Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
and no one who will not take up his cross and follow me is worthy of me.
And he called the people and his disciples to him and said to them, "If anyone wants to go with me, he must disregard himself, and take his cross and follow me.
And Jesus looked at him and loved him, and he said to him, "There is one thing that you lack. Go, sell all you have, and give the money to the poor, and then you will have riches in heaven; and come back and be a follower of mine."
And he said to everyone, "If anyone wants to go with me, he must disregard himself, and take his cross day after day and follow me.
For no one who does not take up his own cross and come after me can be a disciple of mine.
reassuring the disciples and encouraging them to stand by the faith and reminding them that we have to undergo many hardships to get into the Kingdom of God.
At present I am glad to be suffering in your interest, and I am making up in my own person what is lacking in Christ's sufferings for the church, which is his body.
1 Thessalonians 3:3
and encourage you not to be led astray, any of you, in all these troubles. You know yourselves that this is what we must expect,
2 Timothy 3:12
But everyone who wants to live a godly life as a follower of Christ Jesus will be persecuted,
Faith made Moses, when he was grown up, refuse to be known as a son of Pharaoh's daughter,
As they went out of the city they came upon a Cyrenian named Simon, and they forced him to carry Jesus' cross.
And they forced a passer-by, who was coming in from the country, to carry his cross??ne Simon, a Cyrenian, the father of Alexander and Rufus.
As they led Jesus away, they seized a man named Simon, from Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and put the cross on his back, for him to carry behind Jesus.
and he went out carrying the cross by himself to a spot called the Place of the Skull, or in Hebrew, Golgotha.
1 Peter 4:1
Since Christ therefore has suffered in our physical nature, you must also arm yourselves with the same resolve. For he who suffers in his physical nature has done with sin,