In his second letter to Timothy, Paul urges him to hold on to the teaching he had learned, teaching that is shaped by faith and love in Jesus Christ. “Through the power of the Holy Spirit Who lives within us,” he continues, “carefully guard the precious truth that has been entrusted to you.” 2 Timothy 1:14 NLT
In his second letter to Timothy, Paul discusses the call of God, his commission to preach and teach the Gospel, and his resulting imprisonment. And then he writes this beautiful declaration of faith: “I know the One in Whom I trust, and I am sure that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until the day of His return.” 2 Timothy 1:12 NLT
“For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because it was His plan from the beginning of time– to show us His grace through Christ Jesus. And now He has made all of this plain to us by the appearing of Christ Jesus, our Savior. He broke the power of death and illuminated the way to life and immortality through the Good News.” 2 Timothy 1:9,10 NLT.
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7 NLT. These words were written by Paul, in his second letter to Timothy, an encouragement for him to boldly exercise and develop the spiritual gifts that God had given him.
In his first letter to Timothy, Paul describes the destructive force of the love of money in the life of a Christian, and gives Timothy these instructions instead :”Pursue righteousness and a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness.” 1 Timothy 6:11 NLT
“Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great gain,” Paul writes in his letter to Timothy. “After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it. So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content.” 1 Timothy 6:6-8 NLT
In the stunned silence of the upper room on the night of His last supper with them, Jesus gathered His disciples around Him. With a towel around His waist, He had just knelt before each of them, washing and drying their feet. “Do you know,” He asked them, “what I have just done for you?”