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. For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life.
2 Corinthians 2:14-16
Why are we giving out Soap this Holy Week and Easter?
Our Holy Week and Easter series for 2015 is based around the eye witness accounts of Jesus life, ministry, death and resurrection contained in the Gospels.
We’re focusing primarily on the accounts where John, Jesus’ disciple and close friend, was present.
John says in his first letter (1 John) that he knew Jesus- he heard him, saw him and touched him.
We will be exploring what John says about what he saw and heard and what he believed as a result.
We will even think about taste- the bitterness of the cup Jesus chose to drink on our behalf,
and smell- the pervasive fragrance of the aroma that accompanied Jesus’ anointing with costly perfume.
The Gospel really makes sense!
We hope that our Holy Week series for 2015 will help people to come to a decision about Jesus.
So- we’ve given people soap:
Partly because it’s probably better for us than the chocolate we normally give out.
Partly because it was a creative suggestion from two ladies in the church- the soap sisters-
who hand made the soaps- which took a huge amount of time and effort- Thank you ladies!
Partly because it is a tangible reminder of not just physical cleansing- but more importantly spiritual cleansing.
There’s a hymn we sing in church some times that puts it like this:
Would you be whiter, much whiter than snow?
There’s power in the blood, power in the blood;
Sin stains are lost in its life giving flow;
There’s wonderful power in the blood.