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63 Bible Verses about The church

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1 Corinthians 14:34

the women should be silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak, but should be submissive, as the law also says.

1 Corinthians 7:17

However, each one must live his life in the situation the Lord assigned when God called him. This is what I command in all the churches.

1 Corinthians 14:5

I wish all of you spoke in other languages, but even more that you prophesied. The person who prophesies is greater than the person who speaks in languages, unless he interprets so that the church may be built up.

Romans 16:16

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

1 Corinthians 14:4

The person who speaks in another language builds himself up, but he who prophesies builds up the church.

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Armies » Illustrative of » The church

Song of Songs 6:10

Y Who is this who shines like the dawn—
as beautiful as the moon,
bright as the sun,
awe-inspiring as an army with banners?

Daniel 8:10-13

It grew as high as the heavenly host, made some of the stars and some of the host fall to the earth, and trampled them. It made itself great, even up to the Prince of the host; it removed His daily sacrifice and overthrew the place of His sanctuary. Because of rebellion, a host, together with the daily sacrifice, will be given over. The horn will throw truth to the ground and will be successful in whatever it does. read more.
Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to the speaker, "How long will [the events of] this vision last-the daily sacrifice, the rebellion that makes desolate, and the giving over of the sanctuary and of the host to be trampled?"

Song of Songs 6:4

M You are as beautiful as Tirzah, my darling,
lovely as Jerusalem,
awe-inspiring as an army with banners.

Candlestick » Illustrative of » The church

Revelation 1:20

The secret of the seven stars you saw in My right hand and of the seven gold lampstands is this: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.

Revelation 1:13

and among the lampstands was One like the Son of Man, dressed in a long robe and with a gold sash wrapped around His chest.

The church » Unity of

The church » God defends

Psalm 89:18

Surely our shield belongs to the Lord,
our king to the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 4:5

Then the Lord will create a cloud of smoke by day and a glowing flame of fire by night over the entire site of Mount Zion and over its assemblies. For there will be a canopy over all the glory,

Isaiah 49:25

For this is what the Lord says:
“Even the captives of a mighty man will be taken,
and the prey of a tyrant will be delivered;
I will contend with the one who contends with you,
and I will save your children.

The church » Christ, the foundation-stone of

1 Peter 2:4-5

Coming to Him, a living stone-rejected by men but chosen and valuable to God- you yourselves, as living stones, are being built into a spiritual house for a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

The church » Extent of, predicted

Isaiah 2:2

In the last days
the mountain of the Lord’s house will be established
at the top of the mountains
and will be raised above the hills.
All nations will stream to it,

Daniel 2:34-35

As you were watching, a stone broke off without a hand touching it, struck the statue on its feet of iron and fired clay, and crushed them. Then the iron, the fired clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were shattered and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors. The wind carried them away, and not a trace of them could be found. But the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.

Ezekiel 17:22-24

This is what the Lord God says: I will take [a sprig] from the lofty top of the cedar and plant [it]. I will pluck a tender sprig from its topmost shoots, and I will plant [it] on a high towering mountain. I will plant it on Israel's high mountain so that it may bear branches, produce fruit, and become a majestic cedar. Birds of every kind will nest under it, taking shelter in the shade of its branches. Then all the trees of the field will know that I am the Lord. I bring down the tall tree, and make the low tree tall. I cause the green tree to wither and make the withered tree thrive. I, Yahweh, have spoken and I will do [it].

The church » Purchased by the blood of Christ

The church » Is edified by the word

1 Corinthians 14:4

The person who speaks in another language builds himself up, but he who prophesies builds up the church.

1 Corinthians 14:13

Therefore the person who speaks in another language should pray that he can interpret.

The church » Sanctified and cleansed by Christ

Ephesians 5:26-27

to make her holy, cleansing her in the washing of water by the word. He did this to present the church to Himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but holy and blameless.

The church » Loved by Christ

The church » The wicked persecute

Acts 8:1-3

Saul agreed with putting him to death. On that day a severe persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout the land of Judea and Samaria. But devout men buried Stephen and mourned deeply over him. Saul, however, was ravaging the church, and he would enter house after house, drag off men and women, and put them in prison.

