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Arrogance, In The Church

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may find you to be not what I wish and may be found by you to be not what you wish; that perhaps there will be strife, jealousy, angry tempers, disputes, slanders, gossip, arrogance, disturbances;

Being Earnest For The Church

2 Corinthians 11:28-29

Apart from such external things, there is the daily pressure on me of concern for all the churches.

Destruction Of The Church

Acts 8:3

But Saul began ravaging the church, entering house after house, and dragging off men and women, he would put them in prison.

Discipline Of The Church

1 Timothy 1:3

As I urged you upon my departure for Macedonia, remain on at Ephesus so that you may instruct certain men not to teach strange doctrines,

elders, in the church

Acts 15:4

When they arrived at Jerusalem, they were received by the church and the apostles and the elders, and they reported all that God had done with them.

Glory of the The church

Haggai 2:9

'The latter glory of this house will be greater than the former,' says the LORD of hosts, 'and in this place I will give peace,' declares the LORD of hosts."

Joined To The Church

Ephesians 2:21

in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord,

Joy, Of The Church

Luke 2:8-11

In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night.

Prophesying In The Church

Joel 2:28

"It will come about after this That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions.

Teaching In The Church

Acts 5:21

Upon hearing this, they entered into the temple about daybreak and began to teach Now when the high priest and his associates came, they called the Council together, even all the Senate of the sons of Israel, and sent orders to the prison house for them to be brought.

The Church As The Elect

Ephesians 1:4-13

just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him In love

The Church Scattered

Acts 8:1-3

Saul was in hearty agreement with putting him to death And on that day a great persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.

Wise Men In The Church

Matthew 23:34

"Therefore, behold, I am sending you prophets and wise men and scribes; some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city,

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1 Corinthians 5:12

For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church?

Romans 12:4

For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function,

1 Corinthians 3:17

If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are.

1 Corinthians 14:34

The women are to keep silent in the churches; for they are not permitted to speak, but are to subject themselves, just as the Law also says.

1 Corinthians 7:17

Only, as the Lord has assigned to each one, as God has called each, in this manner let him walk And so I direct in all the churches.

1 Timothy 3:5

(but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?),

Ephesians 5:32

This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church.

1 Corinthians 14:5

Now I wish that you all spoke in tongues, but even more that you would prophesy; and greater is one who prophesies than one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, so that the church may receive edifying.

Romans 16:16

Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you.

1 Corinthians 14:4

One who speaks in a tongue edifies himself; but one who prophesies edifies the church.

Acts 11:26

and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch And for an entire year they met with the church and taught considerable numbers; and the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.

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Armies » Illustrative of » The church

Song of Songs 6:10

'Who is this that grows like the dawn, As beautiful as the full moon, As pure as the sun, As awesome as an army with banners?'

Daniel 8:10-13

It grew up to the host of heaven and caused some of the host and some of the stars to fall to the earth, and it trampled them down. It even magnified itself to be equal with the Commander of the host; and it removed the regular sacrifice from Him, and the place of His sanctuary was thrown down. And on account of transgression the host will be given over to the horn along with the regular sacrifice; and it will fling truth to the ground and perform its will and prosper. read more.
Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to that particular one who was speaking, "How long will the vision about the regular sacrifice apply, while the transgression causes horror, so as to allow both the holy place and the host to be trampled?"

Song of Songs 6:4

"You are as beautiful as Tirzah, my darling, As lovely as Jerusalem, As awesome as an army with banners.

Candlestick » Illustrative of » The church

Revelation 1:20

"As for the mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.

Revelation 1:13

and in the middle of the lampstands I saw one like a son of man, clothed in a robe reaching to the feet, and girded across His chest with a golden sash.

The church » Unity of

1 Corinthians 10:17

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

The church » God defends

Psalm 89:18

For 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 whole area of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day, even smoke, and the brightness of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory will be a canopy.

Isaiah 49:25

Surely, thus says the LORD, "Even the captives of the mighty man will be taken away, And the prey of the tyrant will be rescued; For I will contend with the one who contends with you, And I will save your sons.

The church » Christ, the foundation-stone of

1 Peter 2:4-5

And coming to Him as to a living stone which has been rejected by men, but is choice and precious in the sight of God, you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

The church » Extent of, predicted

Isaiah 2:2

Now it will come about that In the last days The mountain of the house of the LORD Will be established as the chief of the mountains, And will be raised above the hills; And all the nations will stream to it.

Daniel 2:34-35

"You continued looking until a stone was cut out without hands, and it struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and crushed them. "Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were crushed all at the same time and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away so that not a trace of them was found But the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.

