Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel,
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
As it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death.
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.
So that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
I have confidence in the Lord that you will take no other view than mine, and the one who is troubling you will bear the penalty, whoever he is.
For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
1 Corinthians 16:13
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God's kindness to you, provided you continue in his kindness. Otherwise you too will be cut off.
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,
And now I stand here on trial because of my hope in the promise made by God to our fathers,
And after the meeting of the synagogue broke up, many Jews and devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who, as they spoke with them, urged them to continue in the grace of God.
When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose,
And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.