Jonathan Brooks   -  

Paul endured much suffering for the sake of the gospel. As he wrote to Timothy from prison, he warned him to expect persecution for his faith but urged him to remain unashamed of the gospel. He also encouraged Timothy to look to Jesus and remember that God had given him the power to continue the Kingdom work. Paul challenged Timothy to observe the faithfulness of others and take heart that he wasn’t alone. Even though we should expect some level of suffering for the gospel, may we look to Christ’s power and the faithfulness of others to help encourage us to be faithful in the work God has called us to do and be unashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ….