:2

My soul longs, and even faints for the courts of Yahweh. My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

Psalm 84:10

For a day in your courts is better than a thousand. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.

Psalm 96:8

Ascribe to Yahweh the glory due to his name. Bring an offering, and come into his courts.

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

1 Corinthians 14:23

If therefore the whole assembly is assembled together and all speak with other languages, and unlearned or unbelieving people come in, won't they say that you are crazy?

Matthew 18:17

If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the assembly. If he refuses to hear the assembly also, let him be to you as a Gentile or a tax collector.

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

Mark 14:22

As they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had blessed, he broke it, and gave to them, and said, "Take, eat. This is my body."

1 Corinthians 11:23

For I received from the Lord that which also I delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night in which he was betrayed took bread.

Church » Duty of, to ministers

1 Thessalonians 5:12-13

But we beg you, brothers, to know those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you, and to respect and honor them in love for their work's sake. Be at peace among yourselves.

Church » Accessions to » Authority of

Matthew 16:19

I will give to you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will have been bound in heaven; and whatever you release on earth will have been released in heaven."

Matthew 18:18

Most certainly I tell you, whatever things you bind on earth will have been bound in heaven, and whatever things you release on earth will have been released in heaven.

Acts 16:4

As they went on their way through the cities, they delivered the decrees to them to keep which had been ordained by the apostles and elders who were at Jerusalem.

Church » Defended » Divinely instituted

1 Thessalonians 1:1

Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, to the assembly of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Church » Enemies of » Of Christ

Luke 23:11

Herod with his soldiers humiliated him and mocked him. Dressing him in luxurious clothing, they sent him back to Pilate.

John 5:16

For this cause the Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought to kill him, because he did these things on the Sabbath.

Luke 4:29

They rose up, threw him out of the city, and led him to the brow of the hill that their city was built on, that they might throw him off the cliff.

John 7:1

After these things, Jesus was walking in Galilee, for he wouldn't walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him.

John 8:37

I know that you are Abraham's seed, yet you seek to kill me, because my word finds no place in you.

More verses: John 10:39

Church » Body of Christ » Compared to a building

1 Corinthians 3:10

According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another builds on it. But let each man be careful how he builds on it.

Ephesians 2:21

in whom the whole building, fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord;

Church » Accessions to » Attendance

Acts 13:14

But they, passing on from Perga, came to Antioch of Pisidia. They went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and sat down.

Matthew 12:9

He departed there, and went into their synagogue.

Mark 1:21

They went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath day he entered into the synagogue and taught.

Luke 4:16

He came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. He entered, as was his custom, into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read.

Church » Its spiritual relationships » Heirship with Christ entailed in

Romans 9:26

"It will be that in the place where it was said to them, 'You are not my people,' There they will be called 'children of the living God.'"

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

Leviticus 10:17

"Why haven't you eaten the sin offering in the place of the sanctuary, since it is most holy, and he has given it you to bear the iniquity of the congregation, to make atonement for them before Yahweh?

Exodus 12:3

Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, 'On the tenth day of this month, they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to their fathers' houses, a lamb for a household;

Exodus 12:6

and you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month; and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at evening.

Exodus 12:19

Seven days shall there be no yeast found in your houses, for whoever eats that which is leavened, that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a foreigner, or one who is born in the land.

Exodus 12:47

All the congregation of Israel shall keep it.

Church » Compared to a flock » General references to

Acts 20:29

For I know that after my departure, vicious wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

Zechariah 9:16

Yahweh their God will save them in that day as the flock of his people; for they are like the jewels of a crown, lifted on high over his land.

Church » Flock, God's » General references to

Acts 20:29

For I know that after my departure, vicious wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

Zechariah 9:16

Yahweh their God will save them in that day as the flock of his people; for they are like the jewels of a crown, lifted on high over his land.

Church » Christian, divinely established

1 Thessalonians 1:1

Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, to the assembly of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Matthew 16:15-18

He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. read more.
I also tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my assembly, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it.

Ephesians 2:20-22

being built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief cornerstone; in whom the whole building, fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are built together for a habitation of God in the Spirit.

