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Luke 13:24
"Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because I tell you, many will try to enter and won't be able
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
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Do you not know that the runners in a stadium all race, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.
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Now everyone who competes exercises self-control in everything. However, they do it to receive a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one.
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Therefore I do not run like one who runs aimlessly, or box like one who beats the air.
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Instead, I discipline my body and bring it under strict control, so that after preaching to others, I myself will not be disqualified.
Philippians 1:15
Some, to be sure, preach Christ out of envy and strife, but others out of good will.
Colossians 1:29
I labor for this, striving with His strength that works powerfully in me.
Hebrews 12:4
In struggling against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.
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2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:8
In the future, there is reserved for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on that day, and not only to me, but to all those who have loved His appearing.
Hebrews 2:7
You made him lower than the angels for a short time; You crowned him with glory and honor
Hebrews 2:9
But we do see Jesus-- made lower than the angels for a short time so that by God's grace He might taste death for everyone-- crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death.
James 1:12
Blessed is a man who endures trials, because when he passes the test he will receive the crown of life that He has promised to those who love Him.
1 Peter 5:4
And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.
Revelation 2:10
Don't be afraid of what you are about to suffer. Look, the Devil is about to throw some of you into prison to test you, and you will have tribulation for 10 days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
Revelation 3:11
I am coming quickly. Hold on to what you have, so that no one takes your crown.
Revelation 4:4
Around that throne were 24 thrones, and on the thrones sat 24 elders dressed in white clothes, with gold crowns on their heads.
Revelation 4:10
the 24 elders fall down before the One seated on the throne, worship the One who lives forever and ever, cast their crowns before the throne, and say: