41 Then they left the presence of the council, erejoicing that they were counted worthy fto suffer dishonor for gthe name.
3 Not only that, but we frejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering gproduces endurance,
10 mFor the sake of Christ, then, nI am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For owhen I am weak, then I am strong.
11 ybeing strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for zall endurance and patience awith joy;
Paul’s Ministry to the Church
24 Now jI rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh kI am filling up lwhat is lacking in Christ’s afflictions mfor the sake of his body, that is, the church,
34 For uyou had compassion on those in prison, and vyou joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had wa better possession and an abiding one.
Testing of Your Faith
2 eCount it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials fof various kinds,
13 But rejoice ainsofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad bwhen his glory is revealed.