The Cologne Ranger

2 Corinthians 2:15

A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty Hi-Yo Silver! The Lone Ranger! … The daring and resourceful masked rider of the plains led the fight for law and order in the early western United States! Nowhere in the pages of History can one find a greater champion of justice!…” Wait a minute… sure we can! In the pages of the Bible we can find the ultimate Champion, His name is Jesus, and He is looking for some faithful companions that will walk His walk, rather than simply talk His talk. We invite you to strap on your boots and return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear! From out of the past come the thundering hoofbeats… not of the great horse Silver, but of the radical followers of Jesus who live to be the fragrance of Christ wherever he or she may go! It’s time for the Cologne Ranger to ride again!

Questions to help you dig deeper into the message for your family devotions or small group:

Talk about a time when you finished speaking with someone and you left that conversation with the smell of Jesus in your nostrils… or have you ever left with a completely ‘other’ smell from meeting with them?

Read 2 Corinthians 2:15. What stands out to you about this verse?

Read 1 Samuel 22:1-2. How are those that gathered around David like those that gather around the Son-of-David, Jesus, today?

Read 1 Chronicles 12:38a. What drew these ‘misfits’ to David? What should be the singular purpose that draws us together today? Do you feel that ‘The Church’ overall accomplishes this? Why or why not?

When we read 2 Samuel 21:15-22, we notice that David’s followers became ‘like’ him. Pastor Michael mentioned that ‘More is caught, than taught’. Do you agree with that statement? Why? Are you a person that exemplifies a Jesus-lover? How can you spread the aroma of Christ in the environment of you home? In your workplace?