A. Don’t be ashamed of the Gospel 

B.  Shameless faith is willing to suffer ….(1:8b)

  1. Because the Power of God Sustains (1:8c)
  1. Because it knows the grace that was given us in Christ.(1:9)
  1. Because it knows Christ destroyed death. (1:10)
  1. Because it knows Christ has brought life and immortality. (1:10)

C. Guard the Gospel

  1. The Gospel is wrapped up in a person. (1:12)
  2. The Gospel is guarded by sound teaching, with faith and love. (1:13)
  3. We don’t guard the Gospel alone. (1:14)