The Church is Not Brick and Mortar


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1 Corinthians 3:9   For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building. 
 
Commentary: God lives IN us.


Ephesians 2:21   In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: 

Commentary: Collectively the individual believers grow into a fit temple. This will be abundantly demonstrated after the Lord returns.


 
Hebrews 9:11   But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; 
 

1 Corinthians 3:16   Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 
 
1 Corinthians 3:17   If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. 
 
1 Corinthians 6:19   What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 
 

2 Corinthians 6:16   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. 
 
Acts 2:47   Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved. 
 
Acts 7:38   This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us: 

 
Commentary: Is there any construction going on in the wilderness? In the Mount Sinai?



Acts 8:3   As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison. 
 
Romans 16:5   Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my well beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ. 
 
1 Corinthians 16:19   The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house. 

 


THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH

Ephesians 1:22-23   And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 
Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all. 
 



THE LOCAL CHURCH

Colossians 4:15   Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house. 
 
Philemon 1:2   And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in thy house: 



THE LORD’s VIEWPOINT on CONSTRUCTION

Acts 7:48-50   Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet, 
 
Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest? 
 
Hath not my hand made all these things? 

Acts 17:24   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; 
 
Acts 17:25   Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; 

Commentary: Does the Lord NEED anything from us?  Submission is what he wants.




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