100 Bible Verses about Church

Ephesians 2:20-22 ESV / 134 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 / 89 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 / 86 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 / 55 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.

Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV / 54 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 2:21 ESV / 54 helpful votes

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

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.

Romans 12:5 ESV / 50 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 3:17 ESV / 36 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 / 36 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 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.

Psalm 111:1 ESV / 31 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.

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.

1 Corinthians 3:9 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

John 10:16 ESV / 28 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.

Ephesians 1:22 ESV / 26 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 / 24 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.

Colossians 3:11 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 8:2 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 12:5 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 13:17 ESV / 17 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 / 16 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 / 16 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:12 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Acts 7:48-53 ESV / 15 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, ...

Psalm 122:9 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 14:26 ESV / 13 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 / 13 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.

Revelation 3:1 ESV / 12 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 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,

1 Corinthians 10:17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 11:18 ESV / 11 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,

1 Timothy 3:14-15 ESV / 10 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.

Colossians 1:16-20 ESV / 10 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 2:2 ESV / 10 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 92:13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Psalm 46:5 ESV / 10 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 / 9 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 1:20 ESV / 9 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 / 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,

Hebrews 9:2 ESV / 9 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.

1 Corinthians 3:3 ESV / 9 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 9:31 ESV / 9 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.

Isaiah 62:12 ESV / 9 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 / 9 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 / 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 21:2 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 2:18 ESV / 8 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 2:12 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Revelation 2:1 ESV / 8 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.

Hebrews 12:22 ESV / 8 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 5:28-32 ESV / 8 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 4:25 ESV / 8 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.

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.

Matthew 16:15-19 ESV / 8 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.”

Psalm 20:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 2:5 ESV / 7 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 / 7 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 10:25 ESV / 7 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 / 7 helpful votes

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

Titus 1:5 ESV / 7 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 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.

Acts 5:14 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

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 3:14 ESV / 6 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 / 6 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 / 6 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 / 6 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 / 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. “‘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 Peter 5:2-3 ESV / 6 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.

Ephesians 1:23 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Acts 9:42 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

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.”

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.

Psalm 11:4 ESV / 6 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.

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.

1 John 2:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 2:9-10 ESV / 5 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 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,

1 Timothy 3:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these things to you so that,

2 Thessalonians 3:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Colossians 2:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.

Colossians 1:24 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, 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.

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.

1 Corinthians 1:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

Acts 17:24-25 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything.

Acts 13:1 ESV / 5 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.

John 20:19-23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”

John 13:35 ESV / 5 helpful votes

By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Mark 12:1-12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And he began to speak to them in parables. “A man planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a pit for the winepress and built a tower, and leased it to tenants and went into another country. When the season came, he sent a servant to the tenants to get from them some of the fruit of the vineyard. And they took him and beat him and sent him away empty-handed. Again he sent to them another servant, and they struck him on the head and treated him shamefully. And he sent another, and him they killed. And so with many others: some they beat, and some they killed. ...

Mark 9:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.”

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.”

Matthew 12:13 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And the man stretched it out, and it was restored, healthy like the other.

1 Corinthians 3:11-15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— each one's work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If anyone's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire.

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