The Foundation Of The Church
Most Relevant Verses
For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is [already] laid, which is Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
And I tell you, you are Peter [Greek, Petros -- "a large piece of rock], and on this rock [Greek, petra -- "a huge rock like Gibraltar] I will build My church, and the gates of Hades (the powers of the infernal region) shall not overpower it [or be strong to its detriment or hold out against it].
You are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets with Christ Jesus Himself the chief Cornerstone.
For we are fellow workmen (joint promoters, laborers together) with and for God; you are God's garden and vineyard and field under cultivation, [you are] God's building.
[Come] and, like living stones, be yourselves built [into] a spiritual house, for a holy (dedicated, consecrated) priesthood, to offer up [those] spiritual sacrifices [that are] acceptable and pleasing to God through Jesus Christ.
According to the grace (the special endowment for my task) of God bestowed on me, like a skillful architect and master builder I laid [the] foundation, and now another [man] is building upon it. But let each [man] be careful how he builds upon it,
Thus my ambition has been to preach the Gospel, not where Christ's name has already been known, lest I build on another man's foundation;
- Foundation (108 instances)
- Building Relationships
- Church, Christ Authority Over
- Church, Titles Of
- Names And Titles For The Church
- Paul, Apostle To Gentiles
- People As Rocks
- Spiritual Foundations
- The First Temple