Friday, January 10, 2014

Why This Blog?

Although my children initially had no formal art training before they first began this blog, except a semester of elementary school instruction in drawing and one in painting, the Lord has given them a desire and a talent for drawing pictures that glorify Him. And as they have used their gifts and talents, He has brought about the growth and development.  The purpose of this blog is to provide them with a venue to share those works of art publicly for His glory.  Please find the art gallery directories at the bottom of this page.

I'd like to say a word about the name of the blog.  We've all heard of the expression, "a brush with death," which refers to a close encounter that a person has with death.  We've called this blog, "A Brush with Life," because Jesus is the Life, and these works of art are for His glory.  The brush or pencil is merely an instrument in the hand of the skillful person, who has fully committed his or her life to God, who is the Master Craftsman and Creator of all.  But when His life flows through that person, it brings glory to Him.

A Deer Miss
Earlier this evening, the day after New Year's Day, we decided to go out to eat as a family to celebrate the completion of the children's first semester of school. Before we left home, we prayed for protection for ourselves on the journey. It was dark and rainy, as we made our way into the city, down a two-lane state highway out in the country.  We were traveling at nearly 50 miles per hour, and so was the car coming toward us.

As we were just about to pass by the oncoming car, and only had what seemed like five or six feet remaining between the front of our two vehicles going in opposite directions in our separate lanes, a deer jumped out from our left hand side of the road.  It dashed in front of the other car and in front of our van.  We did not even see it, except for a split second as it leaped across to the right side of the road in front of our passenger's side headlight.  All we caught was that quick flash image of the deer leaping across the road right in front of our headlight, and it was gone. We came so close to hitting it, because it looked like it was not more than one to three feet in front of our vehicle. What a near miss, or shall we say, a deer miss! We never even had time to touch the brakes and probably the other car didn't either.  My wife and I immediately realized what had happened, and told the family how we had just been miraculously protected.  Then we all began to thank and praise the Lord loudly and joyfully.

Had we been going one half a mile per hour faster or simply arrived at that spot a mere millisecond sooner, we would have collided with the deer.  Had the other vehicle hit the deer with his driver's side front end, it could have thrown the deer into our windshield.  Another possible scenario could have caused that car to swerve into us to avoid hitting the deer, or could have caused us to swerve off the road into a ditch, where we could have experienced a vehicle roll over.  There were any number of ways it could have resulted in great injury or loss of life, and damage to our vehicle.  But the Lord truly protected us.  We marveled at how fast that deer would have had to go!  The combined speed of our vehicle and the oncoming one was about 100 miles per hour, and the deer had only enough space to run between the two vehicles, but he made it through unscathed.  We don't know how the Lord did it, or if an angel yanked him out of our way at light speed, but we do know it was truly a miracle. Praise the Lord!

The Demon that Causes Accidents
In a supernatural visitation that a fourteen-year old, Nigerian boy received from Jesus Christ in June 2013, the Lord showed him Beelzebuk, who is the demon that causes accidents and killings. 

The Lord said, "You believers, learn to pray before (and cover yourself in) the journey, and dress as a Christian and let your character be as a Christian character, because satan has sent his blood-sucking demons to bring blood for him to use. Therefore beware and pray earnestly, because Beelzebuk has already fired darts to cause accidents. Therefore let my Name be praised. It is by mercy that thou art alive to this day."  I encourage you read more about Samuel's testimony in my article, Visitation of Jesus to Samuel Oghenetega.

The Genesis of This Blog
After returning home from that close encounter, we started this blog, called "A Brush with Life," which I had spoken of with some of our children earlier in the day.  Not knowing what would happen to us this evening on the road, I had already coined this blog's name after the expression, "a brush with death," except that the name I had chosen for the blog refers to the artist's brush depicting scenes that glorify the Creator, who is Life Himself.  The name of the blog was something I received during prayer this morning, along with the leading to create such a gallery. When the Lord anoints his sons and daughters, to whom He has given artistic skills, their brush becomes a brush with Life!

