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Fulfilling the Promises
"And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory." Mark 13:26
Devotions and Exposition
Soldiers of God
The Art of Faith
The Promises of God
Martyrs – The Crown of Life
The Promised Messiah
Wolves Among the Sheep
God’s Social Justice
The Attributes of God
Statement of Faith
The Capture of Christ, Heinrich Hofman
The Holy Family
Henry Ossawa Tanner American, 1859-1937 The ca. 1910 Oil on canvas
Christ raising Jairus' daughter
The original picture by Theodore Von Holst ; engraved by Miss Emily Sartain.
Two or Three Gathered in my Name by James Tissot
"Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
Christ Carrying the Cross
By El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos ca. 1577–87
Jesus Sleeping During the Tempest by James Tissot
Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, "Teacher, don't you care if we drown?" Matthew 4:38
To Golgotha by Heinrich Hofman
So they took Jesus, 17 and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called The Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha. 18 There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them. John 19:17-18
Christ Crucified between the Two Thieves: The Three Crosses
The Three Crosses, one of Rembrandt's finest works in any medium, represents the culmination of his virtuosity as a printmaker. He drew on the copperplate entirely in drypoint.
Jesus appearing to his disciples on the Sea of Galilee
The subject of the drawing is Jesus Appearing to His Disciples and the Miraculous Draft of Fishes. More precisely, as the artist transcribed from the Bible, this is the moment when Peter jumps into the water to wade ashore to Christ (John 21:7). Created by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Germany, November 16, 1856.
King David in Prayer by Rembrandt
Simon the Cyrenian Compelled to Carry the Cross with Jesus
Already weak from beatings and the labor of carrying his heavy cross, Jesus falls for a second time. A man named Simon of Cyrene, a resident of North Africa, is pressed into service to help with the burden. Taking him roughly by the shoulders, the guards urge Simon, clothed in a short blue tunic, to carry the long central beam, as Jesus lies motionless on the cobbled street.
Jesus blessing little children (Mark 10:14-16)
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.
The Good Samaritan by James Tissot
With the parable depicted here, Jesus preaches compassion, telling of a traveler waylaid by robbers in the treacherous, rocky territory between Jerusalem and Jericho. Though clearly in need of aid, the victim was ignored by a priest and a Levite—both devout men—but aided by a Samaritan, from an ethnic group ordinarily considered the enemies of the Jews.
"Mary Magdalene, weeping at the tomb." By Heinrich Ferdinand Hofmann.
But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb. 12 And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. 13 They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” 14 Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing. John 20:11-14
Christ and the woman of Samaria at Jacob's Well
A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” (For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” The woman said to him, “Sir, you have nothing to draw water with, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob? He gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and his livestock.” Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.”
The Prodigal Son by Rembrandt
Jesus by Gustave Dore
And after twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand; and they knelt down before Him and mocked Him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" Matthew 27-29
Daughter of Jairus “Little girl, I say to you, arise.”
Original drawing in pencil by Heinrich Hofmann. Based on Mark 5:22-24,35-43
Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem
by Gustave Doré (Strasbourg 1832-1883 Paris) - Oil on Canvas
The Procession in the Streets of Jerusalem by James Tissot
As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” Luke 19:37-38
The Return from Egypt by James Tissot
But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, “Rise, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the child's life are dead.” Matthew 2:19-20
The Stoning of Saint Paul at Lystra
Paul Stoned at Lystra "But Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and having persuaded the crowds, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead." Acts 14:19. Pen and brown ink with brown wash, heightened with white gouache, over black chalk by Jan Lievens c. 1621-23
Mary Louise Gow (British painter) 1851 - 1929
Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus' feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. ... "Leave her alone," Jesus replied. The account in Matthew 26, Mark 14, and John 12
The Three Angels Appearing to Abraham
By Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo. "The Lord appeared to Abraham near the large trees of Mamre. Abraham was sitting at the entrance to his tent. It was the hottest time of the day. 2 Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. So he quickly left the entrance to his tent to greet them. He bowed low to the ground.
"Jesus Wept" by James Tissot
Following the death of his friend Lazarus, Jesus goes to Bethany to comfort Martha and Mary Magdalene for a loss that he also felt keenly. Both women lament that Jesus was absent when Lazarus took ill, knowing that he would have prevented the death with his healing powers. Affected by the loss, Jesus weeps.
Stoning of St Stephen by Domenico Piola.
Pen and brown wash with traces of sketch in black chalk, 15x19.5 cm. Origin: Italy, Early 1650s
Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem
The Dore Gallery of Bible Illustrations, by Gustave Dore
The Daughter of Jairus by James Tissot
Taking her by the hand he said to her, “Talitha cumi,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.” 42 And immediately the girl got up and began walking. Mark 5:41
Peter Walks on the Sea by James Tissot
The Healing of the Officer's Son by James Tissot
The official said to Jesus, “Sir, come down before my child dies.” Jesus said to him, “Go; your son will live.” The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and went on his way. As he was going down, his servants met him and told him that his son was recovering. So he asked them the hour when he began to get better, and they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.” The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” And he himself believed, and all his household. This was now the second sign that Jesus did when he had come from Judea to Galilee. John 4:49-54
Jesus and Woman at the Well
by Edward Burne-Jones
Christ and the Woman Caught in Adultery
Christ taken before Caiaphas
The Vision of Joseph by James Tissot
An angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus because he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:20-21
He Sent them out Two by Two by James Tissot
"And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits." Mark 6:7