Not Ashamed – Part 2 (2 Timothy 1:8-18)

Paul is writing to Timothy to encourage his faith. Suffering and hardships can cause our faith to be shaken. So Paul writes this letter to Timothy to strengthen his faith over the fear that he is experiencing. Paul tells Timothy that he knows and prays for Timothy and his sincere faith. Use the gifts God has given to him. Do not be ashamed of the testimony of Jesus or of Paul is in prison. Instead, share in the suffering. Embrace the difficulty that comes from following Jesus. These are the points we observed in the first eight verses of 2 Timothy 1. But Paul is not finished talking to Timothy about not being ashamed. Now Paul wants to explain to Timothy why he is not ashamed and how Timothy can stand faithful, unashamed of the gospel. So let’s note the reasons why we must not be ashamed and how to stand faithfully, unashamed of Jesus…

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