"Jesus said to him, "I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father but through Me." (Joh 14:6).  He alone is Life!  There is no other Way to the Father besides Him.  All other roads lead to death.

We should do everything in His name, even children's drawings.  As the apostle Paul said, "Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father." (Col 3:17)

The Lord gives each of us gifts and talents, not so that we can get rich by them, but so that we may bring glory to Him.  There are skillful people in whom the Lord has put skill, and whose hearts stir them to come and perform their work for the King. This was true of the Biblical figure Bezalel, son of Uri, who was appointed by Moses to oversee the design and construction of the Tabernacle (Exodus 35:30).

The Bible says, "Then Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab and every skillful person in whom the LORD had put skill, everyone whose heart stirred him, to come to the work to perform it." (Exodus 36:2)

Bezalel was an artistic designer of the materials that the Lord appointed for the tabernacle, which were to be made exactly according to the pattern shown to Moses on the mountain.  He was also joined by Oholiab and many other skillful workmen, who helped him.

"All the skillful men among those who were performing the work made the tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twisted linen and blue and purple and scarlet material, with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman, Bezalel made them." (Exo 36:8)

So I have created the following galleries for the glory of God, and appointed my fifteen-year old daughter to manage them under my direction.

Young Ladies of God Gallery
The "rooms" in this gallery contain art work created by my oldest daughters, C.V. and H.R., who are fifteen and thirteen years old respectively. Please check back from time to time, as we continue to add new art work to these rooms, as well as new rooms in this gallery.

The Bridegroom The Creator The Beautiful Bride
Heaven Jesus The Rapture
Book of Isaiah Love New Testament
Beauty Sayings of the Wise Book of Psalms
Book of Revelation Prayer Hands of God
Salvation A Scribe Unto the Lord


Children of God Gallery
The "rooms" in this gallery contain art work created by my eleven-year old daughter, F.R., and my eight-year old son, C.R.  It also includes some of my oldest daughter's work that she did when she was a child.  Please check back from time to time, as we continue to add new art work to these rooms, as well as new rooms in this gallery.

Heaven God's Hand New Testament
Rapture Treasure God's Creation
Light Jesus Old Testament
Adornment


All recently added artwork is listed on the Recent Artwork page.

 Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.

Author's note I also recommend visiting my children's blog, Verses for the King, where you will also find beautiful poetry they have written for the glory of God. You can access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master."

This blog is managed and maintained by my fifteen-year old daughter, C.V., under my training, direction, and guidance with a bit of assistance occasionally.  She collaborates with her siblings (her fellow artists), then she creates digital representations of the art – through scanning or photography, crops it, organizes it, uploads it, creates the gallery rooms, organizes them, adds accompanying text (including Scriptures that she and her siblings have selected for their art), and publishes them to the web.  She is learning responsibility, teamwork, administrative skills, and computer skills -- including some HTML programming, a bit of graphic design, photography, website development, and website publishing.  In addition, this is a ministry that allows our children to lovingly share their artistic talents and the Scriptures with others, bringing glory to God through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Most importantly it leads them to meditate more on the Word of God. 
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Walk with Me -- I Am Coming

We have been honored by Faith Hetrick's use of our artwork in her beautiful music video, Walk with Me -- I AM Coming, a prophetic song. You are invited to view it below.



Author's note:  Sometimes imperfections may be retouched or removed using software, but usually the art is presented here without any modification. You can find more art in this blog's directories for the Young Ladies of God Gallery and the Children of God Gallery.  I also recommend visiting my children's blog, Verses to the King, where you will also find beautiful poetry they have written for the glory of God. I also recommend my article on the same topic as this song, which is called The Ways of Life. You can access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master."

This blog is managed and maintained by my seventeen-year old daughter, C.V., under my training, direction, and guidance with a bit of assistance occasionally. 

