Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
2 Corinthians 2:17
For I am no peddler of God's message, like most men, but like a man of sincerity, commissioned by God and in his presence, in union with Christ I utter his message.
2 Corinthians 7:11
See how earnest this God-given pain has made you! how eager to clear yourselves, how indignant, how alarmed, how eager to see me, how zealous, how avenging! At every point you have proved that you are clear of this matter.
"Men of Israel, listen to what I say. Jesus of Nazareth, as you know, was a man whom God commended to you by the wonders, portents, and signs that God did right among you through him.
Whoever serves Christ in that way pleases God and gains the approval of men.
Remember me to that veteran Christian, Apelles. Remember me to those who belong to the household of Aristobulus.
1 Corinthians 9:11
If it was we who sowed the spiritual seed among you, is it too much if we reap material benefits from you?
1 Thessalonians 2:3
For our appeal does not rest on a delusion, nor spring from any impure motive; there is no fraud about it.
1 Timothy 2:15
But they will be saved through motherhood, if they continue to have faith and to be loving and holy, and sensible as well.
2 Corinthians 4:2
I disown disgraceful, underhanded ways. I refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's message. It is by the open statement of the truth that I would commend myself to every human conscience in the sight of God.
But God proves his love for us by the fact that Christ died for us when we were still sinners.
2 Corinthians 3:6
and he has qualified me to serve him in the interests of a new agreement, not in writing but of spirit. For what is written kills, but the Spirit gives life.
2 Corinthians 11:23
If they are Christian workers?? am talking like a madman!?? am a better one! with far greater labors, far more imprisonments, vastly worse beatings, and in frequent danger of death.
1 Corinthians 3:5
What is Apollos? Or what is Paul? Just servants through whom you came to have faith, as the Lord gave each of us opportunity.
1 Corinthians 4:1
The right way for a man to think of us is as Christ's servants, and managers authorized to distribute the secret truths of God.
1 Thessalonians 3:2
and I sent my brother Timothy, a servant of God in preaching the good news of the Christ, to strengthen you in your faith
1 Timothy 4:6
If you point this out to the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, living on the principles of the faith and the excellent teaching you have had.
2 Corinthians 12:12
The signs that mark a true apostle were most patiently shown when I was among you, in signs, wonders, and marvels.
It is by your endurance that you will win your souls.
More than that, we ought to glory in our troubles, for we know that trouble produces endurance,
Then, so mighty is his majesty, he will nerve you perfectly with strength for the cheerful exercise of endurance and forbearance in every situation,
1 Thessalonians 5:14
We beg you, brothers, warn the idlers, cheer up the despondent, keep hold of the weak, be patient with everybody.
1 Timothy 6:11
But you, man of God, must fly from these things. Strive for uprightness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.
2 Timothy 3:10
But you have closely followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness,
Therefore, let us too, with such a crowd of witnesses about us, throw off every impediment and the entanglement of sin, and run with determination the race for which we are entered,
So be patient, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer has to wait for the precious crop from the ground, and be patient with it, until it gets the early and the late rains.
I, John, your brother and companion in the distress, the kingdom, and the endurance that Jesus brings, found myself on the island called Patmos, for uttering God's message and testifying to Jesus.
Because you have kept in mind the message of what I endured, I also will keep you safe in the time of testing that is going to come upon the whole world, to test the inhabitants of the earth.
2 Corinthians 4:17
For this slight, momentary trouble is piling up for me an eternal blessedness beyond all comparison,
except that in every town I visit, the holy Spirit warns me that imprisonment and persecution are awaiting me.
At present I am glad to be suffering in your interest, and I am making up in my own person what is lacking in Christ's sufferings for the church, which is his body.
1 Thessalonians 3:3
and encourage you not to be led astray, any of you, in all these troubles. You know yourselves that this is what we must expect,
2 Timothy 1:8
So you must not be ashamed to testify to our Lord, nor be ashamed of me who am in prison for his sake, but join with me in suffering for the good news, through the power of God.
2 Timothy 3:11
my persecutions, my sufferings??he things that happened to me at Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra, the persecutions I endured; yet the Lord brought me safely out of them all.
2 Timothy 4:5
But you must always be composed; do not shrink from hardship; do your work as a missionary, and your whole duty as a minister.
2 Corinthians 11:9
And when I was with you and wanted money, I did not burden any of you, for when the brothers came from Macedonia they supplied what I needed. So I kept myself, as I shall always do, from being a burden to you in any way.
2 Corinthians 12:10
That is why I am pleased with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and difficulties, when they are endured for Christ's sake, for it is when I am weak that I am strong.
You know well enough that these hands of mine provided for my needs and my companions.
1 Corinthians 4:11
To this day we have gone hungry, thirsty, and ill-clad; we have had rough usage, we have had no home,
Not that I have anything to complain of, for I have learned how to be contented with the condition I am in.
2 Corinthians 4:8
I am hard pressed on every side, but never cut off: perplexed, but not driven to despair;
Who can separate us from Christ's love? Can trouble or misfortune or persecution or hunger or destitution or danger or the sword?
1 Thessalonians 3:7
I feel encouraged, brothers, about you, in spite of all my distress and trouble, at your faith,
1 Corinthians 2:3
For my part, I came among you in weakness and with a great deal of fear and trembling,