I’ve never seen 2 Timothy 1:7-8 in context before.

It says:

7. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 8. Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord.

I know I’ve read this passage dozens of times but I’ve never seen it this way before.

God has given us a spirit of power, of love, and of a sound mind so we would not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord. In other words. We should not be fearful of sharing the gospel.

It is the proclaiming of the Word of God that, protects the truth, drives out heresy, and disciples believers.

Don’t be ashamed of the gospel of Christ. Declare it boldly. God has equipped you to do it.

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Gary Trobee is a certified coach and a seasoned leader with over 20 years’ experience mentoring, coaching, and encouraging leaders and their teams.

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