2 Timothy

Pastoral letter where Paul says he has fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept the faith.

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).

2 Tim 1:3-14 - Sincere faith
2 Tim 4:7 - Keeping the faith

"I have finished the race"

Entrance to the stadium at Olympia

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