2 Timothy 1:3-13 NIV

Encouragement to Be Faithful

3 I thank God,1 whom I serve, as my forefathers did, with a clear conscience,2 as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers.3

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4 Recalling your tears,4 I long to see you,5 so that I may be filled with joy.

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5 I have been reminded of your sincere faith,6 which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice7 and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.

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6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.8

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7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity,9 but a spirit of power,10 of love and of self-discipline.

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8 So do not be ashamed11 to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner.12 But join with me in suffering for the gospel,13 by the power of God,

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      9 who has saved14 us and called15 us to a holy life--not because of anything we have done16 but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,

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      10 but it has now been revealed17 through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus,18 who has destroyed death19 and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.

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      11 And of this gospel20 I was appointed21 a herald and an apostle and a teacher.22

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          12 That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet I am not ashamed,23 because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard24 what I have entrusted to him for that day.25

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              13 What you heard from me,26 keep27 as the pattern28 of sound teaching,29 with faith and love in Christ Jesus.30

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