Nearing the end of his life, Paul charged Timothy to do two things: one, to protect and proclaim the Gospel, and two, to be ready for the suffering which would follow. Suffering has a way of distracting us from what really matters. As Voddie Baucham explains, only the Gospel can truly sustain us when we face hardship. The good news of Jesus, preached to ourselves every day, is what enables us to lean on Christ’s power and promises.
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