This Christmas season, join Max Lucado in this heartwarming celebration of Christmas. You can receive the devotional in English or Spanish.
32 Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God—
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5 (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?)
28 And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues.
15 if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.
22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church,
10 His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms,
21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.
24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
29 After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church—
32 This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church.
18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.
24 Now I rejoice in what I am suffering for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church.
47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
11 Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.
3 But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off both men and women and put them in prison.
12 It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them.
5 So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him.
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,[a] which he bought with his own blood.[b]
9 For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
13 For you have heard of my previous way of life in Judaism, how intensely I persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy it.