Bible Verses About The Church

Bible Verses About The Church

This article will provide all bible verses that explore the “Church” in different contexts. If you are eager to know, then read on!

Bible Verses About The Church.

The Church has been a mirror reflecting the character of Christ. Some people may wonder if the Church is all about the physical structure. This article will tell us more about the Church. Read on!

Matthew 16:18-Church As The Rock

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.

Matthew 16:18(ESV)

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The blessed hope given to us by our Lord Jesus Christ as believers who have come into union with him is to receive his person’s profound revelation and channel it to the establishment of his Church.

Anyone like Peter, who yields himself to the Lord, can be an instrument that Christ will use to make firm his Church in their Faith, and the power of darkness will not have control over them.

Acts 20:28-The Church; The Blood Of Christ

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 20:28(ESV)

Acts 20_28

The Church is a commodity bought by Christ through his blood and is Precious before him. Our verse, however, presents us with an amount of responsibility to those by the power of the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.

Part of leaders’ responsibility in the Church is to look out for those under their custody and ensure they are cared for physically, spiritually, materially, and otherwise.

1 Corinthians 14:26-Church; The Unifier

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 14:26(ESV)

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Part of Paul’s teaching to the Church was the teaching of orderliness. Orderliness in the body of Christ should be taken into consideration and seriously.

When things are not put in place and orderly, it prevents the devil from finding his way to the Church, thereby separating our hearts from one another, and we have no fruit result in our worship of God.

We understand that God our Father is orderly, and there is no division in Hymn. When we gather together in fellowship, many come with different gifts and talents and would want to express themselves.

They should not be neglected, and nothing should be done in striving, but in orderliness, all things should be done for improvement and building up the souls of believers.

1 Timothy 3:15-Church; A Pillar Of Truth

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 Timothy 3:15(ESV)

1 Timothy 3_15

Honouring God isn’t all about worshipping and making melodies to God in psalms. Many people have neglected to honor God in the manner they act in their presence. Many people come to God’s temple and, amid worship or sermon, behave in an unlikely way.

Distract, and make gest of things in God’s house, not having regard for the person of God. Paul’s writing to Timothy was to align the mind of believers to develop a good character that will enhance the healthy functionality of the Church.

Haggai 1:8- Church; The Glory Of God

Go up to the hills and bring wood and build the house, that I may take pleasure in it and that I may be glorified, says the LORD.

Haggai 1:8(ESV)

Haggai 1_8

One may wonder if God loves the physical structure more than He placed the human heart as his temple; No, he does not.

The need for building the temple (physical structure, is to keep safe items used in worship to God and also where it can serve as a central place of prayer for God’s children.

Solomon, in his time,e built for God that he prayed in time of dedication, telling God that “whoever will turn to the temple and pray for mercy, that God will hear him.”.

From our verse, we observed that God approves the temple’s building, and he finds pleasure in that. When the matter concerning the building or rebuilding of the temple of God was raised during the time of David, he made up his mind not to give what would not cost him.

Dear friend, be like David when matters of the Church are mentioned. Get involved by giving your resources to the building of God’s house according to your ability, and share your strength and time when you are called up for a task.

Haggai 1:4-Build The Church’s Physical Structure

“Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, while this house lies in ruins?

Haggai 1:4(ESV)

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Haggai’s ministry was so concerned with rebuilding the Temple of God, which had been destroyed for decades when the children of Israel were taken captive to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar, the first great king of Babylon.

Go,d through Haggai, rebuked the people of Israel because they had built their own houses while neglecting the House of the Lord. This rebuke was displeasure from God over their nonchalant behavior because they have.

We should not focus on caring for our personal affairs and allow God’s own to suffer. Though God is all-sufficient, he desires love from us, too, and that love is shown to him when taking things about him seriously.

May we be those that build up the body of Christ – for when we do, we are built into a spiritual Temple for His greater glory.

Matthew 18:20-God Dwells In A Gathering.

For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.

Matthew 18:20(ESV)

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This is a promise for days after Jesus returned to heaven. It is an assurance that He will always be present among his disciples. God promised us his presence when we gathered in the name of Jesus.

