Calvary Church
We Testify!
May 16, 2021
Main Scripture Reference(s)
1 Timothy 1:12-17

We Testify!

May 16, 2021 / 1 Timothy 1:12-17

When you belong to Jesus, your becomes God’s

Why Do We Testify?

1) We testify because Jesus us (v.12)

I thank Him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord…

Theological foundation for why Christian testimony is the expected outcome of God’s work in us:

a) He us (Romans 10:9)

b) He us (Acts 1:8)

c) He us (2 Peter 1:3)

d) He us (John 20:21)

2) We testify because Jesus us (v.13)

…formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief…

Necessary for Testifying:

A profound honesty about former

You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 1 Peter 2:9-10

Race (people) = genos ginomai = to become In Christ, we are human “becomings”

3) We testify because Jesus us (v.14)

…the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus…


Mercy is what we

Grace is what we

4) We testify because Jesus us (vv.15-16)

Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners…for this reason, that in me, as the foremost (of sinners), Jesus Christ might display His perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in Him for eternal life.

1 Corinthians 13:4Love is patient…

Simple Outline for a Testimony:

a) This is

b) This is

c) This is



Now, to the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.


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