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 appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, beseeching him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us.
Then spoke the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not your peace:
And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as you have testified of me in Jerusalem, so must you bear witness also 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 conferred not with flesh and blood:
And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them.
1 Corinthians 1:23
But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
1 Corinthians 2:2
For I determined not to know anything among you, except Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
But of these who seemed to be somebody, (whatsoever they were, it makes no matter to me: God accepts no man's person:) for they who seemed to be somebody in conference added nothing to me:
Dead flies cause the ointment of the perfumer to send forth a foul odor: so does a little folly to him that is respected for wisdom and honor.
Then stood there up one in the council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, held in reputation among all the people, and commanded to put the apostles outside a little while;
Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold such in honor:
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
1 Corinthians 9:26
I therefore so run, not with uncertainty; so fight I, not as one that beats the air:
Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither labored in vain.
1 Thessalonians 3:5
For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter had tempted you, and our labor be in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:14
And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.