Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Bible References


1 Thessalonians 2:14
For you brothers became imitators of the churches of God in Judea, which are in [fellowship with] Christ, for you people also suffered the same things from your own countrymen that they did from the Jews,
1 Corinthians 4:16
So, I urge you to imitate my lifestyle.
1 Corinthians 11:1
You people should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ.
2 Corinthians 8:5
And they did not [just] do as we had hoped, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and [then] to us through the will of God.
Philippians 3:17
Brothers, you people should join together in imitating me, and take note of those who are following my example.
2 Thessalonians 3:9
[We did this], not because we did not have a right [to support], but so we could become an example for you to imitate.

And of

Matthew 16:24
Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone wants to be my follower, he should deny self [i.e., of always having its own way] and lift up his cross [of responsibility] and [then he can] become my follower.
John 8:12
So, Jesus spoke to them again [i.e., to the Jewish authorities. See 7:45], saying, "I am the light of the world. The person who becomes my follower will never live in [spiritual] darkness, but have the light of [i.e., for his] life [i.e., followers of Jesus will not live in error and sin but in truth and righteousness]."
John 13:13
You call me 'Teacher,' and 'Lord,' and you are right in doing so because that is who I am.
Ephesians 5:1
So, as dearly loved children, you people should [try to] be like God.
1 Peter 3:13
And who do you think would [try to] hurt you if you become enthusiastic for doing what is right?
3 John 1:11
Dear [friend], do not imitate what is evil, but [only] what is good. The person who does what is good is [a child] of God; the one who does evil has not seen God [spiritually].


1 Thessalonians 2:13
And because of this we also thank God continually that, when you people received the message of God, which you heard from us, you did not accept it as a message from [mere] human beings, but as it truly is, the message from God, which is at work in you believers.
1 Thessalonians 3:2
and so we [i.e., I] sent Timothy, our brother and God's fellow-worker in [the ministry of] the Gospel, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith,
Mark 10:29
Jesus said, "Truly I tell you, no one who has left his house, or brothers, or sisters, or mother, or father, or children or property for my sake and the Gospel's sake [i.e., to become a servant of the Lord],
Acts 17:5
But [other] Jews became jealous and, recruiting certain ungodly riffraff, they gathered a mob and brought the city to near-riot conditions. They [even] attacked Jason's house and attempted to bring Paul and Silas before the [assembly of] people.
2 Corinthians 8:1
Now, brothers, we want you to know about the favor God has given to the churches in Macedonia.
2 Thessalonians 1:4
Therefore, we ourselves speak proudly about you among the churches of God because of your steadfastness and faith amid all the persecutions and afflictions that you are enduring.

With joy

John 14:16
"And I will ask the Father and He will give you another Helper [i.e., besides me], who will be with you forever.
Acts 5:41
When the apostles left the Council meeting, they were rejoicing over being considered worthy to suffer [such] shame for the name [of Jesus].
Acts 9:31
So, the church throughout all of Judea, Galilee and Samaria was multiplied in number, enjoyed peace, was built up [spiritually] and lived in awe of the Lord and was comforted by the Holy Spirit.
Acts 13:52
But the [newly won] disciples [of the Lord] were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.
Romans 5:3
And not only this, but we also rejoice in our troubles, knowing that [experiencing] troubles produces endurance;
Romans 8:16
The Holy Spirit Himself bears testimony [along] with our [human] spirit that we are the children of God.
Romans 15:13
May God, [the source] of hope, fill you with complete joy and peace as you believe [in Christ], so that you may have an abundance of hope in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Galatians 5:22
But the fruit produced by the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness,
Hebrews 10:34
For you showed sympathy for those who were in prison and accepted it joyfully when your [own] possessions were taken away, [because] you knew that you yourselves had a better and more permanent possession [in heaven].
1 Peter 1:6
Because of this you can be very joyous, even though it is necessary for you to have suffered many trials for a little while.

General references

1 Corinthians 4:16
So, I urge you to imitate my lifestyle.