Thematic Bible: Self-sacrifice


Thematic Bible



The one who loves his life will lose it, and the one who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.


The one who loves his life will lose it, and the one who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.


The one who loves his life will lose it, and the one who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.


The one who loves his life will lose it, and the one who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.


The one who loves his life will lose it, and the one who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.


Five times I received from the Jews 40 lashes minus one. Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked. I have spent a night and a day in the depths of the sea. On frequent journeys, [I faced] dangers from rivers, dangers from robbers, dangers from my own people, dangers from the Gentiles, dangers in the city, dangers in the open country, dangers on the sea, and dangers among false brothers; read more.
labor and hardship, many sleepless nights, hunger and thirst, often without food, cold, and lacking clothing. Not to mention other things, there is the daily pressure on me: my care for all the churches. Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is made to stumble, and I do not burn with indignation? If boasting is necessary, I will boast about my weaknesses. The eternally blessed One, the God and Father of the Lord Jesus, knows I am not lying. In Damascus, the governor under King Aretas 40), a Nabatean Arab king guarded the city of the Damascenes in order to arrest me, so I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall and escaped his hands.


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