I Did And Some Of My Friends That Helped Me Out With It.
I did this painting at the Father's House church. A couple of the brothers, Will and Abraham, helped me out one week with the painting. It has been over 13 years since I painted this artwork, but I am not a professional artist. This was painted in the building that is called The International House of Prayer. We had a wonderful time of fellowship while working together on the project. This picture was taken from a children's book. The kids loved it. We thought about doing a lot more pictures but we never really had the time to do any more.
Jesus Christ At The Last Supper
May 10/ 2002
Matthew 26:17-30; Mark 14:12-25; Luke 22:7-20.
The Last Supper - Story Summary:
On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread or Passover, Jesus sent two of his disciples ahead with very specific instructions on where to prepare the Passover meal. That evening Jesus sat down at the table with the 12 apostles to eat his final meal before going to the cross. As they dined together, he told the twelve that one of them would soon betray him.
One by one they questioned, "I'm not the one, am I, Lord?" Jesus explained that even though he knew he would die as the Scriptures foretold, his betrayer's fate would be terrible: "Far better for him if he had never been born!"
Then Jesus took the bread and the wine and asked his Father to bless it. He broke the bread into pieces, giving it to his disciples and said, "This is my body, given for you. Do this in remembrance of me."
And then he took the cup of wine, sharing it with his disciples and said, "This wine is the token of God's new covenant to save you--an agreement sealed with the blood I will pour out for you. He told all of them, "I will not drink wine again until the day I drink it new with you in my Father's Kingdom." Then they sang a hymn and went out to the Mount of Olives.
Points of Interest from the Story:
The Passover commemorated Israel's escape from bondage in Egypt. In Exodus, the blood of the Passover lamb was painted on the door frames, causing the plague of the firstborn to pass over their houses sparing the firstborn sons from death. The Last Supper was very significant because Jesus showed his disciples he was about to become the Passover Lamb of God. His blood would open the door to freedom. His followers would exchange slavery to sin and death for eternal life in God's Kingdom.
• Typically wine is served four times during the Passover meal. According to Jewish tradition, the four cups represent four expressions of redemption. The first cup is called the cup of sanctification; the second is the cup of judgment; the third is the cup of redemption; and the fourth is the cup of the kingdom.
John The Baptist Baptizing Jesus Christ.
Finished On May 20th / 2002
Matthew 3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:21-22.
Baptism of Jesus by John - Story Summary:
John the Baptist was God's appointed messenger. Before Jesus began his ministry, John had been announcing to the people throughout the regions of Jerusalem and Judea to prepare for the coming Messiah. He was calling them to repent, turn from their sins, and be baptized. He was pointing the way to Jesus. Then, all of a sudden, Jesus appeared on the scene. Jesus came to John to be baptized, but John told him, "I need to be baptized by you." John himself wondered why Jesus asked to be baptized.
So Jesus replied, "Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness." John then consented and baptized Jesus. As Jesus came up out of the water, heaven opened, and the Spirit of God, like a dove, descended upon him. Witnesses to the baptism heard a voice from heaven saying, "This is my we love it son whom I am well pleased
Points of Interest from the Story:
• John felt unqualified to do what Jesus asked of him.
• Why did Jesus ask to be baptized? It was obviously part of his mission in coming to earth. Like previous priests of God--Moses, Nehemiah and Daniel--Jesus was confessing sin on behalf of the people. He was also endorsing John's ministry of baptism. In addition, Jesus was identifying with those who were repenting. He was also setting an example for his followers. He was foreshadowing his death, burial and resurrection. And lastly, Jesus was announcing the beginning of his ministry on earth.
Philippians 1:6 states, "Being confident in this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." Don't be afraid, reserved or insecure. Be confident in what God has deposited in you. Believe in your purpose and in your call. Stand by your passion and believe that it will manifest in the matchless name of Jesus.