“This saying is trustworthy: If we died with him, we will also live with him.”
2 Timothy 2.11
Five times in his letters to evangelists Paul uses the phrase about trustworthy sayings. It indicates an essential truth. Some think verses 11-13 were taken from an ancient hymn. To die with Christ is to accept any suffering so that people can be saved, v. 10.
Christ died to save others. So do we. His task is ours. We embrace hardship for his mission. This is the calling of every follower. Are you willing?