11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God.(A) If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides,(B) so that in all things God may be praised(C) through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.(D)

Suffering for Being a Christian

12 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you(E) to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice(F) inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ,(G) so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.(H)

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