2 Timothy 1:1-18
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Focus Verses: 2 Timothy 1:8-10
So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his
prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power
of God, 9 who
has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we
have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was
given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, 10 but
it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ
Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality
to light through the gospel.
purpose to save and give life has been put on display in the life,
crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus. Christ has destroyed death and
has brought life and immortality. This is good news for all of us.
Though death and suffering are pervasive in our world, God has a will
and a way to save us! He calls us to believe and follow Christ, and to
live holy lives by his grace and power.
Response and Action:
hope and faith are in Jesus. I will follow him and look to God for
the power and grace to live a holy life. In a world filled with death
and suffering, I will remember that Christ has destroyed death. Life
and immortality are found in him. Because he is alive and giving
life to me, I can face today with hope and purpose.
God, you have saved me from death, not because of anything I have
done, but because your purpose has always been to save and restore.
Thank you for Jesus, who has shared my humanity, has faced death, and
has destroyed it. Thank you for giving me the gift of life through
Jesus. Make me more alive each day. Help me to remember that I have
eternal life right now. Help me live in the hope of light of your
eternal love today. Amen.
Spiritual Formation Verses: Romans 1:16-17
I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for
the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for
the Gentile. 17
For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a
righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is
written: "The righteous will live by faith."
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