Why We Should Suffer Joyfully (2)
Colossians 1:21 And you, being in time past alienated and enemies in your mind in your evil works,
Colossians 1:22 yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and without blemish and unreproveable before him:
Colossians 1:23 if so be that ye continue in the faith, grounded and stedfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel which ye heard, which was preached in all creation under heaven; whereof I Paul was made a minister.
Colossians 1:24 Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and fill up on my part that which is lacking of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church;
Colossians 1:25 whereof I was made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which was given me to you-ward, to fulfil the word of God,
1 Thessalonians 3:2 and sent Timothy, our brother and God's minister in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith;
1 Thessalonians 3:3 that no man be moved by these afflictions; for yourselves know that hereunto we are appointed.
1 Thessalonians 3:4 For verily, when we were with you, we told you beforehand that we are to suffer affliction; even as it came to pass, and ye know.
1 Thessalonians 3:5 For this cause I also, when I could no longer forbear, sent that I might know your faith, lest by any means the tempter had tempted you, and our labor should be in vain.
2 Thessalonians 1:4 so that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions which ye endure;
Luke 9:24 For whosoever would save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
2 Timothy 1:8 Be not ashamed therefore of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but suffer hardship with the gospel according to the power of God;
2 Timothy 1:12 For which cause I suffer also these things: yet I am not ashamed; for I know him whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to guard that which I have committed unto him against that day.
2 Timothy 2:3 Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 2:9 wherein I suffer hardship unto bonds, as a malefactor; but the word of God is not bound.
2 Timothy 2:12 if we endure, we shall also reign with him: if we shall deny him, he also will deny us:
2 Timothy 3:1 But know this, that in the last days grievous times shall come.
2 Timothy 3:2 For men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, railers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
2 Timothy 3:3 without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, no lovers of good,
2 Timothy 3:4 traitors, headstrong, puffed up, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God;
2 Timothy 3:5 holding a form of godliness, but having denied the power thereof: from these also turn away.
2 Timothy 3:6 For of these are they that creep into houses, and take captive silly women laden with sins, led away by divers lusts,
2 Timothy 3:7 ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
2 Timothy 3:8 And even as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also withstand the truth; men corrupted in mind, reprobate concerning the faith.
2 Timothy 3:12 Yea, and all that would live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure the sound doctrine; but, having itching ears, will heap to themselves teachers after their own lusts;
2 Timothy 4:4 and will turn away their ears from the truth, and turn aside unto fables.
2 Timothy 4:5 But be thou sober in all things, suffer hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil thy ministry.
2 Timothy 4:6 For I am already being offered, and the time of my departure is come.
Ephesians 5:2 and walk in love, even as Christ also loved you, and gave himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for an odor of a sweet smell.
2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith:
Matthew 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved.
2 Timothy 4:8 henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give to me at that day; and not to me only, but also to all them that have loved his appearing.
John 14:15 If ye love me, ye will keep my commandments.
Hebrews 2:9 But we behold him who hath been made a little lower than the angels, even Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that by the grace of God he should taste of death for every man.
1 Thessalonians 4:17 then we that are alive, that are left, shall together with them be caught up in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Hebrews 2:10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the author of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
Hebrews 2:17 Wherefore it behooved him in all things to be made like unto his brethren, that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
Hebrews 2:11 For both he that sanctifieth and they that are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
James 1:2 Count it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into manifold temptations;
James 1:3 knowing that the proving of your faith worketh patience.
2 Corinthians 5:7 (for we walk by faith, not by sight);
James 1:4 And let patience have its perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, lacking in nothing.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is assurance of things hoped for, a conviction of things not seen.
Ephesians 1:11 in whom also we were made a heritage, having been foreordained according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his will;
Romans 8:28 And we know that to them that love God all things work together for good, even to them that are called according to his purpose.
James 5:1 Come now, ye rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you.
James 5:2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten.
James 5:3 Your gold and your silver are rusted; and their rust shall be for a testimony against you, and shall eat your flesh as fire. Ye have laid up your treasure in the last days.
James 5:4 Behold, the hire of the laborers who mowed your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth out: and the cries of them that reaped have entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.
James 2:5 Hearken, my beloved brethren; did not God choose them that are poor as to the world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he promised to them that love him?
James 5:5 Ye have lived delicately on the earth, and taken your pleasure; ye have nourished your hearts in a day of slaughter.
James 5:6 Ye have condemned, ye have killed the righteous one; he doth not resist you.
James 5:7 Be patient therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it, until it receive the early and latter rain.
Luke 9:25 For what is a man profited, if he gain the whole world, and lose or forfeit his own self?
2 Corinthians 4:16 Wherefore we faint not; but though our outward man is decaying, yet our inward man is renewed day by day.
