2 Timothy 1:7-8
7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 8 So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner. Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God.
Of all that Paul can share with Timothy in his final letter to his son in the faith, Paul exhorts Timothy to live in and minister out of the power that has been given to him by God through his Spirit. The focus is not about method or technique or anything else because Paul understands that true life giving ministry is accomplished only by the power that is given by the Spirit. It’s in this power, wrapped in love, that is an absolute necessity to live out the gospel.
Responding to the Transmission:
Let’s pray that our churches would receive this power that can only come from the Spirit. Let’s pray that as we receive this power, that we would respond in living out the gospel filled with much boldness, love and self-discipline that comes from the Spirit of God.