Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
So they went out from before the council, glad that they had been thought worthy to bear disgrace for the sake of Jesus,
More than that, we ought to glory in our troubles, for we know that trouble produces endurance,
You must find the greatest joy, my brothers, in being involved in various trials,
1 Peter 4:13
but be glad that you are in a measure sharing the sufferings of the Christ, so that when his glory is revealed you may be triumphantly happy.
Jesus answered, "Blessed are you, Simon, son of Jonah, for human nature has not disclosed this to you, but my Father in heaven!
But to all who did receive him and believe in him he gave the right to become children of God,
No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him to me; then I myself will raise him to life on the Last Day.
and that through union with him everyone who believes is cleared of every charge of which the Law of Moses could not clear you.
When they arrived there, they called the church together, and reported how God had worked with them, and how he had opened the way to faith for the heathen.
For it is by his mercy that you have been saved through faith. It is not by your own action, it is the gift of God.
when in your baptism you were buried with him, and raised to life with him through your faith in the power of God who raised him from the dead.
Every good gift and every perfect present is from heaven, and comes down from the Father of the heavenly lights, about whom there is no variation of changing shadow.