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Welcome to Churchtoons! Every week I try to post a new cartoon. Here are my latest:

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Baptism Ends with Resurrection


 Christ's baptism signified His death, burial, and resurrection (Lk 3). Understanding the order, that the pain of death had to come before the joy of resurrection, might bring us comfort in our darker experiences. When you are experiencing pain and discouragement, can you find hope for healing in knowing that God still loves, cares, and plans to pull you back to joy?

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

What it's really about


 Christians spend much of their time focused on how to please God, instead of understanding that God already loves them and wants them to feel the courage and safety of that great love. We are reminded of this theme in Zephaniah 3, where after hearing of all the judgements coming, the prophet encourages God's people by telling them what God desires for them (Zephaniah 3:14-20).

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Watching John Baptize

 

When the religious elite came to see what John the Baptist was doing, they were greeted with one of his most scathing messages (Matt 3). Rather than accepting the message and demonstrating their repentance, the religious leaders stood by and watched. How do you respond when you are challenged to live better or to own your need to do better?

Friday, January 20, 2023

Have you lost Jesus?


 The popular story of Mary and Joseph losing Jesus (Luke 2often leads to discussions on how Christians seem to forget (or lose) the teachings of Jesus. While we might not always feel God's presence, we can always rehearse or return to the teachings of Christ and practice His commands to love God and to love our neighbor. How do you search for Jesus?

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Finding and Losing Jesus


 Mary and Joseph lost track of Jesus during Passover, only to find Him teaching the masters of theology. (Luke 2) During this time, Mary seemed to understand that Jesus would serve an important role that would take him from her. As Christians, we might note that truly following Christ almost always costs us something, but we also gain so much more in return.

Saturday, January 7, 2023

The Women in Jesus' family treee


 When reviewing Jesus' genealogy, Matthew includes 5 women. While we don't know the reason they were included, we might notice that each of these women had been faithful to God during times of abuse and disadvantage. It seems odd that some names, like Sarah or Rebecca are left out, but Rahab and Tamar are included. Perhaps God is reminding us that He is the God of all, even those society deems 'lest.' Matt 2

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Ceaser was left out of the loop


 When God came to earth, He did not announce His arrival to the world's leaders, but rather, to shepherds (Luke 2). This was fitting because Jesus never courted the political or social powers of His day. If we follow Christ's example, we will seek to minister directly to the souls around us, rather than use political power to enforce our ideology. How can you minister like Christ this year?

Welcome


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.