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

Jesus

This room in our gallery contains artwork depicting scenes of Jesus.  Please check back from time to time, as we continue to add new artwork to this room, as well as other rooms in our galleries.  You may click on the thumbnail images below to enlarge them.


 "Child on Jesus' Lap"
-- C.V., girl, age 15

"But Jesus said, "Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; 
for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." (Mat 19:14)


"Jesus and Daddy"
-- C.V., girl, age 15

"But the Lord is faithful and will strengthen you and protect you against the evil one." (2Th 3:3)


"Then he will strengthen you to be holy. Then you will be blameless in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all God's holy people." (1Th 3:13)



"Jesus' Shining Face"
-- C.V., girl, age 15

"The LORD bless you, and keep you; the LORD make His face shine on you, and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up His countenance on you, and give you peace." (Num 6:24-26)



"The Lord and Me"
-- C.V., girl, age 15


 "Beautiful Jesus"
-- C.V., girl, age 16

"Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies.."(Joh 11:25)

 "Sun of Righteousness"
-- C.V., girl, age 16

"For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly." (Psa 84:11)

"But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall." (Mal 4:2)


 "An Ever-Present Help"
-- C.V., girl, age 16

"For the choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah, set to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble." (Psa 46:1)

 "Children of the Lord"
-- H.R., girl, age 14

"Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children;" (Eph 5:1)


"But Jesus called for them, saying, "Permit the children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." (Luk 18:16)


 "Open My Eyes"
-- H.R., girl, age 14

"Open my eyes, that I may behold Wonderful things from Your law." (Psa 119:18)


 "Thou Art Worthy"
-- C.V., girl, age 16

"'Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.'" (Rev 4:11)


"...saying with a loud voice, 'Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.'" (Rev 5:12)


 "The Bearer of Our Burdens"
-- C.V., girl, age 16

"Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens." (Ps 68:19)

 
Related blogs: Please see these related articles and poems:

Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the NASB. Most other Scriptures taken from The Holy Bible, New International Version® NIV®, unless otherwise noted.

Author's note:  Sometimes imperfections may be retouched or removed using software, but usually the art is presented here without any modification. You can find more art in this blog's directories for the Young Ladies of God Gallery and the Children of God Gallery.  I also recommend visiting my children's blog, Verses to the King, where you will also find beautiful poetry they have written for the glory of God. You can access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master."

This blog is managed and maintained by my fifteen-year old daughter, C.V., under my training, direction, and guidance with a bit of assistance occasionally.  She collaborates with her siblings (her fellow artists), then she creates digital representations of the art – through scanning or photography, crops it, organizes it, uploads it, creates the gallery rooms, organizes them, adds accompanying text (including Scriptures that she and her siblings have selected for their art), and publishes them to the web.  She is learning responsibility, teamwork, administrative skills, and computer skills -- including some HTML programming, a bit of graphic design, photography, website development, and website publishing.  In addition, this is a ministry that allows our children to lovingly share their artistic talents and the Scriptures with others, bringing glory to God through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Most importantly it leads them to meditate more on the Word of God.

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
_________________________________________________

Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

Love

This room in our gallery contains artwork depicting love.  Please check back from time to time, as we continue to add new artwork to this room, as well as other rooms in our galleries. You may click on the thumbnail images below to enlarge them.



 "Heavenly Companions"
-- C.V., girl, age 15
"Husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the church and gave his life for it." (Eph 5:25)


"With All Your Heart"
-- C.V., girl, age 15
"Love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength." (Deu 6:5)
 

 
"Blow on My Garden"
-- C.V., girl, age 15
"[Bride] Awake, north wind! Come, south wind! Blow on my garden! Let its spices flow from it. Let my beloved come to his garden, and let him eat his own precious fruit." (Son 4:16)


"The Rose #1"
-- C.V., girl, age 16
"I am a rose of Sharon, a lily growing in the valleys." (Son 2:1)


