The book of I Timothy is a letter by the Apostle Paul to Timothy, Paul’s true son in the faith (vs. 2). Paul entrusted Timothy with leading the church in Ephesus. He strongly reminds him of his objective which is to squelch the false teachings by those who teach the law, promoting controversy instead of faith. He then instructs Timothy with practical advice on how to lead this assembly. He ends by encouraging him to continue to fight the good fight and to guard carefully what has been entrusted to him.
The book of 2 Timothy is a personal letter from Paul to Timothy. The book opens with Paul reflecting on Timothy’s sincere faith. He had learned it from His mother Eunice and his grandmother Lois and Paul rejoices that this very same faith was evident in Timothy as well. Paul writes this letter to encourage Timothy to be strong in grace, steadfast in what he had been taught as well as giving a warning about the coming days of apostasy or godlessness. Paul closes with a charge for Timothy to be prepared to preach the Word in season and out.