2 Timothy 2:1-13 MSG

1 So, my son, throw yourself into this work for Christ.
2 Pass on what you heard from me - the whole congregation saying Amen! - to reliable leaders who are competent to teach others.
3 When the going gets rough, take it on the chin with the rest of us, the way Jesus did.
4 A soldier on duty doesn't get caught up in making deals at the marketplace. He concentrates on carrying out orders.
5 An athlete who refuses to play by the rules will never get anywhere.
6 It's the diligent farmer who gets the produce.
7 Think it over. God will make it all plain.
8 Fix this picture firmly in your mind: Jesus, descended from the line of David, raised from the dead. It's what you've heard from me all along.
9 It's what I'm sitting in jail for right now - but God's Word isn't in jail!
10 That's why I stick it out here - so that everyone God calls will get in on the salvation of Christ in all its glory.
11 This is a sure thing: If we die with him, we'll live with him;
12 If we stick it out with him, we'll rule with him; If we turn our backs on him, he'll turn his back on us;
13 If we give up on him, he does not give up - for there's no way he can be false to himself.