"Love Like Fire"
-- C.V., girl, age 15
"Wear me as a signet ring on your heart, as a ring on your hand. Love is as overpowering as death. Devotion is as unyielding as the grave. Love's flames are flames of fire, flames that come from the LORD. Raging water cannot extinguish love, and rivers will never wash it away. If a man exchanged all his family's wealth for love, people would utterly despise him." (Son 8:6-7)

 


 "Jesus and I" 
-- C.V., girl, age 15
"The Father loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God." (Joh 16:27)


"Country Girl"
-- C.V., girl, age 15
"He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD." (Pro 18:22)


"Match in the Meadow"
-- C.V., girl, age 15
""He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD." (Pro 18:22)


"Midnight Vigil"
-- C.V., girl, age 15
"On my bed night after night I sought him Whom my soul loves; I sought him but did not find him. 'I must arise now and go about the city; In the streets and in the squares I must seek him whom my soul loves.' I sought him but did not find him." (Son 3:1-2)



"His Little Lambs"
-- C.V., girl, age 16

""My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me..." (Joh 10:27)


 "Sharing"
-- C.V., girl, age 16

"And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased." (Heb 13:16)


 "House by the Lake"
-- C.V., girl, age 17

"'If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.'" (Jos 24:15)



Related blogs: Please see these related blogs and poems:
The Loving God Who Bids Us to Come
Law of Love in the New Testament
Seeing Jesus, Loving Him, Character and Glory
The Love Story (poem)
Out of His Love (poem)
Feeling Your Love (poem)
Jesus, My Lover (poem)
You Fill Me Up (poem)

Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the NASB

Author's note:  Sometimes imperfections may be retouched or removed using software, but usually the art is presented here without any modification. You can find more art in this blog's directories for the Young Ladies of God Gallery and the Children of God Gallery.  I also recommend visiting my children's blog, Verses to the King, where you will also find beautiful poetry they have written for the glory of God. You can access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master."

This blog is managed and maintained by my fifteen-year old daughter, C.V., under my training, direction, and guidance with a bit of assistance occasionally.  She collaborates with her siblings (her fellow artists), then she creates digital representations of the art – through scanning or photography, crops it, organizes it, uploads it, creates the gallery rooms, organizes them, adds accompanying text (including Scriptures that she and her siblings have selected for their art), and publishes them to the web.  She is learning responsibility, teamwork, administrative skills, and computer skills -- including some HTML programming, a bit of graphic design, photography, website development, and website publishing.  In addition, this is a ministry that allows our children to lovingly share their artistic talents and the Scriptures with others, bringing glory to God through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Most importantly it leads them to meditate more on the Word of God.

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
_________________________________________________

Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

Book of Isaiah

This room in our gallery contains artwork depicting verses taken from the book of Isaiah.  Please check back from time to time, as we continue to add new artwork to this room, as well as other rooms in our galleries. You may click on the thumbnail images below to enlarge them.


"The Crown of Beauty"
-- C.V., girl, age 15
"The Spirit of the Almighty LORD is with me because the LORD has anointed me to deliver good news to humble people. He has sent me to heal those who are brokenhearted, to announce that captives will be set free and prisoners will be released. He has sent me to announce the year of the LORD'S good will and the day of our God's vengeance, to comfort all those who grieve. He has sent me to provide for all those who grieve in Zion, to give them crowns instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of tears of grief, and clothes of praise instead of a spirit of weakness. They will be called Oaks of Righteousness, the Plantings of the LORD, so that he might display his glory." (Isa 61:1-3)


"Flowers of the Field"
-- C.V., girl, age 15
"A voice called, 'Call out!' I asked, "'What should I call out?' 'Call out: All people are like grass, and all their beauty is like a flower in the field. Grass dries up, and flowers wither when the LORD'S breath blows on them. Yes, people are like grass. Grass dries up, and flowers wither, but the word of our God will last forever.'" (Isa 40:6-8)



