Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
Judas and Silas were themselves prophets, and gave the brothers much encouragement and strength by their words.
After spending some time there, he started out again, and traveled systematically through Galatia and Phrygia, reassuring all the disciples.
1 Corinthians 1:8
and at the Day of our Lord Jesus Christ he will insure your complete vindication.
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 Peter 5:10
And God, the giver of all mercy, who through your union with Christ has called you to his eternal glory, after you have suffered a little while will himself make you perfect, steadfast, and strong.
When he reached there and saw the favor God had shown them, he was delighted, and encouraged them all to be resolute and steadfast in their devotion to the Lord,
and after the congregation had broken up, many of the Jews and the devout converts to Judaism went away with Paul and Barnabas, and they talked with them, and urged them to rely on the favor of God.
So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, "If you abide by what I teach, you are really disciples of mine,
You must remain united to me and I will remain united to you. Just as no branch can bear fruit by itself unless it remains united to the vine, you cannot unless you remain united to me.
Dear friends, I was just on the point of writing to you about our common salvation, when it became necessary for me to write and appeal to you to come to the defense of the faith that has once for all been intrusted to God's people.
One brother will give up another to death, and a father his child, and children will turn against their parents, and have them put to death.
Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone wants to go with me, he must disregard himself and take his cross and follow me.
But it is you who have stood by me in my trials.
Did not the Christ have to suffer thus before entering upon his glory?"
Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will preserve it for eternal life.
"I have told you this to keep you from faltering.
and if children, heirs also; heirs of God, and fellow-heirs with Christ, if we really share his sufferings in order to share his glory too.
1 Thessalonians 3:4
for when we were with you, we told you beforehand that we were going to have trouble, and it came true, as you know.
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 2:11
How true those words are! "If we have died with him, we will live with him!
2 Timothy 3:12
But everyone who wants to live a godly life as a follower of Christ Jesus will be persecuted,
1 Peter 4:12
Dear friends, do not be surprised that a test of fire is being applied to you, as though a strange thing were happening to you,
Do not be afraid of what you are going to suffer. See! The devil is going to put some of you into prison to be tested there, and for ten days to endure persecution. Prove faithful even unto death and I will give you the crown of life.
I said to him, "You know, my lord." He said to me, "They are the people who come through the great persecution, who have washed their robes white in the blood of the Lamb.