This shows how Paul encouraged young Pastor Timothy who was apparently afraid of the responsibilities of his task. He did this by showing that he had confidence in him, as did his friends and the Lord.
PASSING CHRISTIANITY DOWNAN EXPOSITION OF FIRST TIMOTHY
Copyright 2004 by Bob Marcaurelle
ENCOURAGING YOUNG PREACHERS
(1: 2, 18-19a)
“To Timothy my true son in the faith, Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus