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Arrogance, In The Church

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid lest somehow [when I] arrive, I will not find you as I want, and I may be found by you as you do not want. [I am afraid] lest somehow [there will be] strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, slander, gossip, pride, disorder.

Being Earnest For The Church

2 Corinthians 11:28-29

Apart from these external things, [there is] the pressure on me every day of the anxiety about all the churches.

Destruction Of The Church

Acts 8:3

But Saul was attempting to destroy the church. Entering {house after house}, he dragged off both men and women [and] delivered [them] to prison.

Discipline Of The Church

1 Timothy 1:3

Just as I urged you [when I] traveled to Macedonia, remain in Ephesus, so that you may instruct certain people not to teach other doctrine,

elders, in the church

Acts 15:4

And [when they] arrived in Jerusalem, they were received by the church and the apostles and the elders, and reported all that God had done with them.

Joy, Of The Church

Luke 2:8-11

And there were shepherds in the same region, living out of doors and keeping watch, guarding over their flock by night.

Prophesying In The Church

Joel 2:28

And it will happen afterward thus: I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and your elders will dream dreams; your young men shall see visions.

Teaching In The Church

Acts 5:21

And [when they] heard [this], they entered at daybreak into the temple [courts] and began teaching. Now [when] the high priest and those with him arrived, they summoned the Sanhedrin--even the whole council of elders of the sons of Israel--and sent to the prison to have them 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 should be holy and blameless before him in love,

The Church Scattered

Acts 8:1-3

And Saul was agreeing with his murder. Now there happened on that day a great persecution 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

For this [reason], behold, I am sending to you prophets and wise men and scribes. [Some] of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will flog in your synagogues and will pursue from town to town,

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1 Corinthians 14:34

the women must be silent in the churches, for it is not permitted for them to speak, but they must be in submission, just as the law also says.

1 Corinthians 7:17

But to each one as the Lord has apportioned. As God has called each one, thus let him live--and thus I order in all the churches.

1 Corinthians 14:5

Now I want you all to speak with tongues, but even more that you may prophesy. The one who prophesies [is] greater than the one who speaks with tongues, unless he interprets, in order that the church may receive edification.

Romans 16:16

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

1 Corinthians 14:4

The one who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but the one who prophesies edifies the church.

Acts 11:26

And [when he] found [him], he brought [him] to Antioch. And it happened to them also [that they] met together [for] a whole year with the church and taught a large number [of people]. And in Antioch the disciples were first called Christians.

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Armies » Illustrative of » The church

Song of Songs 6:10

"Who [is] this that looks down like the dawn, beautiful as the moon, {bright as the sun}, {overwhelming as an army with banners}?"

Daniel 8:10-13

And it grew up to the host of heaven, and it threw down to the ground some of the host and some of the stars and trampled them. Even against the prince of the hosts it acted arrogantly and took away from him the regular burnt offering, and the place of his sanctuary was overthrown. And on account of transgression, [the] host was given over [to the horn] in addition to the regular burnt offering. And it cast down truth to the ground, and it {acted}, and it had success. read more.
And I heard a certain holy one speaking, and a certain other holy one said to the specific one {who was speaking}, "{For how long} [is] the vision [concerning] the regular burnt offering, and the transgression [that] makes desolate, and [the] giving over [of the] sanctuary and [the] host to trampling?"

Song of Songs 6:4

You [are] beautiful, my beloved, as Tirzah, lovely as Jerusalem, {overwhelming 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 gold 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 midst of the lampstands [one] like a son of man, dressed in [a robe] reaching to the feet and girded around his chest [with] a golden belt,

The church » Unity of

1 Corinthians 10:17

Because [there is] one bread, [we] who [are] many are one body, for [we] all share from the one bread.

The church » God defends

Psalm 89:18

because our shield belongs to Yahweh, and our king to the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 4:5

Then Yahweh will create over all of the site of {Mount Zion} and over her assembly a cloud by day and smoke and the brightness of flaming fire [by] night. Indeed, over all [the] glory [there will be] a canopy,

Isaiah 49:25

But thus says Yahweh: "Indeed a captive of [the] mighty shall be taken, and [the] war-booty [of] [the] tyrant shall be rescued, for I myself will dispute [with] your opponent, and I myself will save your children.

The church » Christ, the foundation-stone of

1 Peter 2:4-5

to whom you are drawing near, a living stone rejected by men but chosen [and] precious in the sight of God. And [you] yourselves, 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

And it shall happen in the future of the days the mountain of the house of Yahweh [shall] be established; it will be among the highest of the mountains, and it shall be raised from [the] hills. All [of] the nations shall travel to him;

Daniel 2:34-35

You were looking on {until} a stone was chiseled out--that not by hands--and it struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay, and it broke them in pieces. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold {all at once} broke into pieces and they became like chaff from the summer threshing floor, and the wind carried them away and any trace of them could not be found. But the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and it filled the whole earth.

