100 Bible Verses about Church

Ephesians 2:20-22 ESV / 98 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 / 66 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 / 60 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.

Acts 2:47 ESV / 49 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.

Romans 12:5 ESV / 40 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 2:21 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:16 ESV / 27 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.

Romans 16:17 ESV / 27 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.

Psalm 111:1 ESV / 25 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 3:17 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 1:22 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 3:6 ESV / 21 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.

1 Corinthians 3:9 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:16 ESV / 18 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.

Ephesians 2:19-22 ESV / 18 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.

John 10:16 ESV / 18 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 8:2 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:11 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:15 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 12:5 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 10:17 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 13:17 ESV / 12 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 Timothy 3:15 ESV / 11 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.

1 Corinthians 14:33 ESV / 11 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 / 11 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,

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.

Hebrews 12:23 ESV / 9 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,

Ephesians 4:12 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

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 21:9 ESV / 8 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 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 3:1 ESV / 8 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.

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.

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 133:1-3 ESV / 8 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 122:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

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 21:2 ESV / 7 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 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.

Revelation 2:1 ESV / 7 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.

Revelation 1:20 ESV / 7 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 12:22 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,

Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV / 7 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.

1 Timothy 3:14-15 ESV / 7 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.

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.

Ephesians 1:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 15:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 14:26 ESV / 7 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 / 7 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 11:18 ESV / 7 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,

Acts 16:4 ESV / 7 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.

Acts 9:42 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

John 20:23 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Joel 2:1 ESV / 7 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 / 7 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 / 7 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.

Isaiah 2:2 ESV / 7 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 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.”

Leviticus 19:30 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Revelation 2:12 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 1:23 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 3:3 ESV / 6 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?

Acts 13:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a member of the court of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

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.

Acts 5:14 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

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.”

Jeremiah 31:6 ESV / 6 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 / 6 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 62:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not be quiet, until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a burning torch.

Isaiah 35:1-10 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus; it shall blossom abundantly and rejoice with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the Lord, the majesty of our God. Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.” Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped;

Isaiah 33:5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The Lord is exalted, for he dwells on high; he will fill Zion with justice and righteousness,

Isaiah 19:25 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Whom the Lord of hosts has blessed, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel my inheritance.”

Isaiah 2:3 ESV / 6 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 / 6 helpful votes

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

Psalm 137:1-6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion. On the willows there we hung up our lyres. For there our captors required of us songs, and our tormentors, mirth, saying, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” How shall we sing the Lord's song in a foreign land? If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill!

Psalm 122:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Psalm 116:19 ESV / 6 helpful votes

In the courts of the house of the Lord, in your midst, O Jerusalem. Praise the Lord!

Psalm 114:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Judah became his sanctuary, Israel his dominion.

Psalm 69:36 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The offspring of his servants shall inherit it, and those who love his name shall dwell in it.

Psalm 69:35 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For God will save Zion and build up the cities of Judah, and people shall dwell there and possess it;

Psalm 27:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.

Psalm 15:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill?

Psalm 5:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house. I will bow down toward your holy temple in the fear of you.

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 21:12 ESV / 6 helpful votes

He shall not go out of the sanctuary, lest he profane the sanctuary of his God, for the consecration of the anointing oil of his God is on him: I am the Lord.

Leviticus 10:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“Why have you not eaten the sin offering in the place of the sanctuary, since it is a thing most holy and has been given to you that you may bear the iniquity of the congregation, to make atonement for them before the Lord?

Revelation 3:7 ESV / 5 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.

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—

1 Timothy 5:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

2 Thessalonians 3:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother.

Ephesians 5:28-32 ESV / 5 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.

Ephesians 3:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

From whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,

Ephesians 2:22 ESV / 5 helpful votes

In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.

Matthew 16:19 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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.”

Daniel 2:35 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold, all together were broken in pieces, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, so that not a trace of them could be found. But the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.

Song of Solomon 5:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

I slept, but my heart was awake. A sound! My beloved is knocking. “Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my perfect one, for my head is wet with dew, my locks with the drops of the night.”

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