Ezekiel 17:22-24

Thus says the Lord GOD, "I will also take a sprig from the lofty top of the cedar and set it out; I will pluck from the topmost of its young twigs a tender one and I will plant it on a high and lofty mountain. "On the high mountain of Israel I will plant it, that it may bring forth boughs and bear fruit and become a stately cedar. And birds of every kind will nest under it; they will nest in the shade of its branches. "All the trees of the field will know that I am the LORD; I bring down the high tree, exalt the low tree, dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish. I am the LORD; I have spoken, and I will perform it."

The church » Purchased by the blood of Christ

The church » Is edified by the word

1 Corinthians 14:4

One who speaks in a tongue edifies himself; but one who prophesies edifies the church.

1 Corinthians 14:13

Therefore let one who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret.

The church » Sanctified and cleansed by Christ

Ephesians 5:26-27

so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.

The church » Loved by Christ

Song of Songs 7:10

"I am my beloved's, And his desire is for me.

The church » The wicked persecute

Acts 8:1-3

Saul was in hearty agreement with putting him to death And on that day a great persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. Some devout men buried Stephen, and made loud lamentation over him. But Saul began ravaging the church, entering house after house, and dragging off men and women, he would put them in prison.

1 Thessalonians 2:14-15

For you, brethren, became imitators of the churches of God in Christ Jesus that are in Judea, for you also endured the same sufferings at the hands of your own countrymen, even as they did from the Jews, who both killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove us out. They are not pleasing to God, but hostile to all men,

The church » Believers continually added to, by the lord

Acts 5:14

And all the more believers in the Lord, multitudes of men and women, were constantly added to their number,

Acts 2:27

BECAUSE YOU WILL NOT ABANDON MY SOUL TO HADES, NOR ALLOW YOUR HOLY ONE TO UNDERGO DECAY.

The church » God provides ministers for

Ephesians 4:11-12

And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;

The church » The body of Christ

The church » The object of the grace of God

Isaiah 27:3

"I, the LORD, am its keeper; I water it every moment So that no one will damage it, I guard it night and day.

2 Corinthians 8:1

Now, brethren, we wish to make known to you the grace of God which has been given in the churches of Macedonia,

The church » Christ, the head of

The church » Glorious

The church » Subject to Christ

Ephesians 5:24

But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything.

The church » Saints baptized into, by one spirit

The church » Not to be despised

1 Corinthians 11:22

What! Do you not have houses in which to eat and drink? Or do you despise the church of God and shame those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you? In this I will not praise you.

The church » Defiling of, will be punished

1 Corinthians 3:17

If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are.

The church » Clothed in righteousness

The church » Glory to be ascribed to God by

The church » Displays the wisdom of God

Ephesians 3:10

so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places.

The church » Belongs to God

1 Timothy 3:15

but in case I am delayed, I write so that you will know how one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth.

The church » Elect

1 Peter 5:13

She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you greetings, and so does my son, Mark.

The church » Shews forth the praises of God

Isaiah 60:6

"A multitude of camels will cover you, The young camels of Midian and Ephah; All those from Sheba will come; They will bring gold and frankincense, And will bear good news of the praises of the LORD.

The church » Ministers commanded to feed

Palm trees » Illustrative of » The church

Song of Songs 7:7-8

"Your stature is like a palm tree, And your breasts are like its clusters. "I said, 'I will climb the palm tree, I will take hold of its fruit stalks.' Oh, may your breasts be like clusters of the vine, And the fragrance of your breath like apples,

spiritual Peace » Promised to » The church

Isaiah 66:12

For thus says the LORD, "Behold, I extend peace to her like a river, And the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream; And you will be nursed, you will be carried on the hip and fondled on the knees.

Pillars » Illustrative of » The church

1 Timothy 3:15

but in case I am delayed, I write so that you will know how one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth.

Intercessory prayer » Should be offered up for » The church

Isaiah 62:6-7

On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen; All day and all night they will never keep silent You who remind the LORD, take no rest for yourselves; And give Him no rest until He establishes And makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

Protection » Is afforded to » The church

Zechariah 2:4-5

and said to him, "Run, speak to that young man, saying, 'Jerusalem will be inhabited without walls because of the multitude of men and cattle within it. 'For I,' declares the LORD, 'will be a wall of fire around her, and I will be the glory in her midst.'"

Psalm 48:3

God, in her palaces, Has made Himself known as a stronghold.

The roe » Illustrative of » The church

Song of Songs 4:5

"Your two breasts are like two fawns, Twins of a gazelle Which feed among the lilies.

Song of Songs 7:3

"Your two breasts are like two fawns, Twins of a gazelle.

Showbread » Illustrative of » The church

1 Corinthians 10:17

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

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