Spreading the Knowledge of Christ (2 Corinthians 2:12-17)
Wherever we (in Christ) go, the aroma of life goes with us, and, for some we meet, the aroma of death is all they smell.
I. Christ is our mediator. (14)
II. God spreads the knowledge of Christ through us. (14)
III. We are the aroma of life to those being saved. (15-16)
IV. We are the aroma of death to those perishing. (15-16)
V. The whole of our life presents Christ. (17)
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2 Corinthians 2:12-17
12 When I came to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ, even though a door was opened for me in the Lord, 13 my spirit was not at rest because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I took leave of them and went on to Macedonia.
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. (ESV)