The word “church” is found 126 times in the Old and New Testament. The image below reveals the locations of each occurrence. This cool graph starts with Genesis in the top left and ends with Revelation in the bottom right.
Here are the 30 most powerful Bible scriptures on church growth.
Praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
“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.”
“And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”
1 Corinthians 3:11
For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was being built up. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it multiplied.
1 Chronicles 16:29
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering and come before him! Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.
1 Peter 2:2
Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation.
1 Timothy 4:13
Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching.
2 Corinthians 9:7
Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.
2 Timothy 4:2
Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.
But the word of God increased and multiplied.
So Peter was kept in prison, but earnest prayer for him was made to God by the church.
And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.
And great fear came upon the whole church and upon all who heard of these things.
And more than ever believers were added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women.
So as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.
To equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.
Until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
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.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
For when they are humbled you say, “It is because of pride”; but he saves the lowly.
“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.”
“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
A Song of Ascents. Of David. I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!”
He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.