The New Logo of Jesus Christ the Good Shepherd Church of God – CUC
As we embark on a new and renewed journey of faith, our local church the Church of God in union with the Christian United Church had made a new logo to reflect our renewed commitment, discipline , doctrine and worship.
THE BIBLICAL SYMBOLS OF OUR NEW LOGO
MENORAH – The Jewish Lamp Stand is the symbol of the CHURCH in the Holy Bible it is written in the Book of Revelations 1:20. The CHURCH is the symbol of the body of Christ. This is the main symbol of our logo because we are here to serve Christ’s body.
“Here is the secret meaning of the seven stars that you see in my right hand, and of the seven gold lampstands: the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches…”
7 FLAMES – This is a prophetic symbol written in Revelations 4:5. The seven flames are the Seven Spirits of God.
“From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings, and peals of thunder. In front of the throne seven lighted torches were burning, which are the seven spirits of God…”
THE CROSS – The symbol of being dead to yourself and dead to the world according to St. Paul in Galatians 6:14. The Cross is at the center of the lamp stand to symbolize that Christ is the center of the church.
“As for me, however, I will boast only about the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ; for by means of his cross the world is dead to me, and I am dead to the world…”
THE HOLY EUCHARIST – The remembrance of Christ’s death, resurrection and second coming. This symbol is at the center of the cross because it is the heart of the church. We remember Christ every time we eat and drink the body and blood of Christ. It is written in I Corinthians 11:23-26:
“For I received from the Lord the teaching that I passed on to you: that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took a piece of bread, gave thanks to God, broke it, and said, “This is my body, which is for you. Do this in memory of me.” In the same way, after the supper he took the cup and said, “This cup is God’s new covenant, sealed with my blood. Whenever you drink it, do so in memory of me.” This means that every time you eat this bread and drink from this cup you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes…”
THE BIBLE – The symbol of God’s Holy Word. It is at the bottom part of the lamp stand to symbolize that God’s word is our foundation. 2 Timothy 3:16-17:
“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults, and giving instruction for right living, so that the person who serves God may be fully qualified and equipped to do every kind of good deed…”
THE BIBLICAL MEANING OF THE COLORS
RAINBOW COLORS OF THE FLAMES – The rainbow colors has many symbols in the Bible, it symbolizes God’s covenant (Genesis 9:16), the presence of the Lord (Ezekiel 1:28), God’s Throne (Revelations 4:3) and angelic power (Revelations 10:1).
THE COLOR GREEN – The symbol of growth and expansion. (Zechariah 10:1)
“Ask the LORD for rain in the spring of the year. It is the LORD who sends rain clouds and showers, making the fields green for everyone…”
THE COLOR RED FOR THE BREAD – Symbolizes the Blood of Christ in the Holy Eucharist.
“For by the blood of Christ we are set free, that is, our sins are forgiven. How great is the grace of God…” Ephesians 1:7 (GNB)