2 Thessalonians 1:1

Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, to the assembly of the Thessalonians in God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ:

Church » Harmonious fellowship of

Church » Is edified by the word

1 Corinthians 14:4

He who speaks in another language edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the assembly.

1 Corinthians 14:13

Therefore let him who speaks in another language pray that he may interpret.

Ephesians 4:15-16

but speaking truth in love, we may grow up in all things into him, who is the head, Christ; from whom all the body, being fitted and knit together through that which every joint supplies, according to the working in measure of each individual part, makes the body increase to the building up of itself in love.

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

Acts 14:1

It happened in Iconium that they entered together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spoke that a great multitude both of Jews and of Greeks believed.

Acts 17:4

Some of them were persuaded, and joined Paul and Silas, of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and not a few of the chief women.

Church » Accessions to » Under paul's preaching

Acts 14:1

It happened in Iconium that they entered together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spoke that a great multitude both of Jews and of Greeks believed.

Acts 17:4

Some of them were persuaded, and joined Paul and Silas, of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and not a few of the chief women.

Church » Dissensions in

2 Corinthians 12:20-21

For I am afraid that by any means, when I come, I might find you not the way I want to, and that I might be found by you as you don't desire; that by any means there would be strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, whisperings, proud thoughts, riots; that again when I come my God would humble me before you, and I would mourn for many of those who have sinned before now, and not repented of the uncleanness and sexual immorality and lustfulness which they committed.

1 Corinthians 1:11-13

For it has been reported to me concerning you, my brothers, by those who are from Chloe's household, that there are contentions among you. Now I mean this, that each one of you says, "I follow Paul," "I follow Apollos," "I follow Cephas," and, "I follow Christ." Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized into the name of Paul?

1 Corinthians 3:3-4

for you are still fleshly. For insofar as there is jealousy, strife, and factions among you, aren't you fleshly, and don't you walk in the ways of men? For when one says, "I follow Paul," and another, "I follow Apollos," aren't you fleshly?

1 Corinthians 11:18-19

For first of all, when you come together in the assembly, I hear that divisions exist among you, and I partly believe it. For there also must be factions among you, that those who are approved may be revealed among you.

Church » Militant

Song of Songs 6:10

Who is she who looks forth as the morning, beautiful as the moon, clear as the sun, and awesome as an army with banners?

Philemon 1:2

to the beloved Apphia, to Archippus, our fellow soldier, and to the assembly in your house:

Philippians 2:25

But I counted it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, fellow worker, fellow soldier, and your apostle and servant of my need;

Church » Membership of officers in » Bishops or overseers

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

Jeremiah 23:4

I will set up shepherds over them, who shall feed them; and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall any be lacking, says Yahweh.

Church » Membership of officers in » Deacons

Church » Triumphant

Revelation 3:12

He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God, and he will go out from there no more. I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God, and my own new name.

Revelation 21:3

I heard a loud voice out of heaven saying, "Behold, God's dwelling is with people, and he will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.

Hebrews 12:22-23

But you have come to Mount Zion, and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable multitudes of angels, to the general assembly and assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect,

Revelation 21:10

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

Church » Thy kingdom

Luke 23:42

He said to Jesus, "Lord, remember me when you come into your Kingdom."

Psalm 145:11

They will speak of the glory of your kingdom, and talk about your power;

Psalm 145:13

Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. Your dominion endures throughout all generations. Yahweh is faithful in all his words, and loving in all his deeds.

Church » His kingdom

Matthew 16:28

Most certainly I tell you, there are some standing here who will in no way taste of death, until they see the Son of Man coming in his Kingdom."

Luke 1:33

and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever. There will be no end to his Kingdom."

Psalm 145:12

to make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, the glory of the majesty of his kingdom.

Church » Christ's love for

Ephesians 5:25-32

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the assembly, and gave himself up for it; that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word, that he might present the assembly to himself gloriously, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. read more.
Even so husbands also ought to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself. For no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord also does the assembly; because we are members of his body, of his flesh and bones. "For this cause a man will leave his father and mother, and will be joined to his wife. The two will become one flesh." This mystery is great, but I speak concerning Christ and of the assembly.

John 10:8

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

John 10:11-12

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who doesn't own the sheep, sees the wolf coming, leaves the sheep, and flees. The wolf snatches the sheep, and scatters them.

