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Excerpt: 7 The Spirit God gave us does not make us afraid. He is our source of power and love and self-control. 8 So don’t be ashamed to tell people about our Lord Jesus. And don’t be ashamed of me-I am in prison for the Lord. But suffer with me for the Good News. God gives us the strength to do that. God saved us and chose us to be his holy people, but not because of anything we ourselves did. God saved us and made us his people because that was what he wanted and because of his grace. That grace was given to us through Christ Jesus before time began. —2 Timothy 1:7-9