February 16, 2014
The Gospel of Jesus Christ can be difficult to talk about, and its message may be foreign or even offensive to others. Even so, the apostle Paul exhorted Timothy not to be ashamed but to be willing to suffer for preaching the truth. Alistair Begg explores how that challenge relates to our lives today. Suffering for the Gospel, as Paul and Timothy did, exposes our own weakness and provides an opportunity for God’s power to be displayed through us.
8Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, 9who saved us and called us to1 a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,2 10and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,
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