Revelation 3:9

Behold, I give of the synagogue of Satan, of those who say they are Jews, and they are not, but lie. Behold, I will make them to come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.

Church » Design of

Ephesians 2:20-22

being built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief cornerstone; in whom the whole building, fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are built together for a habitation of God in the Spirit.

Romans 3:2

Much in every way! Because first of all, they were entrusted with the oracles of God.

Church » Loved by believers

Psalm 87:7

Those who sing as well as those who dance say, "All my springs are in you." A Song. A Psalm by the sons of Korah. For the Chief Musician. To the tune of "The Suffering of Affliction." A contemplation by Heman, the Ezrahite.

Psalm 137:5

If I forget you, Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill.

1 Corinthians 12:25

that there should be no division in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another.

Church » God defends

Psalm 89:18

For our shield belongs to Yahweh; our king to the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 4:5

Yahweh will create over the whole habitation of Mount Zion, and over her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory will be a canopy.

Isaiah 49:25

But thus says Yahweh, "Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered; for I will contend with him who contends with you, and I will save your children.

Church » Kingdom of heaven

More verses: Matthew 5:19-20

Church » Extent of, predicted

Isaiah 2:2

It shall happen in the latter days, that the mountain of Yahweh's house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be raised above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it.

Ezekiel 17:2

Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable to the house of Israel;

Daniel 2:34-35

You saw until a stone was cut out without hands, which struck the image on its feet that were of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken in pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, so that no place was found for them: and the stone that struck the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.

Church » Kingdom of God

Matthew 19:24

Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of God."

Matthew 21:31

Which of the two did the will of his father?" They said to him, "The first." Jesus said to them, "Most certainly I tell you that the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering into the Kingdom of God before you.

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 aside, and explained to him the way of God more accurately.

Romans 16:3

Greet Prisca and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ 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, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, and Christ also is the head of the assembly, being himself the savior of the body. But as the assembly is subject to Christ, so let the wives also be to their own husbands in everything. read more.
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the assembly, and gave himself up for it; that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word, that he might present the assembly to himself gloriously, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. Even so husbands also ought to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself. For no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord also does the assembly; because we are members of his body, of his flesh and bones. "For this cause a man will leave his father and mother, and will be joined to his wife. The two will become one flesh." This mystery is great, but I speak concerning Christ and of the assembly.

Church » God provides ministers for

Ephesians 4:11-12

He gave some to be apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, shepherds and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, to the work of serving, to the building up of the body of Christ;

Church » The wicked persecute

Acts 8:1-3

Saul was consenting to his death. A great persecution arose against the assembly which was in Jerusalem in that day. They were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except for the apostles. Devout men buried Stephen, and lamented greatly over him. But Saul ravaged the assembly, entering into every house, and dragged both men and women off to prison.

1 Thessalonians 2:14-15

For you, brothers, became imitators of the assemblies of God which are in Judea in Christ Jesus; for you also suffered the same things from your own countrymen, even as they did from the Jews; who killed both the Lord Jesus and their own prophets, and drove us out, and didn't please God, and are contrary to all men;

Church » Body of Christ

Ephesians 1:22-23

He put all things in subjection under his feet, and gave him to be head over all things for the assembly, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

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

The word of God increased and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem exceedingly. A great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.

Church » Accessions to » Priests join the disciples

Acts 6:7

The word of God increased and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem exceedingly. A great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.

Church » House of God

Hebrews 10:21

and having a great priest over the house of God,

Church » Vineyard

Jeremiah 12:10

Many shepherds have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.

Matthew 21:41

They told him, "He will miserably destroy those miserable men, and will lease out the vineyard to other farmers, who will give him the fruit in its season."

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

Church » House of prayer

Isaiah 56:7

even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted on my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples."

Matthew 21:13

He said to them, "It is written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer,' but you have made it a den of robbers!"

Church » Heavenly jerusalem

Church » Flock of God

Ezekiel 34:15

I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I will cause them to lie down, says the Lord Yahweh.

