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124 Bible Verses About Serving the Church

Here are 124 Bible verses about serving the church from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

1 Peter 4:10-11 KJV

As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

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Colossians 3:23-24 KJV

And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

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Galatians 6:10 KJV

And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

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Acts 20:28 KJV

As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

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Ephesians 4:11-16 KJV

Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

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Psalms 100:2 KJV

And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

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Hebrews 13:17 KJV

Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

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2 Timothy 2:15 KJV

Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

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1 Corinthians 12:4-11 KJV

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

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Ephesians 4:12 KJV

Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

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1 Timothy 4:14 KJV

For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

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1 Peter 4:10 KJV

Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.

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1 Peter 5:2 KJV

As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

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1 Peter 2:9 KJV

Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;

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Mark 10:45 KJV

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

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Galatians 5:13 KJV

For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

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1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 KJV

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

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Hebrews 10:25 KJV

And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves.

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Luke 6:38 KJV

Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

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Ephesians 4:11 KJV

Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

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Romans 12:11 KJV

And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

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Acts 20:35 KJV

Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

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2 Timothy 2:2 KJV

I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

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Matthew 20:28 KJV

And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

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Galatians 3:28 KJV

Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

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Isaiah 40:31 KJV

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

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Hebrews 6:10 KJV

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

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Titus 1:5-9 KJV

For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.

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Matthew 6:33 KJV

For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee: If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly. For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre; But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate; Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.

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Hebrews 10:24-25 KJV

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

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Ephesians 3:20-21 KJV

And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

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1 Timothy 5:17 KJV

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

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Mark 9:35 KJV

Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

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Philippians 2:4 KJV

And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.

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John 13:15 KJV

Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

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Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV

For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.

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1 Peter 3:7 KJV

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

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Acts 1:8 KJV

Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

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Luke 4:8 KJV

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

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Matthew 25:40 KJV

And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

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Matthew 22:36-40 KJV

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

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2 Timothy 3:16-17 KJV

Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

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Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

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Galatians 6:2 KJV

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

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Acts 2:42 KJV

Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

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Matthew 23:11 KJV

And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

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Hebrews 13:15 KJV

But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.

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Romans 16:17 KJV

By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

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Philippians 1:1 KJV

Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.

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Ephesians 2:10 KJV

Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:

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2 Corinthians 4:5 KJV

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

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1 Corinthians 12:12 KJV

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.

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Romans 12:9-13 KJV

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.

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James 5:14 KJV

Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

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James 1:27 KJV

Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:

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Romans 12:13 KJV

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

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John 12:26 KJV

Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

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Proverbs 22:9 KJV

If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.

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1 Chronicles 28:9 KJV

He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.

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Galatians 6:9 KJV

And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.

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Matthew 6:24 KJV

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

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Acts 20:17 KJV

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

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Matthew 28:18-20 KJV

And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the church.

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1 Corinthians 12:13 KJV

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

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Romans 12:5 KJV

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.

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Romans 12:1 KJV

So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

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Romans 6:16 KJV

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

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Matthew 5:16 KJV

Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

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Hebrews 13:16 KJV

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

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Titus 1:9 KJV

But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

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Colossians 1:24 KJV

Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.

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1 Corinthians 13:1 KJV

Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:

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Proverbs 19:17 KJV

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

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1 Peter 2:9-10 KJV

He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.

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1 Timothy 5:17-18 KJV

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

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Ephesians 4:4 KJV

Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine. For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.

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John 15:12 KJV

There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;

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Isaiah 6:8 KJV

This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

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1 John 3:17 KJV

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

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1 Timothy 3:2 KJV

But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

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Ephesians 5:23 KJV

A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

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John 3:16-17 KJV

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.

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Matthew 16:19 KJV

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

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Psalms 122:1 KJV

And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

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Deuteronomy 15:11 KJV

I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.

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Revelation 1:1 KJV

For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.

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Jeremiah 33:3 KJV

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

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Joshua 24:15 KJV

Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

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Hebrews 9:14 KJV

And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

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2 Corinthians 11:28 KJV

How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

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Romans 15:6 KJV

Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.

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Revelation 7:15 KJV

That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Colossians 1:25 KJV

Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.

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1 Corinthians 12:7 KJV

Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;

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Psalms 2:11 KJV

But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

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2 Corinthians 11:8 KJV

Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

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1 Corinthians 7:17 KJV

I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you service.

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Luke 10:40 KJV

But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.

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Luke 2:37 KJV

And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.

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1 Corinthians 12:18 KJV

But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.

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Ephesians 5:25 KJV

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

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1 Corinthians 4:17 KJV

For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every church.

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Philippians 1:5 KJV

For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;

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1 Corinthians 12:27 KJV

Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

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Ephesians 6:7 KJV

With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:

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Malachi 3:18 KJV

Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

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1 Corinthians 12:15 KJV

If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?

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Romans 12:4 KJV

For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:

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Romans 1:9 KJV

For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;

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1 Corinthians 12:5 KJV

And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.

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1 Peter 4:17 KJV

For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

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Acts 6:2 KJV

Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.

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2 Corinthians 5:13 KJV

For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause.

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Acts 20:19 KJV

Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews:

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1 Timothy 3:10 KJV

And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.

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1 Timothy 5:20 KJV

Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.

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1 Timothy 3:5 KJV

(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

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1 Corinthians 14:33 KJV

For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

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Ephesians 4:5 KJV

One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

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Romans 16:18 KJV

For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

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Acts 16:5 KJV

And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily.

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Luke 21:13 KJV

And it shall turn to you for a testimony.

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Hebrews 13:10 KJV

We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.

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1 Corinthians 12:28 KJV

And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

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Romans 12:7 KJV

Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;

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1 Corinthians 9:13 KJV

Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple? and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar?

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