1 Timothy | Paul writes to his favorite disciple, Timothy. Actually, Paul writes a letter addressed to Timothy, but actually to be read aloud in the church Timothy pastors. See, That church in Ephesus is one that Paul helped to plant. It was a church that Paul put a lot of time and effort into. He really wanted to give it the best start possible. And yet, Paul needed to make sure Timothy had the authority to do what he needed to do in order to lead a healthy church.