Not Ashamed of the Gospel
II Timothy 1:8-12

Paul encourages Timothy not to be ashamed to the Gospel in a world that was growing hostile and Pastor Joe discusses the similarities to our own day. Paul also assures Timothy that God has chosen him and how our salvation, apart from anything we can do, should motivate us to love God more.

II Timothy 1
  1. Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
  2. Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
  3. But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:
  4. Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.
  5. For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.