Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
full of joy, that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for the name of Jesus.
and not only so, but we triumph in tribulation also, knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, probation;
Consider the various tryals that surround you, my brethren, as matter of great joy; knowing this,
1 Peter 4:13
on the contrary, rejoice at the share you have of sufferings, as well as Christ: that you may likewise triumph, when he shall appear in his glory.
to whom Jesus reply'd, blessed art thou Simon, son of Jona: for 'tis not man that hath revealed this unto thee, but my father who is in heaven.
but to as many as received him, and believed on him, he granted the privilege of being the sons of God.
no man can come to me, except the father who hath sent me, conduct him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
by him, every one who believes, is purged from all that guilt, for which the law of Moses had made no such provision.
when they were arrived, and had assembled the Church, they related what great things God had wrought by them, and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles:
for by grace are ye saved, thro' faith (and that not from us:
which were buried (as Christ was) in your baptism, by virtue of which you rise (as he did) to a new life, through a belief of that divine power, which raised him from the dead.
every thing that is valuable, every gift that leads to perfection is deriv'd from heaven, it descends from that original light, which knows no change, no shadow, or decline: