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April 28 – Who am I in Christ?

Our current study is on our identity in Christ (from alittlepeaceofhome.com). Our study uses the SOAP method of Bible study to seek an application for each reading (not sure what this is? Check out the What’s SOAP? tab). We have provided an example SOAP note below today’s reading. Join in this study by completing the daily readings and journaling using SOAP and you are welcome to use the Comments section at the bottom of our homepage to share or ask questions.

I am led to spread the gospel.

Reading:

2 Corinthians 2:14 – But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.

SOAP Note

A Pleasing Aroma? | Shiree King

Scripture

2 Corinthians 2:14

Observation

From the Enduring Word Commentary: Paul takes an image from the Roman world, seeing Jesus as the victorious, conquering general in a triumphal parade.  A Roman triumphal parade was given to successful generals as they returned from their conquests and was the most glorious spectacle anyone could ever imagine. The priests would have immediately preceded the general in the procession, swinging their censers, burning with sweet-smelling incense.

Application

How I live my life matters! Am I a pleasing or unpleasing aroma of Christ to those around me?  Do I spread the knowledge of Christ or detract from it? Do I allow Him to use me or stubbornly refuse?

Prayer

Dear God, Thank You for calling us upward and onward.  Thank You for using us to spread Your sweet-smelling aroma to our individual circles of influence.  Please open our hearts to sense these opportunities every day.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

The Discover One Thing main website has more resources on the SOAP method of Bible study. Click HERE to go to the website.