Acts 14:22; 1 Thessalonians 3:3; 2 Timothy 3:12

22 lstrengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them mto continue in nthe faith, and saying that othrough many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.

that no one be moved by these afflictions. For you yourselves know that gwe are destined for this.

12 Indeed, all who desire to vlive a godly life in Christ Jesus wwill be persecuted,