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 any one who does not take up his cross and follow where I lead is not worthy of me.
Then calling to Him the crowd and also His disciples, He said to them, "If any one is desirous of following me, let him ignore self and take up his cross, and so be my follower.
Then Jesus looked at him and loved him, and said, "One thing is lacking in you: go, sell all you possess and give the proceeds to the poor, and you shall have riches in Heaven; and come and be a follower of mine."
And He said to all, "If any one is desirous of following me, let him ignore self and take up his cross day by day, and so be my follower.
No one who does not carry his own cross and come after me can be a disciple of mine.
Everywhere they strengthened the disciples by encouraging them to hold fast to the faith, and warned them saying, "It is through many afflictions that we must make our way into the Kingdom of God."
Now I can find joy amid my sufferings for you, and I fill up in my own person whatever is lacking in Christ's afflictions on behalf of His Body, the Church.
1 Thessalonians 3:3
that none of you might be unnerved by your present trials: for you yourselves know that they are our appointed lot.
2 Timothy 3:12
And indeed every one who is determined to live a godly life as a follower of Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
Through faith Moses, when he grew to manhood, refused to be known as Pharaoh's daughter's son,
Going out they met a Cyrenaean named Simon; whom they compelled to carry His cross,
One Simon, a Cyrenaean, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing along, coming from the country: him they compelled to carry His cross.
As soon as they led Him away, they laid hold on one Simon, a Cyrenaean, who was coming in from the country, and on his shoulders they put the cross, for him to carry it behind Jesus.
and He went out carrying His own cross, to the place called Skull-place--or, in Hebrew, Golgotha--
1 Peter 4:1
Since, then, Christ has suffered in the flesh, you also must arm yourselves with a determination to do the same--because he who has suffered in the flesh has done with sin--