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Many wear fragrances everyday such as deodorant, scented clothes, perfumes, and colognes, or exude the a-la-natural fragrance. Let’s likewise make a habit of sprinkling on Christ’s fragrance daily, to be encouraging to those who follow the Lord, through our knowledge and living and spreading of the way.

2 Corinthians 2:14-17 (ESV):

14 But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. 15 For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, 16 to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things? 17 For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God’s word, but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.

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Like a man wooing a woman, Christ has been courting his future bride, having made the first caring gestures of love too, even laying down his life for her. As when a man and his fiancé dance, the future bride does her steps, enjoying the time with her husband to be.

Ephesians 5:31-32

31 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.

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What kind of faith in Christ Jesus counts?

Galatians 5:6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.

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Did Jesus plainly admit to being the Messiah? Yes

John 4:25-26

25 The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ). When he comes, he will tell us all things.” 26 Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am he.”

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God is generous, even setting aside rewards for those who provide a mere cup of water to his disciples because they belong to Jesus.

Mark 9:41

41 For truly, I say to you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ will by no means lose his reward.

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Pointed Ponder: Christ by Love and Theology

How can Christian Churches and education institutions facilitate teaching Christ out of love and good will, rather than theology only?

1 Philippians 1:15

15 Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from goodwill. 16 The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put herefor the defense of the gospel. 17 The former proclaim Christ out of rivalry, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment.

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Christ in Symbols

Christ in Symbols

The Word Christ in Symbols reminds us of the works Jesus Christ performed for his people.

Letter Represents
Crescent Moon
“C” Just as the physical moon shaped like a “C” in the sky reflects the light of the sun, Christian followers of Jesus Christ are called to reflect the light of the Son of God.  The crescent moon reminds us that God calls all people in day and night to come to know his Son.
Throne Chair “h” The throne chair shaped like the “h”, reminds us that Jesus Christ stepped down from heaven to come to Earth, later to reclaim his righteous royal spot in the resurrection.
Virgin Mary with Child
“r” The portrait of the Virgin Mary holding her baby in an “r” pose, reminds us Jesus Christ came in the flesh, born of the Virgin Mary.
Goblet & Bread & Star
“i” The dot on the “i” reminds us the Star of Bethlehem points to Jesus Christ’s manger birth, and the Son of God came to redeem his people, both Jews and Gentiles. The wine goblet shaped like letter “i” adjacent to bread reminds us Jesus Christ offered his blood and body for our sins, which we remember in the Holy Communion sacrament.
Snake on Pole
“s” The snake shaped like an “s” on a pole reminds us of healing that occurred when God’s people looked on the snake Moses put on the pole to heal all who looked upon it. Likewise, all who set their sights on Jesus Christ according to God’s Biblical Covenant promises will be redeemed for eternity, and their souls healed from worldly wounds.
Christ on Cross
“t” The cross shaped like a “t” reminds us Jesus Christ paid the full penalty for our sins submitting himself to die on the cross willingly, as predicted in advance by scriptures and fulfilled thousands of years ago. Jesus Christ as the Son of God and Word of God shines the Lord’s light onto the World.

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