1 Timothy: Confession of faith is an on-going thing. Paul seeks to encourage Timothy yet at the same time, remind him that this Christian faith can often lead to persecution. To bring Timothy to the stark reality of the cost of discipleship, Paul reminds him of Jesus’ chat with Pilot – we all know what happened there. Imprisonment is not the only form of persecution.
Gospel: Matthew 21:12-17
New Testament: 1 Timothy 6:12-16