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Arrogance, In The Church

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.

Being Earnest For The Church

2 Corinthians 11:28-29

Besides everything else, I have a daily burden because of my anxiety about all the churches.

Destruction Of The Church

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.

Discipline Of The Church

1 Timothy 1:3

When I was on my way to Macedonia, I urged you to stay in Ephesus so that you could instruct certain people to stop teaching false doctrine

elders, in the church

Acts 15:4

When they arrived in Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church, the apostles, and the elders, and they reported everything that God had done through them.

Glory of the The church

Haggai 2:9

"The glory of this present house will be greater than was the former," declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies. "And in this place I will grant peace," declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies."

Joined To The Church

Ephesians 2:21

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

Joy, Of The Church

Luke 2:8-11

In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, watching their flock during the night.

Prophesying In The Church

Joel 2:28

"Then it will come about at a later time that I will pour out my Spirit on every person. Your sons and your daughters will prophesy. Your elderly people will dream dreams, and your young people will see visions.

Teaching In The Church

Acts 5:21

After the apostles heard this, they went into the Temple at daybreak and began to teach. The high priest and those who were with him arrived, called the Council and all the elders of Israel together, and sent word to the prison to have the men brought in.

The Church As The Elect

Ephesians 1:4-13

just as he chose us in the Messiah before the creation of the universe to be holy and blameless in his presence. In love

The Church Scattered

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.

Wise Men In The Church

Matthew 23:34

"That is why I am sending you prophets, wise men, and scribes. Some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will whip in your synagogues and persecute from town to town.

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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 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.

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 14:5

Now I wish that all of you could speak in foreign languages, but especially that you could prophesy. The person who prophesies is more important than the person who speaks in a foreign language, unless he interprets it so that the church may be built up.

Romans 16:16

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

1 Corinthians 14:4

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

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Armies » Illustrative of » The church

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?

Daniel 8:10-13

Then it moved against the Heavenly Army. It persuaded some of the Heavenly Army to fall to the earth, along with some of the stars, and it trampled them. Then it set itself in arrogant opposition to the Prince of the Heavenly Army, from whom the regular burnt offering was taken away, in order to overthrow his sanctuary. Because of the transgression, the Heavenly Army will be given over, along with the regular burnt offering, and in that rebellion truth will be cast to the ground, while he continues to prosper and to act." read more.
"Then I heard one holy person speaking, and another holy person addressed the one who was speaking: "In the vision about the regular burnt offering, how much time elapses while the desecration terrifies and both the Holy Place and the Heavenly Army are trampled?'

Song of Songs 6:4

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

Candlestick » Illustrative of » The church

Revelation 1:20

The secret meaning of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand and the seven gold lamp stands is this: the seven stars are the messengers of the seven churches, and the seven lamp stands are the seven churches."

Revelation 1:13

Among the lamp stands there was someone like the Son of Man. He was wearing a long robe with a gold sash around his chest.

The church » Unity of

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.

The 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.

The church » Christ, the foundation-stone of

1 Peter 2:4-5

As you come to him, the living stone who was rejected by people but was chosen and precious in God's sight, you, too, as living stones, are building yourselves up into a spiritual house and a holy priesthood, so that you may offer spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus, the Messiah.

The 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.

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.

Ezekiel 17:22-24

This is what the Lord GOD says, "I'm also going to take a shoot from the top of a cedar and plant it. I'll pluck off its delicate twigs and transplant it on a high and lofty mountain. I'll transplant it on Israel's land, and it will grow branches, bear fruit, and become a majestic cedar. All sorts of birds will rest under it, and they'll settle down in the shade of its branches. Then all the trees of the fields will know that I, the LORD, bring down the lofty tree and exalt the lowly tree. I dry up the green tree and cause the dry tree to bud. I the LORD have spoken this, and I will fulfill 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 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.

The church » Sanctified and cleansed by Christ

Ephesians 5:26-27

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.

The church » Loved by Christ

The 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,

The church » Believers continually added to, by the lord

The 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

The church » The body of Christ

Ephesians 1:23

which is his body, the fullness of the one who fills everything in every way.

The church » The object of the grace of God

2 Corinthians 8:1

We want you to know, brothers, about God's grace that was given to the churches of Macedonia.

The church » Christ, the head of

The church » Glorious

The church » Subject to Christ

Ephesians 5:24

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

The church » Saints baptized into, by one spirit

The church » Not to be despised

1 Corinthians 11:22

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!

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

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

The church » Belongs to God

The church » Elect

1 Peter 5:13

Your sister church in Babylon, chosen along with you, sends you greetings, as does Mark, whom I regard as a son.

The church » Shews forth the praises of God

Isaiah 60:6

Throngs of camels will blanket you: the young camels of Midian and Ephu; all those from Shebu will come. They'll carry gold and frankincense, and proclaim the praise 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 clusters of fruit. I told myself, "I'll go up the palm tree, and take hold of its fruit. May your breasts be like clusters of the vine, and the smell of your breath like apples.

spiritual Peace » Promised to » The church

Isaiah 66:12

This is what the LORD says: "See, I will extend prosperity to her like a river, and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream; and you will nurse, and you will be carried on her hip, and bounced upon her knees.

Pillars » Illustrative of » The church

Intercessory prayer » Should be offered up for » The church

Isaiah 62:6-7

"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, and give him no rest until he prepares, establishes and makes Jerusalem a song of praise throughout the earth.

Protection » Is afforded to » The church

Zechariah 2:4-5

That other angel told him, "Run and tell that young man: "Jerusalem will be an inhabited city without walls due to the number of people and livestock within it. I myself will be an encircling rampart of fire,' declares the LORD, "and I will be the glory in her midst.'

Psalm 48:3

Within her citadels God is known as a place of refuge.

The roe » Illustrative of » The church

Song of Songs 4:5

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

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

1 Corinthians 5:7

Get rid of the old yeast so that you may be a new batch of dough, since you are to be free from yeast. For the Messiah, our Passover, has been sacrificed.

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