God’s promise, not considering the number of people coming together in his name to worship, is that he will preside over them, rule in their hearts, guide their counsels, assist them in all they are concerned about, confirm what they do, and giving a blessing and success to all they are engaged in.

We should not allow the few numbers in our Church to discourage us,  but we should trust in the power of God to bring about great miracles as we come before Him.

1 Peter 2:5-Church; An Alter Of Sacrifice

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.

1 Peter 2:5(ESV)

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Jesus is referred to as the living stone; He is called the living because He was once dead and now is alive. And not just the living rock; he became the chief cornerstone of the Church.

Christians were once spiritually dead but are now made alive. Like Jesus, who died and is now alive, who has become our cornerstone, has made use like himself because we are raised from condemnation to eternal life through Faith in Him.

Having been called out from darkness to light for a particular assignment,  God is building us into a spiritual house, a dwelling place for Himself. God has designed that each of us will serve as priests, and in the office of this priesthood, we offer a sacrifice unto Him.

This sacrifice is not of Cows and Rams; but making intercession for the saints, for unbelievers, and carrying out the work of reconciliation.

Hebrews 10:25-Church; Arena Of The Saints

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.

Hebrews 10:25(ESV)

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From the beginning of the Gospel and as it continues to spread to every part of the earth, the “do not forsake the meeting together of believers” looks different than it used to, but still, it is essential.

Christians assemble in various locations, including small groups and events with other Christians in addition to church buildings. This warning is given because one enemy of Christians has been seeking to devour them, and anyone isolated from other believers will become prey to that devourer (the devil).

As we approach the end of the time, we mustn’t forsake the gathering together of believers so that we may receive strength and wisdom.

Haggai 2:9-Church; A Place of Peace

The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, says the LORD of hosts. And in this place I will give peace, declares the LORD of hosts.’”

Haggai 2:9(ESV)

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The Lord’s covenant with his people and the blessings he assured them were in total dependence on them to accomplish the requirements of the law, which was why they were rebuked earlier for neglecting the rebuilding of the temple.

Haggai’s proclamation was a word of encouragement to God’s people to rebuild the temple and the promise of manifesting his glory in the temple. In this message of hope, it is essential to understand that this temple was not built based on the physical look but by spiritual reference and should surpass what has already been made by Solomon.

This house they built will now be filled with the glory of God; this glory is another nature than what they experienced in the time of Solomon. More also, God promised his peace.

 

Bible Verses About The Church Being The Bride Of Christ.

Christ exemplified himself as the husband of the Church (Bride). These Bible Verses will expound on the significance of the Church as the Bride of Christ.

Ephesians 5:25- Husbands Love Your Wives

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

Ephesians 5:25 ESV 

Christ, the head of the Church, gave Himself willingly to die in love of the Church (who is His Body and Bride, so that He could make her holy, cleansing her with the washing of water by the Word, and that in so doing He could present her to Himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or anything like that, but holy and blameless in the sight of God.

Revelation 19:7-9-Church Resemblance Of Purity

Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready; it was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure”— for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints. And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.”

Revelation 19:7-9 ESV 

The time of engagement and the time of the wedding are the two main components of marriage. These were typically separated by a certain amount of time during which the two people were regarded as husband and wife and were subject to faithfulness duties.

Like the heavenly Groom coming for his Bride and returning to heaven for the wedding feast that lasts for eternity, the Church, which has been espoused to Christ by Faith, is currently waiting for the parousia.

What should we do to prepare for this wedding? There is much for us to do, but ultimately it is God’s work in us. The desire of every Christian worker should b to be presented to Christ pure and blameless.

2 Corinthians 11:2-Church; Sign Of Purity

For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:2 ESV 

Paul’s godly jealousy is a good thing, and he will be offended if the Church is duped into believing a lie. To the Church, Paul is like the Groom’s friend who keeps an eye on the Bride between the marriage and the wedding.

On the “wedding day,” when Christians stand before Jesus, Paul sees himself as the bridegroom’s friend, and he will make every effort to present the Bride to Christ as a virgin who has been kept pure.