Church » Inheritance

Isaiah 19:25

because Yahweh of 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

I have set watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they shall never hold their peace day nor night: you who call on Yahweh, 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

So then you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God, being built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief cornerstone;

Church » List of congregations of Christians » Asia

1 Corinthians 16:19

The assemblies of Asia greet you. Aquila and Priscilla greet you much in the Lord, together with the assembly that is in their house.

Revelation 1:4

John, to the seven assemblies that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace, from God, who is and who was and who is to come; and from the seven Spirits who are before his throne;

Church » Decrees of

Acts 16:4

As they went on their way through the cities, they delivered the decrees to them to keep which had been ordained by the apostles and elders who were at Jerusalem.

Acts 15:28-29

For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay no greater burden on you than these necessary things: that you abstain from things sacrificed to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality, from which if you keep yourselves, it will be well with you. Farewell."

Church » List of congregations of Christians » Ephesus

Revelation 2:1

"To the angel of the assembly in Ephesus write: "He who holds the seven stars in his right hand, he who walks among the seven golden lampstands says these things:

Church » God's heritage

Joel 3:2

I will gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will execute judgment on them there for my people, and for my heritage, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations. They have divided my land,

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 beg you also, true yokefellow, help these women, for they labored with me in the Good News, with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.

Church » Lamb's wife

Revelation 21:9

One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls, who were loaded with the seven last plagues came, and he spoke with me, saying, "Come here. I will show you the wife, the Lamb's bride."

Revelation 19:7-9

Let us rejoice and be exceedingly glad, and let us give the glory to him. For the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his wife has made herself ready." It was given to her that she would array herself in bright, pure, fine linen: for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. He said to me, "Write, 'Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.'" He said to me, "These are 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

To those who sold the doves, he said, "Take these things out of here! Don't make my Father's house a marketplace!"

Church » Sister of Christ

Song of Songs 4:12

A locked up garden is my sister, my bride; a locked up spring, a sealed fountain.

Song of Songs 5:2

I was asleep, but my heart was awake. It is the voice of my beloved who knocks: "Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled; for my head is filled with dew, and my hair with the dampness of the night."

Church » Spouse of Christ

Song of Songs 4:12

A locked up garden is my sister, my bride; a locked up spring, a sealed fountain.

Song of Songs 5:1

I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride. I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk. Friends Eat, friends! Drink, yes, drink abundantly, beloved. Beloved

Church » Dove

Song of Songs 5:2

I was asleep, but my heart was awake. It is the voice of my beloved who knocks: "Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled; for my head is filled with dew, and my hair with the dampness of the night."

Song of Songs 2:14

My dove in the clefts of the rock, In the hiding places of the mountainside, Let me see your face. Let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.

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

Church » Unity in workers » Phebe

Romans 16:1-2

I commend to you Phoebe, our sister, who is a servant of the assembly that is at Cenchreae, that you receive her in the Lord, in a way worthy of the saints, and that you assist her in whatever matter she may need from you, for she herself also has been a helper of many, and of my own self.

Church » Privileges of

Psalm 36:8

They shall be abundantly satisfied with the abundance of your house. You will make them drink of the river of your pleasures.

Psalm 87:5

Yes, of Zion it will be said, "This one and that one was born in her;" the Most High himself will establish her.

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 shall be mine," says Yahweh of Armies, "my own possession in the day that I make, and I will spare them, as a man spares his own son who serves him.

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

Church » Holy hill

Psalm 15:1

Yahweh, who shall dwell in your sanctuary? Who shall live on your holy hill?

Church » Safe under his care

Psalm 46:1-2

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we won't be afraid, though the earth changes, though the mountains are shaken into the heart of the seas;

Church » Temple of God

1 Corinthians 3:16-17

Don't you know that you are a temple of God, and that God's Spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him; for God's temple is holy, which you are.

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 have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.

Church » My kingdom

John 18:36

Jesus answered, "My Kingdom is not of this world. If my Kingdom were of this world, then my servants would fight, that I wouldn't be delivered to the Jews. But now my Kingdom is not from here."

Church » Sought out, a city not forsaken

Church » Branch of God's planting

Isaiah 60:21

Your people also shall be all righteous; they shall inherit the land forever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.

Church » City of the living God

Church » Not to be despised