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 he that does not take his cross, and so follow after me, is unworthy of me.
Then addressing himself to the people, and his disciples, he said, he that desires to be under my conduct, let him renounce himself, and follow me.
then Jesus looking upon him with a favourable eye, said, there is one thing still to be done; go, sell all your estate, and give it to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; then come, take up the cross, and follow me.
Then he said to the whole company, if any one will be my follower, let him renounce himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me.
and he that does not bear his cross, and tread in my steps, cannot be my disciple.
encouraging the disciples, exhorting them to persevere in the faith, representing that it is thro' much tribulation that we must enter into the kingdom of God.
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and am filling up the measure of those remaining afflictions, which in my turn I am to suffer in this life, in the cause of Christ, for the sake of his body, which is the church:
1 Thessalonians 3:3
none of you might be stagger'd by these persecutions: for you know that we are destin'd to suffer.
2 Timothy 3:12
and those who will live like Christians, shall generally suffer persecution.
by faith Moses when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;
As they were going along, they met a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: and compelled him to carry the cross.
one Simon of Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus, as he pass'd by in his return out of the country, was compell'd to carry the cross.
As they were conducting him to execution, they seiz'd upon one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming to town, and oblig'd him to carry the cross after Jesus,
and he bearing his cross, marched out to a place called the skull, which is in the Syriac, Golgotha: where they crucified him,
1 Peter 4:1
Since then Christ has with respect to his mortal nature died for us, arm yourselves with this reflection, that he, who is dead with respect to sensuality, has renounced sin;