|2 Timothy is one of the Pauline
Epistles that is closely associated with 1 Timothy and Titus. These epistles
are called the "pastoral epistles" because they deal with
pastoral issues facing congregations. The letter is addressed to his
companion Timothy. It recalls the faith that was evident in Timothy's
grandmother Lois and mother Eunice, urging that the same love and
self-discipline may be evident in Timothy. Timothy is to persevere
in the manner of a good soldier, athlete, or farmer. After warning
about the false teachers who will appear in the final days, the author
says of himself, "I have fought the good fight, I have finished
the race, I have kept the faith" (4:7).
Tim 1:3-14 - Sincere faith
Tim 4:7 - Keeping the faith
have finished the race"
Entrance to the stadium at Olympia