 "Praise from the Islands"
-- C.V., girl, age 16

"Sing to the LORD a new song, Sing His praise from the end of the earth! You who go down to the sea, and all that is in it. You islands, and those who dwell on them.
(Isa 42:10)


 "Spring Roses"
-- H.R., age 14

"A voice says, "Call out." Then he answered, "What shall I call out?" All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, When the breath of the LORD blows upon it; Surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever." (Isa 40:6-8)


"Hillside Glory"
-- C.V., girl, age 17

"How lovely on the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news, Who announces peace And brings good news of happiness, Who announces salvation, And says to Zion, "Your God reigns!" (Isa 52:7)



Related blogs:  Please see these related articles and poems:
Restored Truth
The Scripture Must Be Fulfilled
God's Word Never Fails
The Bible is the Word of God  
The Beauty of Brokenness
Your Rewards Are Based on Your Practice
His Little Flower (poem)
Reward of the Overcomer (poem)
My Daily Bread (poem)


Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the NASB

Author's note:  You can find more art in this blog's directories for the Young Ladies of God Gallery and the Children of God Gallery.  I also recommend visiting my children's blog, Verses to the King, where you will also find beautiful poetry they have written for the glory of God. You can access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master."

This blog is managed and maintained by my fifteen-year old daughter, C.V., under my training, direction, and guidance with a bit of assistance occasionally.  She collaborates with her siblings (her fellow artists), then she creates digital representations of the art – through scanning or photography, crops it, organizes it, uploads it, creates the gallery rooms, organizes them, adds accompanying text (including Scriptures that she and her siblings have selected for their art), and publishes them to the web.  She is learning responsibility, teamwork, administrative skills, and computer skills -- including some HTML programming, a bit of graphic design, photography, website development, and website publishing.  In addition, this is a ministry that allows our children to lovingly share their artistic talents and the Scriptures with others, bringing glory to God through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Most importantly it leads them to meditate more on the Word of God.

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
_________________________________________________

Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

Beauty

This room in our gallery contains artwork depicting beauty.  Please check back from time to time, as we continue to add new artwork to this room, as well as other rooms in our galleries. You may click on the thumbnail images below to enlarge them.

"Beauty Unfading"
-- C.V., girl, age 15

"Your adornment must not be merely external--braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God." (1Pe 3:3-4)

 
 "Autumn Beauty"
-- C.V., girl, age 16

"He has made everything beautiful in His time; also He has set eternity in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God makes from the beginning to the end." (Ecc 3:11 MKJV)


 "Scenes of the Season #1"
 -- C.V., girl, age 17

"For the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof." (1Co 10:26)

 "Scenes of the Season #2"
 -- C.V., girl, age 17

"For the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof." (1Co 10:26)

Related blogs:  Please see these related articles and poems:
 

Author's note:  You can find more art in this blog's directories for the Young Ladies of God Gallery and the Children of God Gallery.  I also recommend visiting my children's blog, Verses to the King, where you will also find beautiful poetry they have written for the glory of God. You can access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master."

This blog is managed and maintained by my fifteen-year old daughter, C.V., under my training, direction, and guidance with a bit of assistance occasionally.  She collaborates with her siblings, who are her fellow artists, then she creates digital representations of the art – through scanning or photography, crops it, organizes it, uploads it, creates the gallery rooms, organizes them, adds accompanying text -- including Scriptures that she and her siblings have selected for their art, and publishes them to the web.  She is learning responsibility, teamwork, administrative skills, and computer skills -- including some HTML programming, graphic design, website development, and website publishing.  In addition, this is a ministry that allows our children to lovingly share their artistic talents and the Scriptures with others, bringing glory to God through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Most importantly it leads them to meditate more on the Word of God.

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
_________________________________________________

Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

New Testament

This room in our gallery contains artwork depicting verses found in the New Testament.  Please check back from time to time, as we continue to add new artwork to this room, as well as other rooms in our galleries. You may click on the thumbnail images below to enlarge them.


