Calvary Chapel Carson City Wednesday Night Live September 27, 2023 Diffusing the Fragrance of Christ Limburger or Lavender 2 Corinthians 2:12-17 Paul’s Holy Occupation 2 Cor. 2:12 Christ’s Gospel Possessive A door was open to me by the Lord Knowing Who is directing Seizing the Moment by Recognizing it Hearing the voice of the Lord Knowing the voice of the Lord Following the voice of the Lord Paul wasn’t a solo evangelist The door was open by the Lord Paul did not find rest without Titus To the Victor go to the…. The sweet smell of…. Jesus, the Triumphant 2 Cor. 2:14 The reason why many fail in battle is because they wait until the hour of battle. The reason why others succeed is because they have gained their victory on their knees long before the battle came. Anticipate your battles; fight them on your knees before temptation comes, and you will always have victory. Rev R. A. Torrey These word choices describe the festive exaltation of victory! These are words describing the procession of a Victorious General Listen to a description of what it looks like. Paul always found the ability to praise and thank God, Even amid him giving defense of his call. Thanks be to God Who always leads us In triumph In Christ Diffuses the fragrance Makes manifest The senses?! Sight, touch, taste, smell, hearing. Forgiveness Is the Fragrance the Violet Sheds on the Heel That Has Crushed It The two fragrances of the same scent aroma of life, aroma of death Vision or blindness Embrace or repulse Honey, on the lips or vinegar Aroma of life, or the stench of death Symphony or clanging cymbals And who is sufficient for these things? What a great question! The only thing worthy that a preacher preaches is the worthiness of The ONE Who he preaches.