chains of sin and death ... not to free us from persecution, suffering
and sorrow ... but instead, His victory gives us His strength and power
to endure it.
Luke 14: 27
And whoever does not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my
Luke 21: 16-17
And you shall be betrayed both by parents, and brothers, and kinfolks,
and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. And
you shall be hated of all men for my name's sake
1 Cor 10:13
There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God
is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that you are
able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that you
may be able to bear it.