1 Corinthians 4:14-17 NIV

14 I am not writing this to shame you,1 but to warn you, as my dear children.2

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15 Even though you have ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father3 through the gospel.4

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16 Therefore I urge you to imitate me.5

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17 For this reason I am sending to you6 Timothy,7 my son8 whom I love, who is faithful in the Lord. He will remind you of my way of life in Christ Jesus, which agrees with what I teach everywhere in every church.9

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