The Christian life is often compared in the Bible to a race. Yet, one unique feature of the Christian race is that it is a relay; we ust pass on our faith to the next generation. Timothy was one to whom Paul was passing the baton, yet Timothy was in danger of dropping it due to his discouragement. Paul wrote him a letter we call 1 Timothy. We often read it as a Pastoral Epistle which teaches Church Order. In reality, it was a letter challenging and charging Timothy to keep going in local church ministry.