The I Am Statements of Jesus

From the book, The Gospel According to John:  A Visual Introduction The first image symbolically summarizes nine of Jesus’ I Am statements. The second image explains the symbols. Traditionally, there are seven statements from Jesus that John gives us in this format. “I am the bread of life” (John […]

The Gospel According to John:  A Visual Introduction is LIVE on Amazon An Illustrated Commentary in Plain English John’s Gospel is like a great film or work of art.  Each time one returns to the text, they come away with a greater understanding and discoveries.  Because the Fourth Gospel has multiple layers, individuals will find joy and learning with each reading.  […]

The Resurrection and the Life

John 11:25-27 25 Jesus said to her [Martha], “I am the resurrection and the life.  Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, 26 and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.  Do you believe this?” 27 She said to him, “Yes, Lord; I […]

Paradise Now

Luke 23:43 And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” The Image The image is surreal, disorienting at first, but it entices us to ask questions and explore. The lower hand is that of the penitent criminal in Luke 23.  This criminal, […]

Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet

Before the Feast of the Passover… John 13:4b-5 He [Jesus] laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. 5 Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around […]

Palm Sunday – The Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem

Palm Sunday – The Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. After […]

Judas’ Foot – Christ’s Extreme Love

The Christian Mandala™ shown, Jesus Washing Judas’ Foot, depicts the event described in John 13 during the Passover meal.  Washing the disciple’s feet is a visual object lesson that Jesus gives to the twelve apostles. Context Context.  In first-century Palestine, it was common to wear sandals.  The roads in Palestine were dirt, […]

The Great Reversal – Introduction

In the Gospel of Luke, we find a recurrent theme that theologians refer to as the great reversal.  These are unexpected, almost shocking statements from Jesus that cause us to stop and re-think our value systems.  Sayings like: “Love your enemies,” “whoever would save his life will lose it, but […]

Filled – A Devotional Coloring Journal

Filled – A Devotional Coloring Journal is LIVE on Amazon 1 Corinthians 6:17 – But he [or she] who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. Color On one level, Filled is a Christian coloring book.  There are 22 different Christian Mandalas† that one can color.  Reflect Filled is also a […]