Christian Symbols

Swans and Elephants

1 Peter 2:1-3 (ESV) So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. 2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. Notes […]

The Symbols of the Christ

Malachi 4:2 (ESV) But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings.  You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall. Notes Symbols are a shared visual language in a culture. Christians also have a unique set of symbols that […]

Sign of the Fish

1 John 4:14-15 (ESV) 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 16 So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for […]

Angels and Snow

Matthew 28:1-7 (ESV) Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2 And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back […]

The Peacock

1 Kings 10:22 (ESV) 22 For the king had a fleet of ships of Tarshish at sea with the fleet of Hiram.  Once every three years the fleet of ships of Tarshish used to come bringing gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks. Notes Yes, peacocks are mentioned in the Bible.  The context […]

True Vine

John 15:1 (ESV) “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.” Notes We abide in Christ. We do this by reading the Word, studying the Word, and listening to the preaching of the Word. We pray and reflect on the Word, practicing it and applying it to […]

Triquetra and the Trinity

Luke 3:21-22 (ESV) 21 Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; […]

Malchus Right Ear – Love your Enemies

Malchus’ right ear It is late at night.  A great crowd with lanterns, swords, and clubs seeks out Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane, where he had been praying.  The mob seized Jesus.  Peter, the impulsive and brave, drew his sword and cut off the right ear of Malchus.  Malchus […]