Bible: 2 Tim 1:1-8

Salutation

1:1 From Paul, 1  an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to further the promise 2  of life in Christ Jesus, 1:2 to Timothy, my dear child. Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord!

Thanksgiving and Charge to Timothy

1:3 I am thankful to God, whom I have served with a clear conscience as my ancestors did, 3  when I remember you in my prayers as I do constantly night and day. 4  1:4 As I remember your tears, I long to see you, 5  so that I may be filled with joy. 1:5 I recall 6  your sincere faith 7  that was alive first in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice, and I am sure 8  is in you.

1:6 Because of this I remind you to rekindle God’s gift that you possess 9  through the laying on of my hands. 1:7 For God did not give us a Spirit 10  of fear but of power and love and self-control. 1:8 So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord 11  or of me, a prisoner for his sake, but by 12  God’s power accept your share of suffering 13  for the gospel.

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