Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention.
Then they went out from the presence of the Sanhedrin, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to be dishonored on behalf of the Name.
and from there to Philippi,
a Roman colony, which is a leading city of that district of Macedonia. We stayed in that city for a number of days.
2 Timothy 1:12
and that is why I suffer
these things. But I am not ashamed, because I know the One I have believed in and am persuaded that He is able to guard what has been entrusted to me until that day.
and others experienced mockings and scourgings, as well as bonds and imprisonment.
keeping our eyes on Jesus,
the source and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that lay before Him endured a cross and despised the shame and has sat down at the right hand of God’s throne.
1 Peter 2:14
or to governors as those sent out by him to punish those who do what is evil and to praise those who do what is good.
Then some from what is called the Freedmen’s Synagogue, composed of both Cyrenians and Alexandrians, and some from Cilicia and Asia, came forward and disputed with Stephen.
came down from Judea and began to teach the brothers: “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom prescribed by Moses, you cannot be saved!”
As usual, Paul went to the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days reasoned with them from the Scriptures,
Then he entered the synagogue and spoke boldly over a period of three months, engaging in discussion and trying to persuade them about the things of the kingdom of God.
Just one thing: Live your life
in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or am absent, I will hear about you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind, working side by side for the faith that comes from the gospel,
For I want you to know how great a struggle
I have for you, for those in Laodicea, and for all who have not seen me in person.
Dear friends, although I was eager to write you about the salvation we share,
I found it necessary to write and exhort you to contend for the faith that was delivered to the saints once for all.