Sunday, February 26, 2017
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Isiah often pulled back the curtain of "what was happening" and "how it was happening" to show the "why." God's people had turned from Him and set their hearts on things that were destructive and that was why God was allowing bad things to happen to His people. In our deepest troubles, we often ask "why" - but I doubt we'd like the answer. Maybe simply asking for God's mercy and understanding to accompany the "why" would help us better respond.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
In Isaiah 1:23, God rejects the offerings and worship of His people because they are abusing and taking advantage of the defenseless or politically weak. Are there times when we ignore the plight of our disenfranchised brothers in order to push our own agenda ahead? How does that kind of behavior change the way God views our worship?
Note: the dialog above references James 2:16, which states that these words are not helpful.
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Just as an un-planted seed remains alone, we as people will be alone until we "die" to our selfish natures. Jesus demonstrated the principle by dying on the cross to bring us into His family. How are we as his representatives living this out today? Are we willing to have a little less, so that someone
else has enough to survive?
Sunday, January 29, 2017
While the world gives us much reason to be afraid, the message of Christ is one of safety and security. Psalms 91 illustrates this safety as God putting His wings around us. The illustration might be even more significant when we remember that the wing and feathers are what most defines a bird as a "bird." So, with the thing that most defines Him, God protects us.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Psalm 91:8 assures us we will only see destruction and not experience it. As Christians, we are well-versed with physical suffering, such as the apostle Paul experienced. We may experience suffering in this world, but we can be assured that God has not forsaken us, and that His Son, Jesus Christ, has also experienced this king of pain. Our assurance is not for relief, but for strength to endure.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
The Bible often uses clothing as a metaphor for traits we should demonstrate to those around us.
As Christians, we often show more concern for our physical attire than we do for our spiritual,
or metaphorical attire. Which do you think is most important to those you meet daily? The style
and appearance of your outfit, or the genuineness of your concern?
Each of the cartoons on this site is an expression of a sermon I heard in church. As a cartoonist, my method of understanding complex theological topics is to boil them down to simple images.
These images will never do justice to the sermons from which they are derived, but hopefully, they convey at least one aspect of those sermons to you, the reader.
I hope that you gain some benefit from the cartoons and will reuse them in ways that honor Christ.