Ezekiel 17:22-24

Thus says the Lord Yahweh: 'And I will take, [even] I, from the treetop of the high cedar, and I will plant [it], from the head of its new plant shoot I will pluck a tender one, and I will plant [it], [even] I, on a high and lofty mountain. On the height of the mountain of Israel I will plant [it], and it will carry branches, and it will bear fruit, and {it will become a noble cedar}, and all of the birds of all wings will dwell under it in the shade of its branches. And all of the trees of the field will know that I, Yahweh, I will bring low a high tree, [and] I will exalt a low, fresh tree, and I will make a dry tree flourish. I, Yahweh, I 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 one who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but the one who prophesies edifies the church.

1 Corinthians 14:13

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

The church » Sanctified and cleansed by Christ

Ephesians 5:26-27

in order that he might sanctify her by cleansing [her] with the washing of water by the word; in order that he might present to himself the church glorious, not having a spot or wrinkle or any such [thing], but that she may be holy and blameless.

The church » Loved by Christ

The church » The wicked persecute

Acts 8:1-3

And Saul was agreeing with his murder. Now there happened on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. And devout men buried Stephen and made loud lamentation over him. But Saul was attempting to destroy the church. Entering {house after house}, he dragged off both men and women [and] delivered [them] to prison.

1 Thessalonians 2:14-15

For you became imitators, brothers, of the churches of God [which] are in Judea in Christ Jesus, because you also suffered the same [things] at the hands of your own people, just as [they] themselves [did] also at the hands of the Jews, who killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and who persecuted us, and [who are] not pleasing to God and [are] opposed to all people,

The church » Believers continually added to, by the lord

Acts 2:27

because you will not abandon my soul in Hades, nor will you permit your Holy One to experience decay.

The church » God provides ministers for

Ephesians 4:11-12

And he himself 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 the ministry, for building 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

Now we make known to you, brothers, the grace of God that has been given among 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, thus also wives [should be subject] to their husbands in everything.

The church » Saints baptized into, by one spirit

The church » Not to be despised

1 Corinthians 11:22

For do you not have houses for eating and drinking? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who do not have [anything]? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you? In this I will not praise [you]!

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

in order that the many-sided wisdom of God might be made known now to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly [places] through the church,

The church » Belongs to God

1 Timothy 3:15

But if I am delayed, [I am writing] in order that you may know how one must conduct oneself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and mainstay of the truth.

The church » Elect

1 Peter 5:13

She [who is] in Babylon, chosen the same as [you], greets you, and [so does] my son Mark.

The church » Shews forth the praises of God

Isaiah 60:6

A multitude of camels shall cover you, the young male camels of Midian and Ephah. All those from Sheba shall come; they shall bring gold and frankincense, and they shall proclaim the praise of Yahweh.

The church » Ministers commanded to feed

Palm trees » Illustrative of » The church

Song of Songs 7:7-8

{Your stature} [is] like the palm tree, and your breasts [are] like clusters. I say, "I will climb up the palm tree; I will lay hold of its fruit clusters." Let your breasts [be pleasing] like clusters of the vine and the scent of your breath like the apples.

spiritual Peace » Promised to » The church

Isaiah 66:12

For thus says Yahweh: "Look! I [am] about to spread prosperity out to her like a river, and [the] wealth of [the] nations like an overflowing stream, and you shall suck and be carried on the hip; and you shall you shall be played with on the knees.

Pillars » Illustrative of » The church

1 Timothy 3:15

But if I am delayed, [I am writing] in order that you may know how one must conduct oneself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and mainstay of the truth.

Intercessory prayer » Should be offered up for » The church

Isaiah 62:6-7

I have appointed watchmen upon your walls, Jerusalem; all day and all night they shall never be silent. You who profess Yahweh have no rest. And you must not give him rest until he establishes, and until he {makes} Jerusalem {an object of praise} in the earth.

Protection » Is afforded to » The church

Zechariah 2:4-5

And he said to him, "Run, say to that young man, 'Jerusalem shall be inhabited {like villages without walls} because of the multitude of people and animals in its midst. And I will be for it a wall of fire all around,' {declares} Yahweh, 'and I will be [the] glory in its midst.'"

Psalm 48:3

God [is] in her citadels; he is known as a [high] stronghold.

The roe » Illustrative of » The church

Song of Songs 4:5

Your two breasts [are] like two fawns, twins of a gazelle that 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

Because [there is] one bread, [we] who [are] many are one body, for [we] all share from the one bread.