tribulations of different kinds . Many face persecution or family problems. Economic hardship or ill health can be devastating. Some have sacrificed their lives for their faith.
all of us are subject to the ravages of old age and natural disasters.
Acts 14:22There they strengthened the disciples, encouraging them to remain in the faith and saying: “We must enter into the Kingdom of God through many tribulations.”
(Matthew 10:38) And whoever does not accept his torture stake and follow after me is not worthy of me.
(John 15:19) If you were part of the world, the world would be fond of what is its own. Now because you are no part of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, for this reason the world hates you.
(Romans 8:17) If, then, we are children, we are also heirs—heirs indeed of God, but joint heirs with Christ—provided we suffer together so that we may also be glorified together.
(1 Thessalonians 3:4) For when we were with you, we used to tell you in advance that we would suffer tribulation, and that is what has happened, just as you know.
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