Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone wants to go with me, he must disregard himself and take his cross and follow 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.
If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first.
They will exclude you from their synagogues; why, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is doing religious service to God.
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.
1 Thessalonians 3:2
and I sent my brother Timothy, a servant of God in preaching the good news of the Christ, to strengthen you in your faith