The Church Universal
Most Relevant Verses
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.
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,
God has put everything under the Messiah's feet and has made him the head of everything for the good of the church,
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.
He is also the head of the body, which is the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he himself might have first place in everything.
Now I am rejoicing while suffering for you as I complete in my flesh whatever remains of the Messiah's sufferings on behalf of his body, which is the church.
Husbands, love your wives as the Messiah loved the church and gave himself for it,
Pay attention to yourselves and to the entire flock over which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers to be shepherds of God's church, which he acquired with his own blood.
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
God has appointed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then those who perform miracles, those who have gifts of healing, those who help others, administrators, and those who speak various kinds of languages.
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 case I am delayed, so that you may know how to behave in God's household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.
So the church throughout Judea, Galilee, and Samaria enjoyed peace. As it continued to be built up and to live in the fear of the Lord, it kept increasing in numbers through the encouragement of the Holy Spirit.
So Peter was kept in prison, but earnest prayer to God for him was being offered by the assembly.
You have homes in which to eat and drink, don't you? Or do you despise God's church and humiliate those who have nothing? What should I say to you? Should I praise you? I will not praise you for this!
- Universal (10 instances)
- Body Of Christ, The Church
- Christ, The Head Of The Church
- Church Authority, Of Jesus Christ
- Church Of God
- Church, Titles Of
- Communication In Marriage
- Going To Church
- Head As Chief
- Husband And Wife
- Love And Relationships
- Love Marriage
- Loving Your Wife
- Names And Titles For The Church
- Perfection, Human