And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved. And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. (Acts 2:47, 42)

…and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all (Eph.1:22, 23)

…you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit (Eph.2:22)

Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church (Eph.5:25-27)