For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me and the gospel will save it.
"I assure you," Jesus said, "there is no one who has left house, brothers or sisters, mother or father, children, or fields because of Me and the gospel,
1 Corinthians 9:12
If others share this authority over you, don't we even more? However, we have not used this authority; instead we endure everything so that we will not hinder the gospel of Christ.
1 Corinthians 9:23
Now I do all this because of the gospel, that I may become a partner in its benefits.
Regarding the gospel, they are enemies for your advantage, but regarding election, they are loved because of their forefathers,
2 Timothy 1:8
So don't be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, or of me His prisoner. Instead, share in suffering for the gospel, relying on the power of God,
I wanted to keep him with me, so that in my imprisonment for the gospel he might serve me in your place.