2 Timothy 2:1-10

Pass on the message and share suffering

1 So, my child, draw your strength from the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2 Take the things you heard me say in front of many other witnesses and pass them on to faithful people who are also capable of teaching others.
3 Accept your share of suffering like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
4 Nobody who serves in the military gets tied up with civilian matters, so that they can please the one who recruited them.
5 Also in the same way, athletes don't win unless they follow the rules.
6 A hardworking farmer should get the first share of the crop.
7 Think about what I'm saying; the Lord will give you understanding about everything.
8 Remember Jesus Christ, who was raised from the dead and descended from David. This is my good news.
9 This is the reason I'm suffering to the point that I'm in prison like a common criminal. But God's word cannot be imprisoned.
10 This is why I endure everything for the sake of those who are chosen by God so that they too may experience salvation in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.