1 Thessalonians 2:14-15

For you, brothers, became imitators of God's churches in Christ Jesus that are in Judea, since you have also suffered the same things from people of your own country, just as they did from the Jews. They killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and persecuted us; they displease God, and are hostile to everyone,

The church » Believers continually added to, by the lord

The church » God provides ministers for

Ephesians 4:11-12

And He personally gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, for the training of the saints in the work of ministry, to build up the body of Christ,

The church » The body of Christ

Ephesians 1:23

which is His body, the fullness of the One who fills all things in every way.

The church » The object of the grace of God

2 Corinthians 8:1

We want you to know, brothers, about the grace of God granted to the churches of Macedonia:

The church » Christ, the head of

The church » Glorious

The church » Subject to Christ

Ephesians 5:24

Now as the church submits to Christ, so wives are to submit to their husbands in everything.

The church » Saints baptized into, by one spirit

The church » Not to be despised

1 Corinthians 11:22

Don’t you have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you look down on the church of God and embarrass those who have nothing? What should I say to you? Should I praise you? I do not praise you for this!

The church » Defiling of, will be punished

The church » Clothed in righteousness

The church » Glory to be ascribed to God by

The church » Displays the wisdom of God

The church » Belongs to God

1 Timothy 3:15

But if I should be delayed, I have written so that you will know how people ought to act in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.

The church » Elect

The church » Shews forth the praises of God

Isaiah 60:6

Caravans of camels will cover your land
young camels of Midian and Ephah—
all of them will come from Sheba.
They will carry gold and frankincense
and proclaim 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; your breasts are clusters [of fruit]. I said, "I will climb the palm tree and take hold of its fruit." May your breasts be like clusters of grapes, and the fragrance of your breath like apricots.

spiritual Peace » Promised to » The church

Isaiah 66:12

For this is what the Lord says:I will make peace flow to her like a river,
and the wealth of nations like a flood;
you will nurse and be carried on her hip
and bounced on her lap.

Pillars » Illustrative of » The church

1 Timothy 3:15

But if I should be delayed, I have written so that you will know how people ought to act in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.

Intercessory prayer » Should be offered up for » The church

Isaiah 62:6-7

Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen on your walls; they will never be silent, day or night. You, who remind the Lord, no rest for you! Do not give Him rest until He establishes and makes her Jerusalem the praise of the earth.

Protection » Is afforded to » The church

Zechariah 2:4-5

He said to him, "Run and tell this young man: Jerusalem will be inhabited without walls because of the number of people and livestock in it." The declaration of the Lord: "I will be a wall of fire around it, and I will be the glory within it."

The roe » Illustrative of » The church

Song of Songs 4:5

Your breasts are like two fawns,
twins of a gazelle, that feed among the lilies.

Song of Songs 7:3

Your breasts are like two fawns,
twins of a gazelle.

Showbread » Illustrative of » The church

Topics on The church

Arrogance, In The Church

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I fear that perhaps when I come I will not find you to be what I want, and I may not be found by you to be what you want;[a] there may be quarreling,(A) jealousy,(B) outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions,(C) slander,(D) gossip, arrogance, and disorder.(E)

Being Earnest For The Church

2 Corinthians 11:28-29

Not to mention other things, there is the daily pressure on me: my care for all the churches.

Destruction Of The Church

Acts 8:3

Saul, however, was ravaging the church. He would enter house after house, drag off men and women, and put them in prison.

Discipline Of The Church

1 Timothy 1:3

As I urged you when I went to Macedonia, remain in Ephesus so that you may instruct certain people not to teach different doctrine

elders, in the church

Acts 15:4

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

Glory of the The church

Haggai 2:9

“The final glory of this house will be greater than the first,” says the Lord of Hosts. “I will provide peace in this place”—this is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts.

Joy, Of The Church

Luke 2:8-11

In the same region, shepherds were staying out in the fields and keeping watch at night over their flock.

Teaching In The Church

Acts 5:21

In obedience to this, they entered the temple complex at daybreak and began to teach.

The Apostles on Trial Again

When the high priest and those who were with him arrived, they convened the Sanhedrin—the full Senate of the sons of Israel—and sent orders to the jail to have them brought.

The Church As The Elect

Ephesians 1:4-13

For He chose us in Him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love

The Church Scattered

Acts 8:1-3

Saul agreed with putting him to death.On that day a severe persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout the land of Judea and Samaria.

Wise Men In The Church

Matthew 23:34

This is why I am sending you prophets, sages, and scribes. Some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will flog in your synagogues and hound from town to town.

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