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 those who stand firm to the End shall be saved.
Those on the rock are the people who on hearing the Message receive it joyfully; but they have no root: for a time they believe, but when trial comes they fall away.
But *I* have prayed for *you* that your faith may not fail, and you, when at last you have come back to your true self, must strengthen your brethren."
As He thus spoke, many became believers in Him.
As the Father has loved me, I have also loved you: continue in my love.
On getting there he was delighted to see the grace which God had bestowed; and he encouraged them all to remain, with fixed resolve, faithful to the Lord.
Everywhere they strengthened the disciples by encouraging them to hold fast to the faith, and warned them saying, "It is through many afflictions that we must make our way into the Kingdom of God."
to those on the one hand who, by lives of persistent right-doing, are striving for glory, honour and immortality, the Life of the Ages;
I am alarmed about you, and am afraid that I have perhaps bestowed labour upon you to no purpose.
You were running the race nobly! Who has interfered and caused you to swerve from the truth?
Let us not abate our courage in doing what is right; for in due time we shall reap a reward, if we do not faint.
1 Thessalonians 3:5
For this reason I also, when I could no longer endure the uncertainty, sent to know the condition of your faith, lest perchance the Tempter might have tempted you and our labour have been lost.
but Christ was faithful as a Son having authority over God's house, and we are that house, if we hold firm to the End the boldness and the hope which we boast of as ours.
Inasmuch, then, as we have in Jesus, the Son of God, a great High Priest who has passed into Heaven itself, let us hold firmly to our profession of faith.
But it is by faith that My righteous servant shall live; and if he shrinks back, My soul takes no pleasure in him."
1 Peter 1:5
whom God in His power is guarding through faith for a salvation that even now stands ready for unveiling at the End of the Age.
2 Peter 2:18
For, while they pour out their frivolous and arrogant talk, they use earthly cravings--every kind of immorality--as a bait to entrap men who are just escaping from the influence of those who live in error.
1 John 2:27
And as for you, the anointing which you received from Him remains within you, and there is no need for any one to teach you. But since His anointing gives you instruction in all things--and is true and is no falsehood--you are continuing in union with Him even as it has taught you to do.
Dismiss your fears concerning all that you are about to suffer. I tell you that the Devil is about to throw some of you into prison that you may be put to the test, and for ten days you will have to endure persecution. Be faithful to the End, even if you have to die, and then I will give you the victor's Wreath of Life.
having the roots of your being firmly planted in Him, and continually building yourselves up in Him, and always being increasingly confirmed in the faith as you were taught it, and abounding in it with thanksgiving.
"Every one who hears these my teachings and acts upon them will be found to resemble a wise man who builds his house upon rock;
He is like a man building a house, who digs and goes deep, and lays the foundation on the rock; and when a flood comes, the torrent bursts upon that house, but is unable to shake it, because it is securely built.
in union with whom the whole fabric, fitted and closely joined together, is growing so as to form a holy sanctuary in the Lord;
I pray that Christ may make His home in your hearts through your faith; so that having your roots deep and your foundations strong, in love, you may become mighty to grasp the idea,
Dependent on Him, the whole body--its various parts closely fitting and firmly adhering to one another-- grows by the aid of every contributory link, with power proportioned to the need of each individual part, so as to build itself up in a spirit of love.
If any one does not continue in me, he is like the unfruitful branch which is at once thrown away and then withers up. Such branches they gather up and throw into the fire and they are burned.
But even the sacrifice of my life I count as nothing, if only I may perfect my earthly course, and be faithful to the duty which the Lord Jesus has entrusted to me of proclaiming, as of supreme importance, the Good News of God's grace.
1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my dear brethren, be firm, unmovable, busily occupied at all times in the Lord's work, knowing that your toil is not fruitless in the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 3:3
that none of you might be unnerved by your present trials: for you yourselves know that they are our appointed lot.
Now there were Jews residing in Jerusalem, devout men from every part of the world.
And in no other is the great salvation to be found; for, in fact, there is no second name under Heaven that has been given among men through which we are to be saved."
I have been appointed to serve the Church in the position of responsibility entrusted to me by God for your benefit, so that I may fully deliver God's Message--
For Judas was reckoned as one of our number, and a share in this ministry was allotted to him."
But rise, and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for the very purpose of appointing you My servant and My witness both as to the things you have already seen and as to those in which I will appear to you.
that I should be a minister of Christ Jesus among the Gentiles, doing priestly duties in connexion with God's Good News so that the sacrifice--namely the Gentiles--may be acceptable to Him, being (as it is)
1 Corinthians 4:1
As for us Apostles, let any one take this view of us--we are Christ's officers, and stewards of God's secret truths.
2 Corinthians 3:6
It is He also who has made us competent to serve Him in connexion with a new Covenant, which is not a written code but a Spirit; for the written code inflicts death, but the Spirit gives Life.
2 Corinthians 4:1
Therefore, being engaged in this service and being mindful of the mercy which has been shown us, we are not cowards.
2 Corinthians 5:18
And all this is from God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Christ, and has appointed us to serve in the ministry of reconciliation.
2 Corinthians 6:1
And you also we, as God's fellow workers, entreat not to be found to have received His grace to no purpose.
2 Corinthians 11:23
Are they servants of Christ? (I speak as if I were out of my mind.)
in which I have been appointed to serve, in virtue of the work which God, in the exercise of His power within me, has graciously entrusted to me.
1 Timothy 1:12
I am thankful to Him who made me strong--even Christ Jesus our Lord--because He has judged me to be faithful and has put me into His service,
1 Timothy 2:7
and of which I have been appointed a herald and an Apostle (I am speaking the truth: it is not a fiction)
2 Timothy 1:11
of which I have been appointed a preacher, Apostle and teacher, to the Gentiles.
2 Timothy 4:5
But as for you, you must exercise habitual self-control, and not live a self-indulgent life, but do the duty of an evangelist and fully discharge the obligations of your office.
But the proclamation of the Good News must be carried to all the Gentiles before the End comes.
They will come from east and west, from north and south, and will sit down at the banquet in the Kingdom of God.
I thank my God, I say, for your cooperation in spreading the Good News, from the time it first came to you even until now.