I Know whom I have Believed
8Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
9Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
10But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:
11Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.
12For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
2 Timothy 1:8-12
Paul is saying to Timothy, “Timothy, do not be ashamed to take a public stand for Jesus Christ, even if it means suffering and affliction for you.” Remember when Paul wrote this letter to Timothy, He was in a roman prison, awaiting his execution.
How could He do this?
Paul had a _____ Relationship with the Son of God
I Know whom I have believed
Paul had a _____ Reliance upon the Promises of God
I am persuaded = fully and totally convinced
No matter what happened, all was well with his soul!