1. Proverbs 27:25
When the hay is removed and new growth appears
2. Song of Songs 6:11
to look at the new growth in the valley,
3. Ezekiel 17:9
"Say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Will it thrive? Will it not be uprooted and stripped of its fruit so that it withers? All its new growth will wither. It will not take a strong arm or many people to pull it up by the roots.
4. Matthew 16:18
And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.
5. Matthew 18:17
If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, treat him as you would a pagan or a tax collector.
6. Acts 5:11
Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.
7. Acts 8:1
The Church Persecuted and Scattered
8. Acts 8:1
On that day a great persecution broke out against the church at Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria.
9. Acts 8:3
But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off men and women and put them in prison.
10. Acts 9:31
Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace. It was strengthened; and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it grew in numbers, living in the fear of the Lord.
11. Acts 11:19
The Church in Antioch
12. Acts 11:22
News of this reached the ears of the church at Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch.
13. Acts 11:26
and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.
14. Acts 12:1
It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them.
15. Acts 12:5
So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him.
16. Acts 13:1
In the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul.
17. Acts 14:23
Paul and Barnabas appointed elders for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, committed them to the Lord, in whom they had put their trust.
18. Acts 14:27
On arriving there, they gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles.
19. Acts 15:3
The church sent them on their way, and as they traveled through Phoenicia and Samaria, they told how the Gentiles had been converted. This news made all the brothers very glad.
20. Acts 15:4
When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and elders, to whom they reported everything God had done through them.
21. Acts 15:22
Then the apostles and elders, with the whole church, decided to choose some of their own men and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They chose Judas (called Barsabbas) and Silas, two men who were leaders among the brothers.
22. Acts 15:30
The men were sent off and went down to Antioch, where they gathered the church together and delivered the letter.
23. Acts 18:22
When he landed at Caesarea, he went up and greeted the church and then went down to Antioch.
24. Acts 20:17
From Miletus, Paul sent to Ephesus for the elders of the church.
25. Acts 20:28
Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.
26. Romans 16:1
I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant of the church in Cenchrea.
27. Romans 16:5
Greet also the church that meets at their house.
28. Romans 16:23
Gaius, whose hospitality I and the whole church here enjoy, sends you his greetings.
29. 1 Corinthians 1:2
To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be holy, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ—their Lord and ours:
30. 1 Corinthians 1:10
Divisions in the Church