Our Defeated Triumph (My Chapel outline FYI and For Your Use)

jordantmoody —  October 24, 2013 — Leave a comment
2 Cor. 2:12-17
 

I. Victory March 

     A. Christ is the general 
     B. God is the sovereign victor 
     C. Christ spreads his fame
          1. Christians are his means
          2. Fragrances (aroma) are his mode
 
Transition: We have this brilliant contrast highlighted in this passage of scripture. The believers apparent (temporal) defeat vs the believers actual (Spiritual) victory. 
 
II. Defeated Victory
     A. Contrasting themes
          1. Death is here but Christ delivers 
               (2 Cor. 1:8-9 / 1:10)
          2. My spirit is not at rest but God leads me in a triumphal procession 
               ( 2 Cor. 2:12-14)
          3. Struck down but not destroyed because we have life in Jesus 
               (2 Cor. 4:8-10) 
          4. Outer self is wasting away but our inner self is being renewed
                (2 Cor. 4:16-18) 
          5. A thorn was given to me to harass me but God said my grace is sufficient 
               (2 Cor. 12:7/ 12:9)
     B. Constructing themes
          1. Christ builds me into a fragrant vessel
          2. Christ turns me from a loser into a winner
 
Conclusion: Through Christ’s death on the cross I can now offer up my life on the sacrificial alter to be consumed for his glory. The aroma of my life will spread to those around me whether they be saved or unsaved. I give myself to be the sweet smelling fragrance of life for all see.  Oh Lord, let the aroma of salvation permeate the world around me so others may see more of you and less of me. 
 “For who is sufficient for these things?” (2 Cor. 2:16) 
“For when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Cor. 12:10)
 
 
         
 
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I'm a Pastor/Teaching Elder at Hope Fellowship Church in New Ipswich, NH.

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