Every indication is that as Christians we are in for some difficult times ahead. But this is nothing new. Historically there have been various times and places where things were very difficult for believers. One of the books that can help us navigate through tough times is 2 Timothy. Paul was in jail and about to lose his life, the Church was being heavily persecuted, and believers were abandoning the faith. In the midst of that, Paul wrote to Timothy the small letter we know as 2 Timothy, giving very sage advice on what to do personally and how to move the Church forward. That advice is as valuable today as it was 2000 years ago.