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.
they being also prophets, they consolated and confirm'd the brethren by several discourses.
after he had stay'd there some time, he departed and pass'd through all Galatia and Phrygia, where he encourag'd the disciples.
1 Corinthians 1:8
and God will confirm you to the end, that ye may be unaccused in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 3:2
a minister of God, and our collegue in preaching the gospel of Christ, that by establishing you in the faith, and by his exhortations,
1 Peter 5:10
but may the all-gracious God, who has called us to eternal glory, perfect, confirm, fortify, and settle you, during the short interval of your sufferings.
who upon his arrival there, was glad to see such effects of the divine grace, and exhorted them all to remain firmly attach'd to the christian profession:
when the assembly was separated, many Jews and religious proselytes followed after, to whom the apostles address'd themselves, and exhorted them to persevere in the divine dispensation.
Jesus said therefore to those Jews who believed on him, if you adhere to my doctrine, then will you be my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth,
be attach'd to me, and I shall be so to you. as the branch cannot bear fruit of it self, except it be attach'd to the vine: so neither can you, except you continue attach'd to me.
provided you continue well-grounded and settled in the faith, and do not abandon that hope which has been offer'd to you by the gospel, and is proclaim'd to all mankind; of which I Paul am made a minister.
My beloved, as I was strongly bent upon writing to you of our common salvation, I thought it necessary to write to you at present, and exhort you to contend earnestly for the faith, which was once delivered to the saints.
then the brother shall betray his brother to death, and the father his child: and children shall rise up against their parents, and be the instruments of their death.
Then addressing himself to his disciples, if any man, said he, would follow me, let him renounce himself, take up his cross, and so follow me.
but since you did not abandon me in my trials,
was not the Messiah to have suffer'd thus, and after that enter into his glory?
he that loveth his life, shall lose it: but he that sacrifices his life in this world, shall preserve it to eternity.
I have told you these things that ye may not be discouraged.
and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; although we now suffer with him, that we may also be glorified with him.
1 Thessalonians 3:4
and even when we were with you, we foretold you, that we should be persecuted, as you know it happen'd.
2 Timothy 1:8
be not therefore asham'd of the testimony of the Lord, nor of me who am a prisoner upon his account. but share with me in the afflictions, which attend the gospel, supported as you are by the power of God,
2 Timothy 2:11
it is an undoubted truth, that if we die for him, we shall live with him:
2 Timothy 3:12
and those who will live like Christians, shall generally suffer persecution.
1 Peter 4:12
My dear brethren, don't be surpriz'd at your being brought as it were to the test of fire; as if some strange thing had happen'd to you.
fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
my Lord, answer'd I, you can tell. and he said to me, these are they who came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the lamb.