A Testimony of Thankfulness

A Testimony of Thankfulness

12And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;
13Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
14And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
15This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
16Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
17Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Timothy 1:12-17

As the essence of the Gospel is Jesus Himself, so the essence of Christian witness is telling how the story of Jesus has shaped our stories.

Paul remembering his past

Note his remembering

The __________ of his salvation

The __________ of his salvation

The __________ of his salvation

The __________ of his salvation

The __________ before his salvation

Paul’s reflection on his present

Pauls rejoicing in his potential

His life as a pattern

His life given to praise

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