James 5:8 Be ye also patient; establish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord is at hand.
James 5:9 Murmur not, brethren, one against another, that ye be not judged: behold, the judge standeth before the doors.
Matthew 7:2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured unto you.
James 5:10 Take, brethren, for an example of suffering and of patience, the prophets who spake in the name of the Lord.
James 5:11 Behold, we call them blessed that endured: ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord, how that the Lord is full of pity, and merciful.
James 5:12 But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by the heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath: but let your yea be yea, and your nay, nay; that ye fall not under judgment.
James 5:13 Is any among you suffering? let him pray. Is any cheerful? let him sing praise.
1 Peter 2:19 For this is acceptable, if for conscience toward God a man endureth griefs, suffering wrongfully.
1 Peter 2:20 For what glory is it, if, when ye sin, and are buffeted for it, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye shall take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
1 Peter 2:21 For hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye should follow his steps:
1 Peter 2:22 who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
1 Peter 2:23 who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
1 Peter 3:14 But even if ye should suffer for righteousness' sake, blessed are ye: and fear not their fear, neither be troubled;
1 Peter 3:15 but sanctify in your hearts Christ as Lord: being ready always to give answer to every man that asketh you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, yet with meekness and fear:
Luke 6:46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
1 Peter 3:16 having a good conscience; that, wherein ye are spoken against, they may be put to shame who revile your good manner of life in Christ.
Acts 11:18 And when they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then to the Gentiles also hath God granted repentance unto life.
1 Peter 3:17 For it is better, if the will of God should so will, that ye suffer for well-doing than for evil-doing.
1 Peter 3:18 Because Christ also suffered for sins once, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God; being put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;
1 Peter 4:1 Forasmuch then as Christ suffered in the flesh, arm ye yourselves also with the same mind; for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;
1 Peter 4:2 that ye no longer should live the rest of your time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
1 Peter 4:3 For the time past may suffice to have wrought the desire of the Gentiles, and to have walked in lasciviousness, lusts, winebibbings, revellings, carousings, and abominable idolatries:
1 Peter 4:4 wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them into the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:
1 Peter 4:5 who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the living and the dead.
1 Peter 4:6 For unto this end was the gospel preached even to the dead, that they might be judged indeed according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.
1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore of sound mind, and be sober unto prayer:
1 Peter 4:8 above all things being fervent in your love among yourselves; for love covereth a multitude of sins:
1 Peter 4:9 using hospitality one to another without murmuring:
1 Peter 4:10 according as each hath received a gift, ministering it among yourselves, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God;
1 Peter 4:11 if any man speaketh, speaking as it were oracles of God; if any man ministereth, ministering as of the strength which God supplieth: that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, whose is the glory and the dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial among you, which cometh upon you to prove you, as though a strange thing happened unto you:
1 Peter 4:13 but insomuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings, rejoice; that at the revelation of his glory also ye may rejoice with exceeding joy.
1 Peter 4:14 If ye are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are ye; because the Spirit of glory and the Spirit of God resteth upon you.
1 Peter 4:15 For let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evil-doer, or as a meddler in other men's matters:
1 Peter 4:16 but if a man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God in this name.
1 Peter 4:17 For the time is come for judgment to begin at the house of God: and if it begin first at us, what shall be the end of them that obey not the gospel of God?
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
1 Peter 4:18 And if the righteous is scarcely saved, where shall the ungodly and sinner appear?
1 Peter 4:19 Wherefore let them also that suffer according to the will of God commit their souls in well-doing unto a faithful Creator.
John 1:14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father), full of grace and truth.
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be watchful: your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour,
1 Peter 5:9 whom withstand stedfast in your faith, knowing that the same sufferings are accomplished in your brethren who are in the world.
1 Peter 5:10 And the God of all grace, who called you unto his eternal glory in Christ, after that ye have suffered a little while, shall himself perfect, establish, strengthen you.
Matthew 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved.
2 Peter 2:12 But these, as creatures without reason, born mere animals to be taken and destroyed, railing in matters whereof they are ignorant, shall in their destroying surely be destroyed,
Ecclesiastes 3:19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; and man hath no preeminence above the beasts: for all is vanity.
2 Peter 2:13 suffering wrong as the hire of wrong-doing; men that count it pleasure to revel in the day-time, spots and blemishes, revelling in their deceivings while they feast with you;
Jude 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them, having in like manner with these given themselves over to fornication and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the punishment of eternal fire.
Revelation 2:10 Fear not the things which thou art about to suffer: behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days. Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee the crown of life.
Matthew 4:1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb, and because of the word of their testimony; and they loved not their life even unto death.
Romans 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed to us-ward.