We must rely on the power of the Holy Spirit to share in suffering in order to spread of the gospel.
In 1:6-7 we were reminded that God gave us the gift of the Holy Spirit and has called us to treat the Spirit like a sacred flame that must be kindled by courage not quenched by fear. So we have Holy Spirit, the very power of God inside of us. But what is this power to be used for? The next passage (1:8-18) answers this question: The Holy Spirit, the power of God, is to be used to protect the gospel that has been entrusted to us (v.14). As we depend on the Holy Spirit, we recognize the worth of the gospel and are motivated to follow the example of faithful brothers and sisters who have suffered to advance the gospel.
Sermon Title: "Don't be Ashamed of the Gospel"
Text: 2 Timothy 1:8-18
Preacher: Pastor Brandon Bellomo
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