Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain.
And Paul had a vision in the night; a man of Macedonia came, requesting him, and saying, Come over into Macedonia and give us help.
And the Lord said to Paul in the night, in a vision, Have no fear and go on preaching:
And the night after, the Lord came to his side and said, Be of good heart, for as you have been witnessing for me in Jerusalem, so will you be my witness in Rome.
When they saw the grace which was given to me, James and Cephas and John, who had the name of being pillars, gave to me and Barnabas their right hands as friends so that we might go to the Gentiles, and they to the circumcision;
To give the revelation of his Son in me, so that I might give the news of him to the Gentiles; then I did not take the opinion of flesh and blood,
And when they came to Jerusalem, they had a meeting with the church and the Apostles and the rulers, and they gave an account of all the things which God had done through them.
1 Corinthians 1:23
But we give the good news of Christ on the cross, a hard thing to the Jews, and a foolish thing to the Gentiles;
1 Corinthians 2:2
For I had made the decision to have knowledge of nothing among you but only of Jesus Christ on the cross.
But from those who seemed to be important (whatever they were has no weight with me: God does not take man's person into account): those who seemed to be important gave nothing new to me;
Dead flies make the oil of the perfumer give out an evil smell; more valued is a little wisdom than the great glory of the foolish.
But one of the Sanhedrin, a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a man of learning in the law, of whom all the people had a high opinion, got up and made a suggestion for the men to be put outside for a little time.
So take him to your hearts in the Lord with all joy, and give honour to such as he is:
See, I send you out as sheep among wolves. Be then as wise as snakes, and as gentle as doves.
1 Corinthians 9:26
So then I am running, not uncertainly; so I am fighting, not as one who gives blows in the air:
Offering the word of life; so that I may have glory in you in the day of Christ, because my running was not for nothing and my work was not without effect.
1 Thessalonians 3:5
For this reason, when I was no longer able to keep quiet, I sent to get news of your faith, fearing that you might be tested by the Evil One and that our work might come to nothing.
1 Corinthians 15:14
And if Christ did not come again from the dead, then our good news and your faith in it are of no effect.