Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
1 Peter 4:19
let those then, whom God calls to sufferings, by virtue recommend their souls to him, as to a creator, who will make good his promise.
1 Peter 3:17
for since it is the will of heaven you should suffer, it is better you should suffer for your virtue, than for any crimes.
where they resided a whole year with that church, and instructed abundance of disciples, and these disciples were the first that were denominated Christians.
but Agrippa reply'd to Paul, you almost persuade me I shall be a christian!
Wherefore I desire that you be not dejected at the tribulations I am under for your sake, which are matter of glory to you.
Let him not
agreeably to that expectation and persuasion I have, that I shall not labour in vain; but as I always have, so I shall still glorify Christ in my body, whether it be by life or by death: for if I live, I live to Christ;
2 Timothy 1:12
yet I am not ashamed, for I know in whom I have confided, and I am persuaded he is able to keep what I have committed to him against that day.
having Jesus in our view, the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down on the right hand of the throne of God.
let us therefore decamp, and bear the reproach of following his example: