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The Great Discourse

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I. The Church

Matthew 12:48 - But he answered and said to him who told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brothers?

Matthew 12:49 - And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brothers!

Luke 8:21 - And he answered and said to them, My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God, and do it.

Matthew 12:50 - For whoever shall do the will of my Father who is in heaven is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Mark 3:33 - And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brothers?

Mark 3:34 - And he looked around at those who sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brothers!

Mark 3:35 - For whoever shall do the will of God is my brother, and my sister, and mother.

John 3:23 - And John also was baptizing in Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there: and people came, and were baptized.

John 3:24 - For John had not yet been cast into prison.

John 13:35 - By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.

Luke 12:32 - Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Matthew 5:13 - You are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost its taste, with what shall it be salted? it is no longer good for anything, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot by men.

Matthew 5:14 - You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.

Matthew 18:18 - Truly I say to you, Whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

John 20:23 - If you forgive the sins of any one, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any one, they are retained.

Matthew 18:19 - Again I say to you, That if two of you shall agree on earth about anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them by my Father who is in heaven.

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

Matthew 5:15 - Nor do men light a lamp, and put it under a bushel, but on a lampstand; and it gives light to all who are in the house.

Matthew 16:18 - And I say also to you, That you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.

Matthew 16:19 - And I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Mark 12:10 - Have you not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone:

Luke 11:23 - He who is not with me is against me: and he who does not gather with me scatters.

John 17:20 - I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who shall believe in me through their word;

John 17:21 - That they all may be one; as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that you have sent me.

Matthew 24:22 - And unless those days had been cut short, no flesh would be saved: but for the sake of the elect those days shall be cut short.

Matthew 24:31 - And he shall send out his angels with a great call of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

Matthew 13:20 - The seed sown upon stony places is he who hears the word, and immediately receives it with joy;

Mark 13:27 - And then he shall send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the remotest part of the earth to the remotest part of heaven.

Matthew 18:17 - And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church: but if he even refuses to hear the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax gatherer.

The House

Matthew 21:13 - And said to them, It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer; but you have made it a den of robbers.

Mark 11:17 - And he taught, saying to them, Is it not written, My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations? but you have made it a den of robbers.

John 2:16 - And said to those who sold doves, Take these things away; do not make my Father's house a house of merchandise.

Luke 19:46 - Saying to them, It is written, My house shall be a house of prayer: but you have made it a den of thieves.

Matthew 23:16 - Woe to you, blind guides, who say, Whoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!

Matthew 23:17 - You blind fools: which is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifies the gold?

Matthew 23:18 - And, Whoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gift that is upon it, he is obligated.

Matthew 23:19 - You blind fools: which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift?

Matthew 23:20 - Therefore, whoever shall swear by the altar, swears by it, and by all things on it.

Matthew 23:21 - And whoever shall swear by the temple, swears by it, and by him who dwells in it.