Words of Assurance: 2 Timothy 1: 8-9

Here are words of assurance (to follow a prayer of confession) inspired by Paul’s second letter to Timothy.  They come from Rev. Richard Fairchild’s Kir-shalom website.

Assurance of God's Love & Mercy
(inspired by 2 Timothy 1: 8-9)

Hear the Good News: Saint Paul writes to Timothy: 

"Do not be ashamed of testifying to God,
who saved us and called us with a holy calling,
not in virtue of our works
but in virtue of God's own purpose
and the grace God gave us in Christ Jesus years ago." 

By that grace we are saved. 
Let us believe the good news of the gospel! 
In Jesus Christ we are forgiven. 
If you would have the fullness of joy that God has stored up for you,
be you likewise gracious and forgiving.  Amen.

~ posted on Rev. Richard J. Fairchild’s Kir-shalom website.  http://www.rockies.net/~spirit/sermons/c-or27sesn.php