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.
Both Judas and Silas, who were prophets themselves, encouraged and strengthened the brothers with a long speech.
After he spent some time there, Paul left and went through the region of Galatia and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples.
Strengthen the hands that have gone limp, steady the knees that shake!
1 Corinthians 1:8
He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 3:2
We sent Timothy, our brother and fellow worker for God in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen you and encourage you about your faith,
1 Peter 5:10
And, after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace who called you to his eternal glory in Christ will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
When he came and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with devoted hearts,
When the meeting of the synagogue had broken up, many of the Jews and God-fearing proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who were speaking with them and were persuading them to continue in the grace of God.
Then Jesus said to those Judeans who had believed him, "If you continue to follow my teaching, you are really my disciples
Remain in me, and I will remain in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it remains in the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in me.
if indeed you remain in the faith, established and firm, without shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard. This gospel has also been preached in all creation under heaven, and I, Paul, have become its servant.
Dear friends, although I have been eager to write to you about our common salvation, I now feel compelled instead to write to encourage you to contend earnestly for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.
"Brother will hand over brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rise against parents and have them put to death.
Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone wants to become my follower, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.
"You are the ones who have remained with me in my trials.
Wasn't it necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and enter into his glory?"
The one who loves his life destroys it, and the one who hates his life in this world guards it for eternal life.
"I have told you all these things so that you will not fall away.
And if children, then heirs (namely, heirs of God and also fellow heirs with Christ) -- if indeed we suffer with him so we may also be glorified with him.
1 Thessalonians 3:4
For in fact when we were with you, we were telling you in advance that we would suffer affliction, and so it has happened, as you well know.
2 Timothy 1:8
So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me, a prisoner for his sake, but by God's power accept your share of suffering for the gospel.
2 Timothy 2:11
This saying is trustworthy: If we died with him, we will also live with him.
2 Timothy 3:12
Now in fact all who want to live godly lives in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
1 Peter 4:12
Dear friends, do not be astonished that a trial by fire is occurring among you, as though something strange were happening to you.
Do not be afraid of the things you are about to suffer. The devil is about to have some of you thrown into prison so you may be tested, and you will experience suffering for ten days. Remain faithful even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown that is life itself.
So I said to him, "My lord, you know the answer." Then he said to me, "These are the ones who have come out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb!
The archers will attack him, they will shoot at him and oppose him.