100 Bible Verses about Church

Ephesians 2:20-22 ESV / 126 helpful votes

Built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.

Matthew 16:18 ESV / 86 helpful votes

And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Acts 20:28 ESV / 81 helpful votes

Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.

Colossians 3:16 ESV / 52 helpful votes

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Acts 2:47 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

Ephesians 2:21 ESV / 49 helpful votes

In whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord.

Romans 12:5 ESV / 48 helpful votes

So we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.

Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV / 43 helpful votes

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Ephesians 4:16 ESV / 34 helpful votes

From whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

1 Corinthians 3:17 ESV / 33 helpful votes

If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and you are that temple.

Romans 16:17 ESV / 32 helpful votes

I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them.

Ephesians 2:19-22 ESV / 29 helpful votes

So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.

Psalm 111:1 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation.

1 Corinthians 3:9 ESV / 28 helpful votes

For we are God's fellow workers. You are God's field, God's building.

John 10:16 ESV / 27 helpful votes

And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.

Hebrews 3:6 ESV / 25 helpful votes

But Christ is faithful over God's house as a son. And we are his house if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.

Ephesians 1:22 ESV / 25 helpful votes

And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church,

Hebrews 8:2 ESV / 18 helpful votes

A minister in the holy places, in the true tent that the Lord set up, not man.

Colossians 3:11 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.

Hebrews 13:17 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.

1 Corinthians 12:5 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And there are varieties of service, but the same Lord;

1 Timothy 3:15 ESV / 14 helpful votes

If I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth.

Ephesians 4:15 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,

Psalm 122:9 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek your good.

Ephesians 4:12 ESV / 12 helpful votes

To equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,

1 Corinthians 14:33 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints,

Acts 7:48-53 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Yet the Most High does not dwell in houses made by hands, as the prophet says, “‘Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. What kind of house will you build for me, says the Lord, or what is the place of my rest? Did not my hand make all these things?’ “You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you. Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whom you have now betrayed and murdered, ...

1 Corinthians 14:26 ESV / 11 helpful votes

What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up.

1 Corinthians 12:28 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues.

1 Corinthians 10:17 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.

Hebrews 9:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For a tent was prepared, the first section, in which were the lampstand and the table and the bread of the Presence. It is called the Holy Place.

Psalm 92:13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

They are planted in the house of the Lord; they flourish in the courts of our God.

Revelation 3:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: ‘The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. “‘I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead.

1 Timothy 3:14-15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these things to you so that, if I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth.

1 Corinthians 11:18 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you. And I believe it in part,

Isaiah 2:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be lifted up above the hills; and all the nations shall flow to it,

Psalm 46:5 ESV / 9 helpful votes

God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns.

Revelation 21:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.

Revelation 21:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Revelation 1:20 ESV / 8 helpful votes

As for the mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden lampstands, the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.

Hebrews 12:23 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,

Colossians 1:16-20 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

Acts 16:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

As they went on their way through the cities, they delivered to them for observance the decisions that had been reached by the apostles and elders who were in Jerusalem.

Isaiah 62:12 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And they shall be called The Holy People, The Redeemed of the Lord; and you shall be called Sought Out, A City Not Forsaken.

Psalm 46:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High.

Revelation 21:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Then came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues and spoke to me, saying, “Come, I will show you the Bride, the wife of the Lamb.”

Revelation 2:18 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: ‘The words of the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and whose feet are like burnished bronze.

Hebrews 12:22 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering,

Ephesians 4:25 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.

1 Corinthians 3:3 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way?

Psalm 20:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

May he send you help from the sanctuary and give you support from Zion!

Psalm 11:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord's throne is in heaven; his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man.

Psalm 9:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Sing praises to the Lord, who sits enthroned in Zion! Tell among the peoples his deeds!

Psalm 2:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“As for me, I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill.”

Revelation 2:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands.

Ephesians 5:28-32 ESV / 6 helpful votes

In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, because we are members of his body. “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.

1 Corinthians 15:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

Acts 9:42 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed in the Lord.

Acts 9:31 ESV / 6 helpful votes

So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was being built up. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it multiplied.

John 20:23 ESV / 6 helpful votes

If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”

Matthew 16:15-19 ESV / 6 helpful votes

He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

Joel 2:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Blow a trumpet in Zion; sound an alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming; it is near,

Isaiah 62:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have set watchmen; all the day and all the night they shall never be silent. You who put the Lord in remembrance, take no rest,

Isaiah 4:5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Then the Lord will create over the whole site of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day, and smoke and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory there will be a canopy.

Numbers 19:20 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“If the man who is unclean does not cleanse himself, that person shall be cut off from the midst of the assembly, since he has defiled the sanctuary of the Lord. Because the water for impurity has not been thrown on him, he is unclean.

Leviticus 19:30 ESV / 6 helpful votes

You shall keep my Sabbaths and reverence my sanctuary: I am the Lord.

Revelation 2:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: ‘The words of him who has the sharp two-edged sword.

Titus 1:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you—

Ephesians 1:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

Ephesians 1:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

As a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.

Acts 5:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And more than ever believers were added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women,

Jeremiah 31:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For there shall be a day when watchmen will call in the hill country of Ephraim: ‘Arise, and let us go up to Zion, to the Lord our God.’”

Jeremiah 12:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Many shepherds have destroyed my vineyard; they have trampled down my portion; they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.

Isaiah 2:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And many peoples shall come, and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

Psalm 145:11 ESV / 5 helpful votes

They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom and tell of your power,

Psalm 133:1-3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Of David. Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes! It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there the Lord has commanded the blessing, life forevermore.

Psalm 122:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! “May they be secure who love you!

Psalm 102:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For your servants hold her stones dear and have pity on her dust.

Psalm 84:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.

2 Chronicles 29:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And said to them, “Hear me, Levites! Now consecrate yourselves, and consecrate the house of the Lord, the God of your fathers, and carry out the filth from the Holy Place.

Revelation 3:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation.

Revelation 3:14-20 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation. “‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see. ...

Revelation 3:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: ‘The words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens.

Revelation 3:1-4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: ‘The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. “‘I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God. Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you. Yet you have still a few names in Sardis, people who have not soiled their garments, and they will walk with me in white, for they are worthy.

Revelation 2:1-6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands. “‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false. I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name's sake, and you have not grown weary. But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. ...

1 John 2:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

1 Peter 5:2-3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock.

1 Peter 2:9-10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

1 Peter 2:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

You yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

James 5:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.

Hebrews 13:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.

Hebrews 12:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

Hebrews 10:25 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Philemon 1:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier, and the church in your house:

2 Timothy 4:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

2 Timothy 4:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.

2 Timothy 2:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

1 Timothy 6:3-5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions, and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain.

1 Timothy 5:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.

1 Timothy 5:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers,

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