100 Bible Verses about Church Anniversary

Ephesians 4:16 ESV / 639 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.

Matthew 16:18 ESV / 378 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 / 255 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.

Psalm 150:1-6 ESV / 249 helpful votes

Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! ...

Nehemiah 4:6 ESV / 181 helpful votes

So we built the wall. And all the wall was joined together to half its height, for the people had a mind to work.

Luke 6:48 ESV / 179 helpful votes

He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built.

Psalm 100:5 ESV / 175 helpful votes

For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

1 Corinthians 3:9 ESV / 174 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 2:9 ESV / 157 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.

Matthew 5:14 ESV / 149 helpful votes

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.

Colossians 3:23-24 ESV / 147 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.

Hebrews 13:7 ESV / 140 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.

Ecclesiastes 3:14 ESV / 133 helpful votes

I perceived that whatever God does endures forever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it. God has done it, so that people fear before him.

Galatians 1:10 ESV / 120 helpful votes

For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.

1 John 5:1-21 ESV / 92 helpful votes

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? ...

Colossians 3:14 ESV / 89 helpful votes

And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

Hebrews 13:17 ESV / 86 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.

2 Corinthians 5:7 ESV / 85 helpful votes

For we walk by faith, not by sight.

Nehemiah 2:18 ESV / 82 helpful votes

And I told them of the hand of my God that had been upon me for good, and also of the words that the king had spoken to me. And they said, “Let us rise up and build.” So they strengthened their hands for the good work.

Hebrews 10:23 ESV / 77 helpful votes

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.

Proverbs 27:17 ESV / 74 helpful votes

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 74 helpful votes

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

1 Timothy 5:17 ESV / 72 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 72 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 71 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

1 Corinthians 9:14 ESV / 71 helpful votes

In the same way, the Lord commanded that those who proclaim the gospel should get their living by the gospel.

Psalm 92:1-15 ESV / 71 helpful votes

A Psalm. A Song for the Sabbath. It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night, to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre. For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy. How great are your works, O Lord! Your thoughts are very deep! ...

2 Peter 1:19-21 ESV / 68 helpful votes

And we have something more sure, the prophetic word, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 3:20 ESV / 68 helpful votes

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,

Jeremiah 3:15 ESV / 66 helpful votes

“‘And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.

Romans 5:1-2 ESV / 65 helpful votes

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

James 3:1 ESV / 64 helpful votes

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.

John 10:2 ESV / 64 helpful votes

But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 62 helpful votes

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Psalm 119:89-90 ESV / 60 helpful votes

Forever, O Lord, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens. Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast.

2 Peter 1:19 ESV / 59 helpful votes

And we have something more sure, the prophetic word, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts,

2 Peter 1:21 ESV / 57 helpful votes

For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

Hebrews 6:19 ESV / 56 helpful votes

We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain,

1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 ESV / 53 helpful votes

We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.

Haggai 2:18 ESV / 52 helpful votes

Consider from this day onward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month. Since the day that the foundation of the Lord's temple was laid, consider:

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 ESV / 52 helpful votes

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Psalm 91:1-16 ESV / 50 helpful votes

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, ...

Leviticus 6:13 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Fire shall be kept burning on the altar continually; it shall not go out.

Colossians 2:6-7 ESV / 49 helpful votes

Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.

Ephesians 5:32 ESV / 49 helpful votes

This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.

Mark 4:1-13 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Again he began to teach beside the sea. And a very large crowd gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat in it on the sea, and the whole crowd was beside the sea on the land. And he was teaching them many things in parables, and in his teaching he said to them: “Listen! A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it. Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil, and immediately it sprang up, since it had no depth of soil. ...

Proverbs 18:22 ESV / 46 helpful votes

He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.

James 5:14 ESV / 45 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.

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 45 helpful votes

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Psalm 118:8 ESV / 44 helpful votes

It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.

Psalm 105:8 ESV / 44 helpful votes

He remembers his covenant forever, the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations,

Matthew 24:35 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

Ruth 1:16-17 ESV / 43 helpful votes

But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the Lord do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you.”

John 3:1-36 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. ...

Psalm 12:7 ESV / 42 helpful votes

You, O Lord, will keep them; you will guard us from this generation forever.

2 Timothy 4:2 ESV / 40 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

1 Corinthians 15:9 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

Acts 17:28 ESV / 34 helpful votes

For “‘In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your own poets have said, “‘For we are indeed his offspring.’

Colossians 4:2-4 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 30 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

Song of Solomon 8:6 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the Lord.

Psalm 150:1 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens!

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 26 helpful votes

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 118:1-29 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Let the house of Aaron say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Let those who fear the Lord say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free. ...

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,

Mark 10:9 ESV / 25 helpful votes

What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

Ephesians 4:2-3 ESV / 23 helpful votes

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Song of Solomon 8:7 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house, he would be utterly despised.

Proverbs 30:18-19 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Three things are too wonderful for me; four I do not understand: the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a serpent on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a virgin.

2 Timothy 3:1 ESV / 20 helpful votes

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty.

Acts 17:24 ESV / 20 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,

Acts 7:47-48 ESV / 20 helpful votes

But it was Solomon who built a house for him. Yet the Most High does not dwell in houses made by hands, as the prophet says,

Luke 14:26 ESV / 20 helpful votes

“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.

1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Let all that you do be done in love.

Matthew 13:1-13 ESV / 19 helpful votes

That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. And great crowds gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat down. And the whole crowd stood on the beach. And he told them many things in parables, saying: “A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil, ...

1 John 2:27 ESV / 18 helpful votes

But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him.

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 6:20 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

John 1:14 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:1 ESV / 18 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Matthew 28:20 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Colossians 2:7 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.

Matthew 1:1-25 ESV / 17 helpful votes

The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram, and Ram the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon, and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, ...

Nehemiah 6:3 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work and I cannot come down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and come down to you?”

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

1 Peter 1:23-25 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; for “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever.” And this word is the good news that was preached to you.

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Romans 13:8 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.

Romans 12:10 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Ephesians 1:3 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,

John 1:1-51 ESV / 15 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. ...

1 John 1:1-10 ESV / 14 helpful votes

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us— that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete. This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. ...

1 Timothy 3:1-6:21 ESV / 14 helpful votes

The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church? ...

Luke 21:33 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

Luke 5:26 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And amazement seized them all, and they glorified God and were filled with awe, saying, “We have seen extraordinary things today.”

Jeremiah 36:32 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Then Jeremiah took another scroll and gave it to Baruch the scribe, the son of Neriah, who wrote on it at the dictation of Jeremiah all the words of the scroll that Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned in the fire. And many similar words were added to them.

Proverbs 30:6 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar.

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