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Saturday, January 24, 2015

God's church as described in the Holy Bible

Church defined by the Bible are the believers, not the building




2 Corinthians 6 (KJV)
16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

So when someone tries to guilt you out for not coming to service, don't pay any attention to it. Fellowship with the believers is very important. Church can happen in your own home. Break bread with your brothers and in sisters in Christ beyond man made temples. For we are the temples of the living God.God dwells in us and walks with us every time and every where. ~ Karmen




Acts 17 (KJV)
24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; 25 Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

God is in Heaven. He does not dwell in church buildings. If you are baptized and are practicing holiness and righteousness, his Holy Spirit lives in you. ~ Karmen






1 Corinthians 3 (KJV)
16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. 18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.


1 Corinthians 12 (KJV)
12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. 14 For the body is not one member, but many.




Ephesians 5 (KJV)
22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.  
23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.  
24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.  
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;




Acts 2 (KJV)
47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.  




Acts 11 (KJV)
26 And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.  




Matthew 28 (KJV)
18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 





19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.  




Matthew 18 (KJV)
20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.  




Acts 14 (KJV)
27 And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles. 
28 And there they abode long time with the disciples.  

Can you gather a building? ~ Karmen





Colossians 1 (KJV)

18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence (supremacy).





28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.  




1 Timothy 3 (KJV)
15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.


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