Revelation 21:2-The Holy Place

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

Revelation 21:2 ESV

John chose the most charming illustration he could. A man’s wife walking down the aisle toward him is the most beautiful thing he will ever witness. According to John, this is how lovely the New Jerusalem will look.

This means God intends to present the New Jerusalem as a beautiful, precisely planned metropolis, just like a bride methodically prepares to see her finest on her wedding day. We have something unique here in the New Jerusalem: a sinless, pure community of Holiness, a holy city.

John 3:29-Church; The True Friend

The one who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete.

John 3:29 ESV

God is frequently depicted as a groom who takes His Bride. The best man is not supposed to be the center of attention at a wedding, and the Groom should receive all applause from all the men involved.

The best man’s role is to assist the Groom by acting as his advocate and friend. The best man is overjoyed when the Groom marries his Bride, and he isn’t envious or angry because the outcome is precisely what he desired in the first place.

John, a prophet from God, compared himself to the best man at a wedding and was sent to Israel to announce the coming of their Messiah. He identified Jesus as the Groom and those who would accept Him as their Savior as His Bride. It was John’s duty to ensure the Bride was pure and deliver her to the Groom.

John explained his relationship with Jesus most exquisitely. John was overjoyed that the Lord Jesus appeared to be successful in His mission for the Father. He did not allow despair to overcome him when Jesus commanded a more significant following than he did. He also did not strive to hold on to the few followers who remained loyal to him.

Revelation 21:9-11-Church; The Place Of Salvation

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 21:9-11 ESV 

Some passages like this lead others to question whether the New Jerusalem is indeed a real place. However, it represents the Church, the Bride of Christ, in a mysterious way.

This celestial city is actual, but because it is where all of God’s people are assembled, it is referred to as the Bride, the Lamb’s wife. The New Jerusalem is similar to the Bride in this regard, yet this comparison does not lessen the truth that lies beneath the metaphor. The city is connected to the Bride to impress upon us a sense of its magnificence.

Ephesians 5:27- Church; The Spotless Place

So that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.

Ephesians 5:27 ESV 

Paul emphasizes the relationship between Christ and the Church, saying that Christ’s purpose as the Church’s spouse is to “present the church to himself in glory” and that He longs for Christians to one day stand before Him without any blemishes, markings, or faults.

A bride tries her hardest to look her very best for her husband on her wedding day, and Christ expects the Church to do the same for Him. Because the Church is not naturally fit for Christ, he resolved to make her so through grace, and he could not have fellowship with sin.

As a result, it must be removed. Perfect Holiness was required in one who was to be Christ’s Bride, and he intends to instill that in her and make her his eternal spouse. ‘He gave himself for her,’ he says, as a powerful means of accomplishing this.

Matthew 25:1-13- Church; The Prepared Bride

“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. …

Matthew 25:1-13 ESV

The point of Jesus’ parable about the ten young, unmarried women waiting for the bridegroom during a wedding celebration is driven home. Those who follow Christ should keep an eye out for His return, and be ready for Christ’s return begins with believing in Christ’s return.

Revelation 19:7-8-The Adored Bride

Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready; it was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure”— for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints.

Revelation 19:7-8 ESV

This “marriage supper” is rich in symbolism about Christ’s relationship with the Church. This event is crucial to biblical prophecy and the end times.

The Bride is the Church, which is Christ’s Body. Our holy, heavenly Bridegroom is Christ, the Lamb of God. Indeed, the joy and excitement surrounding an earthly wedding pale compared to the exquisite pleasure and glorious thrill that will occur at the marriage of the Lamb.

Ezekiel 16:8-Church; The Deliverer

“When I passed by you again and saw you, behold, you were at the age for love, and I spread the corner of my garment over you and covered your nakedness; I made my vow to you and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Lord God, and you became mine.

Ezekiel 16:8 ESV 

In their lowly, despised position, Israel caught God’s attention. If not for God’s gracious intervention, they would have died. The Lord has described His relationship with Israel as one of extreme neglect and needs even though they were grown, adults.

God gave them both the protection and the provision they needed. God established a covenant with Israel in addition to providing for their needs. God could say, “You became Mine,” since it was a covenant marriage.

This applies to the present Church; we were once lost, neglected, and without hope, but Christ took notice of us and made us His own.

 

Bible Verses About The Church Being Holy.

Holiness is a virtue God admires. Without Holiness, no one can enter the kingdom of God. These Bible Verses will relate the Church to being Holy. Read on!

1 Corinthians 1:2-Church; The Sanctifier

To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours

1 Corinthians 1:2(ESV)

Paul addresses his letter to Christians who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus. Something “set apart” for particular purposes is “sanctified.”

Every Christian has been marked as God’s possession, set apart from the rest of humanity for His purposes. Christians do not expect to be sanctified by good behavior someday.

That has already occurred due to God’s grace through Faith in Christ. Having been sanctified, we are encouraged to remain holy unto God as a church(Believers).

Bible Verses About The Church Being United.

The Church has been a great unifier of the human race from time immemorial. These Bible Verses will show us how the Church unifies us.

1 Corinthians 1:10-Church; An Indivisable Body

I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.

1 Corinthians 1:10 ESV 

Paul had the right and the power to order the Christians in Corinth in these areas because he was an apostle of Jesus Christ. Instead, he implores them to come together as believers with kind hearts.

Paul begs them to put an end to their fighting, which is destroying the body of Christ. However, you all be wholly unified in thought and judgment:

To be united in the same thinking and judgment is the opposite of divisions. Paul begs that they be brought together in the same mentality and in the same sentence rather than being ripped apart.

Ephesians 4:3-Church; The Bond Of peace

Eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Ephesians 4:3 ESV

Paul understood that the unity of the Body of Christ could be threatened from without and destroyed from within. The challenge for all believers is to develop a Christ-like character while demonstrating the same love that He did.

We must be one in Spirit and one in love, looking to Jesus as the author and finisher of our Faith. Let us work hard to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace with all our brothers and sisters in Christ.

May the patience, humility, gentleness, and love we show one another be known to all as we draw closer to God.

Psalm 133:1- Church; A Place Of Pleasure

A Song of Ascents Of David. Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!

Psalm 133:1 ESV

Our verse expresses the blessings of Israel’s tribes coexisting peacefully. When Christian believers obey Christ’s command to love one another in unity, they experience the same joy.

Christians should love one another because they share a common bond with Christ and a common goal of providing a clear witness to the world. Before He walked to Calvary, Christ’s High Priestly prayer included the topic of brothers living together in unity.

Uniformity does not imply unity. However, in the Body of Christ, there should be genuine unity of Spirit on the funnels of our Faith, while minor issues should not cause wanton discord, disunity, or division. Minor conflicts or opposing viewpoints on unimportant matters should be handled with discernment and tolerance.

Ephesians 4:1-6- Church;The Baptism Of Fire

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 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. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, …

Ephesians 4:1-6 ESV

When we truly comprehend how much God has done for us, we naturally desire to serve and obey Him out of gratitude. The foundation of this worthwhile journey is an understanding of who we are.

A worthy walk before God will be distinguished by lowliness and gentleness rather than a pushy desire to defend our rights and advance our agenda. Longsuffering is required so that the inevitable wrongs between members of God’s family do not work against God’s plan of bringing all things together in Jesus.

We must work hard to maintain this unity; we did not create it. God never tells us to bring believers together. His Spirit made it; our responsibility is to recognize and preserve it. We can comprehend the unity of the Spirit by first understanding what it is not.

1 Peter 3:8-The Church As A Humble Bride

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.

1 Peter 3:8 ESV

Peter instructs us to love as brothers love one another. To put it another way, “family” love. Of course, siblings do not always get along. But, for the most part, they prioritize each other over others outside the family.

We would undoubtedly be adhering to our Lord’s instruction to “Love as I have loved you,” for it is through this that all people will be able to tell that you are my disciples if we were to put this call of the apostle into practice, be like-minded and sympathetic, love our fellow believers, and be compassionate in humility of heart.

Conclusion

I’m sure this article has served Christians the means to uphold the commitment of the Church. These verses have set the standard for Christians, especially their empathic attribute.

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