What would you do if you were the only Christian left in your area and the only one willing to say publicly that Jesus is Lord? Paul’s letter comes to Timothy at a point of extreme crisis for the church. Paul is in prison and knows his execution is close and everyone in Asia has deserted him. Timothy would also have experienced that desertion first hand and he’s looking like the last man standing. Paul’s rocket of a final letter urges Timothy to make sure the gospel doesn’t become extinct on his watch. If we want to avoid it happening on ours, we need to listen in.