2 Timothy 1:1-5 NIV

1 Paul, an apostle1 of Christ Jesus by the will of God,2 according to the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus,3

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2 To Timothy,4 my dear son:5 Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.6

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Encouragement to Be Faithful

3 I thank God,7 whom I serve, as my forefathers did, with a clear conscience,8 as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers.9

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4 Recalling your tears,10 I long to see you,11 so that I may be filled with joy.

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5 I have been reminded of your sincere faith,12 which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice13 and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.

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