Psalms 16:3: What do we value most? Is it like what the psalmist says noble ones are majestic? My delight is in them. Doing everything out of the joy of the Lord, love for Him.
1. Church is a place of sacrifice. Hebrews 11:24-27: Moses refused to be in the palace. Moses chose to suffer affliction to be with the people of God. 2 Corinthians 8:5: First they gave themselves to the Lord and to us by the will of God. Hebrews 10:25: not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near. 2 Samuel 24:24: David said for I will not offer burnt offerings to the LORD my God which cost me nothing.
2. Church will flourish by we live as examples. 1 Timothy 4:12: Being an example to others younger to us. 2 Thessalonians 3:7,9: Offering ourselves as a model to others. 1 Timothy 2:9: Women to adorn themselves modestly and discreetly.
3. Building up one another. Romans 14:13,15,19-21: Not putting a stumbling block or obstacle in my brothers way. Pursue things that make for peace and building up one another. Do not tear down the work of God for the sake of food. 21: Not doing anything by which your brother stumbles. Hebrews 10:24: Let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds.
Acts 20:35: Helping one another and remember what Jesus said it is more blessed to give than to receive. Dying to ourselves. Building in the Lord, abiding in Jesus and bearing fruit through abiding in Jesus.
Hebrews 12:28: Since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude so we may offer to God. Thanking God in all situations. Having a thankful heart for the church, all brothers and sisters, then I can help in building the church.