Read 2 Timothy 2:8-15
8 Remember Jesus Christ, who was raised from death, who was a descendant of David, as is taught in the Good News I preach. 9Because I preach the Good News, I suffer and I am even chained like a criminal. But the word of God is not in chains, 10and so I endure everything for the sake of God’s chosen people, in order that they too may obtain the salvation that comes through Christ Jesus and brings eternal glory. 11This is a true saying:
“If we have died with him,
we shall also live with him.
12If we continue to endure,
we shall also rule with him.
If we deny him,
he also will deny us.
13If we are not faithful,
he remains faithful,
because he cannot be false to himself.”
14 Remind your people of this, and give them a solemn warning in God’s presence not to fight over words. It does no good, but only ruins the people who listen. 15Do your best to win full approval in God’s sight, as a worker who is not ashamed of his work, one who correctly teaches the message of God’s truth.
Paul speaks to Timothy about divisions in the church and reminds him and the church to get back to basics: Jesus Christ, raised from death. The word / message of God.
Pray for unity in God's church. Pray for the strength to be faithful.