Christ's Disciples Will Suffer
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But you must be clear-headed about everything. Endure suffering. Do the work of an evangelist. Devote yourself completely to your ministry.
For you have been given the privilege for the Messiah's sake not only to believe in him but also to suffer for him.
Then Jesus told his disciples, "If anyone wants to follow me, he must deny himself, pick up his cross, and follow me continuously.
Then Jesus called the crowd to himself along with his disciples and told them, "If anyone wants to follow me, he must deny himself, pick up his cross, and follow me continuously,
Then he told all of them, "If anyone wants to come with me, he must deny himself, pick up his cross every day, and follow me continuously,
Therefore, never be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me, his prisoner. Instead, by God's power, join me in suffering for the sake of the gospel.
If one part suffers, every part suffers with it. If one part is praised, every part rejoices with it.
but since he doesn't have any root in himself, he lasts for only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes along because of the word, he immediately falls away.
"Then they'll hand you over to suffer and will kill you, and you'll be hated by all the nations because of my name.
You greatly rejoice in this, even though you have to suffer various kinds of trials for a little while,
But even if you should suffer for doing what is right, you are blessed. "Never be afraid of their threats, and never get upset.
Of course, none of you should suffer for being a murderer, thief, criminal, or troublemaker. But if you suffer for being a Christian, do not feel ashamed, but glorify God with that name. For the time has come for judgment to begin with the household of God. And if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who refuse to obey the gospel of God?
So then, those who suffer according to God's will should entrust their souls to their faithful Creator and continue to do what is good.
After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you by the Messiah Jesus to his eternal glory, will restore you, establish you, strengthen you, and support you.
What good does it do if, when you sin, you patiently receive punishment for it? But if you suffer for doing good and receive it patiently, you have God's approval.
Not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,
Instead, in every way we demonstrate that we are God's servants by tremendous endurance in the midst of difficulties, hardships, and calamities;
This light, temporary nature of our suffering is producing for us an everlasting weight of glory, far beyond any comparison,
Our hope for you is unshaken, because we know that as you share our sufferings, you also share our comfort.
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