"Fruits of the Spirit #1"
-- C.V., girl, age 15
"But the spiritual nature produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There are no laws against things like that. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified their corrupt nature along with its passions and desires. If we live by our spiritual nature, then our lives need to conform to our spiritual nature. We can't allow ourselves to act arrogantly and to provoke or envy each other." (Gal 5:22-26)
 


 "Fruits of the Spirit #2"
-- C.V., girl, age 15
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another." (Gal 5:22-26)
 

"The Light of the World"
-- C.V., girl, age 15
"Jesus spoke to the Pharisees again. He said, 'I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will have a life filled with light and will never live in the dark.'" (Joh 8:12)
 

"Never Severed"
-- C.V., girl, age 15
"What will separate us from the love Christ has for us? Can trouble, distress, persecution, hunger, nakedness, danger, or violent death separate us from his love? As Scripture says: 'We are being killed all day long because of you. We are thought of as sheep to be slaughtered.' The one who loves us gives us an overwhelming victory in all these difficulties. I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love which Christ Jesus our Lord shows us. We can't be separated by death or life, by angels or rulers, by anything in the present or anything in the future, by forces or powers in the world above or in the world below, or by anything else in creation." (Rom 8:35-39)

"The Mirror"
-- C.V., girl, age 15
"Do what God's word says. Don't merely listen to it, or you will fool yourselves. If someone listens to God's word but doesn't do what it says, he is like a person who looks at his face in a mirror, studies his features, goes away, and immediately forgets what he looks like. However, the person who continues to study God's perfect teachings that make people free and who remains committed to them will be blessed. People like that don't merely listen and forget; they actually do what God's teachings say." (Jam 1:22-25)


"Earthly Treasure"
-- C.V., girl, age 15
"Stop storing up treasures for yourselves on earth, where moths and rust destroy and thieves break in and steal. Instead, store up treasures for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rust don't destroy and thieves don't break in and steal." (Mat 6:19-20)


"The Ascension"
-- H.R., girl, age 13
"While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken to heaven." (Luk 24:51)


"The Last Supper"
-- H.R., girl, age 13
"Then Jesus took bread and spoke a prayer of thanksgiving. He broke the bread, gave it to them, and said, 'This is my body, which is given up for you. Do this to remember me.'" (Luk 22:19)


"Firm Faith"
-- C.V., girl, age 15
"Not that we lord it over your faith, but are workers with you for your joy; for in your faith you are standing firm." (2Co 1:24)



"Walking on the Narrow Way"
-- C.V., girl, age 16

""Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. "For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it." (Mat 7:13-14)


 "The Four Seeds"
-- C.V., girl, age 16
(Mat 13:1-9; 18-23)


 "Shining Light"
-- C.V., girl, age 16

""Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven." (Mat 5:16)


 "Lilies of the Field"
-- H.R., girl, age 13

""And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these." (Mat 6:28-29)


 "The Lord's Supper"
-- C.V., girl, age 16

"While they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and after a blessing, He broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, "Take, eat; this is My body." And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you; for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins." (Mat 26:26-28)



 "English Breakfast"
-- C.V., girl, age 16

""Therefore bear fruit in keeping with repentance; " (Mat 3:8)

""My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples." (Joh 15:8)

"All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness." (Heb 12:11)



Related blogs:  Please see these related articles and poems:
Light of the World
The Ways of Life 
Keeping Power of God 
Is Obedience Optional?
The Obedience of Faith
Obedience by the Spirit
Christ's Two Ascensions
Gifts and Fruit of the Spirit: What's the Difference?
Hidden Treasures
Divine Tapestry 
Store Eternal Treasure (poem)
Nothing Will Separate (poem)
Mirror of Christ (poem)
Lighthouse (poem)

Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.

Author's note:  You can find more art in this blog's directories for the Young Ladies of God Gallery and the Children of God Gallery.  I also recommend visiting my children's blog, Verses to the King, where you will also find beautiful poetry they have written for the glory of God. You can access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master."

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.