Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by God's will, for the promise of life in Christ Jesus:
References for 2 Timothy 1:1
To Timothy, my dearly loved child. Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
I thank God, whom I serve with a clear conscience as my forefathers did, when I constantly remember you in my prayers night and day.
References for 2 Timothy 1:3
Remembering your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy,
clearly recalling your sincere faith that first lived in your grandmother Lois, then in your mother Eunice, and that I am convinced is in you also.
Therefore, I remind you to keep ablaze the gift of God that is in you through the laying on of my hands.