Read these verses from scripture about the church. You will find thoughts for reflection and direction.
Bible Verses about Church
“I am writing to God’s church in Corinth, to you who have been called by God to be his own holy people. He made you holy by means of Christ Jesus, just as he did for all people everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours.”
1 Corinthians 1:1-3 (NLT)
“But while Peter was in prison, the church prayed very earnestly for him.”
Acts 12:4-6 (NLT)
Praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.
Then the churches throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace and were edified. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, they were multiplied.
Acts 9:31 (NKJV)
So then, let us aim for harmony in the church and try to build each other up.
Romans 14:19 (NLT)
The way God designed our bodies is a model for understanding our lives together as a church: every part dependent on every other part, the parts we mention and the parts we don’t, the parts we see and the parts we don’t. If one part hurts, every other part is involved in the hurt, and in the healing. If one part flourishes, every other part enters into the exuberance.
1Corinthians 12:25-26 (MSG)
All people will know that you are my followers if you love each other.
John 13:35 (NCV)
But in a church meeting I would rather speak five understandable words to help others than ten thousand words in an unknown language.
1 Corinthians 14:19 (NLT)
God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church.
Ephesians 1:22 (NLT)
You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.
Matthew 5:14-16 (NLT)
God’s purpose in all this was to use the church to display his wisdom in its rich variety to all the unseen rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.
Ephesians 3:10 (NLT)
But if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for the church of God?
1 Timothy 3:5 (NET)
But you are a chosen people, royal priests, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession. You were chosen to tell about the wonderful acts of God, who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
1 Peter 2:9 (NCV)
Never do anything that might hurt others—Jews, Greeks, or God’s church.
1 Corinthians 10:32 (NCV)
Be careful for yourselves and for all the people the Holy Spirit has given to you to oversee. You must be like shepherds to the church of God, which he bought with the death of his own son.
Acts 20:28 (NCV)
So it is with you. Since you are eager for gifts of the Spirit, try to excel in those that build up the church.
1 Corinthians 14:12 (NIV)