2 Thessalonians 2:15: “Stand firm . . .”
 So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter.
1 Corinthians 11:2: “Hold fast”
I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I have delivered them to you.
The Church as the foundation:
1 Timothy 3:15: “But if I should be delayed”
 if I am delayed, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and bulwark of the truth.
John 6:51-55: “I am the living bread”
 I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live for ever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh.”
The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”
 So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you;
 he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
 For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.