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 a vision was shown to Paul in the night: There stood a man of Macedonia, asking him, saying, Come over into Macedonia and help us.
Then the Lord spoke to Paul in the night by a vision, Do not be afraid, but speak and do not be silent,
And the night following the Lord stood by him and said, Be of good cheer, Paul, for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou also bear witness at Rome.
and when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship that we should go unto the Gentiles, and they unto the circumcision.
to reveal his Son in me that I might preach him among the Gentiles, immediately I did not confer with flesh and blood,
And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received by the congregation and by the apostles and elders, and they declared all the things that God had done with them.
1 Corinthians 1:23
but we preach Christ crucified, , unto the Jews a stumblingblock and unto the Gentiles foolishness;
1 Corinthians 2:2
For I judged not to know anything among you, except Jesus Christ and him crucified.
But of these who seemed to be of repute, (whatever they were, it makes no matter to me: God does not accept the appearance of men), for those who seemed to be of repute in conference added nothing to me;
Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: likewise a small act of folly unto him that is esteemed for wisdom and honour.
Then a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, who had a reputation among all the people, stood up in the council and commanded to put the apostles forth a little space
Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness and esteem such
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves; be ye therefore prudent as serpents and innocent as doves.
1 Corinthians 9:26
I therefore so run, not as unto an uncertain thing; so I fight, not as one that beats the air;
holding fast the word of life, that I may glory in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
1 Thessalonians 3:5
For this cause I, also, not waiting any longer, have sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter has tempted you and our labour is in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:14
and if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is vain, and your faith is also vain.