Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
but he that shall persevere unto the end, shall be preserved.
by the stony ground is understood such persons as receive indeed the doctrines they hear, with joy: but for want of resolution, believe only occasionally, and desert when the trial comes.
but as for thee, I have pray'd that you faith may not fail. do you in return establish thy brethren.
upon this discourse many believed on him.
as the father has loved me, and I have loved you: so do you persevere in your love to me.
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:
encouraging the disciples, exhorting them to persevere in the faith, representing that it is thro' much tribulation that we must enter into the kingdom of God.
who by patient continuance in well doing, seek for glory, honour, and immortality;
you make me apprehensive, that the labour I have bestowed upon you will be all in vain.
You set out well in your course: who hath obstructed your progress in the truth?
let us then not be weary in doing good, for in due season we shall reap, if we be not tired.
1 Thessalonians 3:5
not being able therefore to wait any longer, I sent Timothy to know the state of your faith, for fear the tempter should have seduc'd you, and all our labour have prov'd abortive.
but Christ govern'd his own house in quality of son and heir, and 'tis we that are his house, provided we stedfastly persevere unto the end in the publick profession of that hope, in virtue of which we glory.
who is passed into the heavens, Jesus the son of God, let us hold fast our profession. for we have
the just shall have life by trusting in me, but if he revolt, he will be the object of my displeasure.
1 Peter 1:5
whom the divine power preserves through faith for that salvation, which is going to be made manifest in the latter time.
2 Peter 2:18
when their language swells with vanity, by applying to the sensual passions of the licentious, they allure those who were escap'd for a while, from such deceivers:
1 John 2:27
but as the unction which ye have received from him, abides in you, you don't need any instruction: being then fully instructed by his unction, which is true and not fallacious, adhere to what that has taught 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.
being firmly attach'd to, and founded upon him: establishing yourselves in the faith you have been taught, and being thankful for the improvement you make therein.
therefore, whoever heareth these instructions of mine, and puts them in practice, I will compare him to the prudent man, who built his house upon a rock:
he is like a man who in building a house, digg'd deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: an inundation came, the current beat impetuously upon that house, but could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
on which the whole structure rises with symmetry into a temple, consecrated by the Lord:
so that your souls may be possess'd with faith in Christ.
from which the whole body fitly framed, and compacted by the entire adherence and contribution of every part performing its respective function, increases and improves itself by the mutual concern of the parts.
if a man abide not in me, he is cast away as withered branches that are gather'd up to be thrown into the fire, where they are burned.
things that little affect me, nor is life so much my concern, as to finish my course, and the charge I receiv'd from the Lord Jesus, to attest the declaration of the divine favour.
1 Corinthians 15:58
therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye inflexibly steady, and continually surpass others in the work of the Lord, knowing that he will not leave your christian labour unrewarded.
1 Thessalonians 3:3
none of you might be stagger'd by these persecutions: for you know that we are destin'd to suffer.
now many devout Jews were residing at Jerusalem, who came from all quarters of the world.
salvation is not to be had by any other: for there is no other name under heaven given to men whereby we can be saved.
of which I have been established a minister, according to the charge which God has given me to preach his gospel faithfully among you. ---
he was of our number, and shared in the functions of this ministry.
but rise upright upon thy feet: for I have appear'd to thee in order to establish you my minister in testifying both what you have seen, and what I shall hereafter show to you,
to be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, officiating the gospel of God, that the Gentiles might be made an acceptable offering, being sanctified by the holy spirit.
1 Corinthians 4:1
Let men consider us, as the ministers of Christ, who dispense the divine mysteries.
2 Corinthians 3:6
who also hath enabled me to be a minister of the new covenant, not of the literal sense, but of the spiritual meaning: it is the letter that denounces death, but the spirit gives life.
2 Corinthians 4:1
Therefore, having by the divine favour such a ministry, I exert myself:
2 Corinthians 5:18
Now this is all owing to God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath made us the ministers of this reconciliation;
2 Corinthians 6:1
Invested then with such a commission, I beseech you let not the offers of divine favour be made to you in vain.
2 Corinthians 11:23
so am I: are they ministers of Christ? is it my vanity? I am more so: in toilsome labours I surpass them, in stripes I am exceedingly beyond them, in prisons I have been oftner, and frequently in the very jaws of death.
of this I was made a minister, according to the gracious gift God bestowed on me, by the effectual operation of his influence:
1 Timothy 1:12
I offer thanks to Jesus Christ our Lord, who qualified me for the ministry he has plac'd me in, for having appointed me to such a trust,
1 Timothy 2:7
for this I was establish'd a herald and an apostle, I speak the truth without disguise, a doctor to instruct the Gentiles in the true faith.
2 Timothy 1:11
For this I was establish'd the herald, the apostle, and doctor of the Gentiles. this has drawn upon me the evils I suffer.
2 Timothy 4:5
be you then entirely upon the watch: be insensible to toil: perform the work of an evangelist, and discharge your ministerial function.
but the gospel must first be published among all nations.
yet some shall come from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south, and shall be entertain'd in the kingdom of God.
from the first day to the present time. being persuaded that