1 Corinthians 4:16-21 NRS

16 I appeal to you, then, be imitators of me.
17 For this reason I sent a you Timothy, who is my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, to remind you of my ways in Christ Jesus, as I teach them everywhere in every church.

References for 1 Corinthians 4:17

    • t 4:17 - Or [am sending]
      18 But some of you, thinking that I am not coming to you, have become arrogant.
      19 But I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I will find out not the talk of these arrogant people but their power.
      20 For the kingdom of God depends not on talk but on power.
      21 What would you prefer? Am I to come to you with a stick, or with love in a spirit of gentleness?