Timothy’s faith journey began long before he was a pastor in Ephesus. His grandmother Lois was involved, then his mother Eunice. Then Paul. Now, with Paul in prison and preparing to die there, how would Timothy stay on the path marked out for him by others? In two ways: by taking ownership and “fanning into flames the spiritual gift God gave him” and by depending on God without embarrassment and holding tightly to what had been poured into him from a young age.