Suffering For Christ's Sake
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Then they went out from the presence of the Sanhedrin, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to be dishonored on behalf of the Name.
and if children, also heirs—heirs of God and coheirs with Christ—seeing that we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.
And our hope for you is firm, because we know that as you share in the sufferings, so you will share in the comfort.
Are they servants of Christ?
I’m talking like a madman—I’m a better one:
with far more labors,
many more imprisonments,
far worse beatings, near death many times.
My goal is to know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death,
if we endure, we will also reign with Him;
if we deny Him, He will also deny us;
Brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the Lord’s name as an example of suffering and patience.
For what credit is there if you sin and are punished, and you endure it? But when you do what is good and suffer, if you endure it, this brings favor with God.
But even if you should suffer for righteousness, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear or be disturbed,
Now the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will personally restore, establish, strengthen, and support you after you have suffered a little.
“You are blessed when they insult and persecute you and falsely say every kind of evil against you because of Me.
You will be hated by everyone because of My name. But the one who endures to the end will be delivered.
Anyone finding his life will lose it, and anyone losing his life because of Me will find it.
And everyone who has left houses, brothers or sisters, father or mother, children, or fields because of My name will receive 100 times more and will inherit eternal life.
We are fools for Christ, but you are wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are distinguished, but we are dishonored!
For we are not proclaiming ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves because of Jesus.
So I take pleasure in weaknesses, insults, catastrophes, persecutions, and in pressures, because of Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
For it has been given to you on Christ’s behalf not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for Him,
From Thematic Bible
For it has been given to you on Christ’s behalf not only to believe
So I take pleasure in weaknesses, insults, catastrophes, persecutions, and in pressures, because of Christ.
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For we are not proclaiming ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord,
We are fools for Christ, but you are wise in Christ!