Churchtoons, cartoons from Church


Welcome to Churchtoons! Every week I try to post a new cartoon. Here are my latest:
Showing posts with label incarnation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label incarnation. Show all posts

Monday, December 20, 2021

Jesus lived before he was born


As we consider the birth of Christ, John reminds us that Jesus Christ existed before the incarnation. John points us back to a time before Genesis 1, to a time before anything was created, and John ascribes all of the creative acts to the pre-existing Jesus, referred to as the "Word" (John 1). This description of Christ leaves us in wonder that the very creator of all things slipped into His creation to demonstrate His love for us.

Sunday, August 8, 2021

My pain is greater than your pain


We all suffer different kinds of pain, and sometimes it might be tempting to dismiss someone's pain, because we feel it's not like our pain. Satan argued with God that physical suffering was more distressing than emotional or financial loss (Job 2).  Can you find a way to let others share their pain without judging them or minimizing their suffering?

Friday, September 11, 2020

Happy to be here


Christians often use Psalm 122 to remind us of the blessing we receive when we attend church. However, we should take care no to mistake our church buildings for God's presence. When we gather, either in person or through virtual meeting (Matt 18:20), we are benefiting from seeing God's spirt in our brothers and sisters (John 14).  How are you finding others to worship with?

Friday, December 27, 2019

Carrying Advent into the new year

Christians have chosen to set aside December 25th as a time to focus on God the Son's unique advent into our history as the man Jesus. While we rejoice in this time and use it as a way to celebrate God's first advent, we know that the truths of this time are really for everyday. May we be humbled by God's great gift through out the year. 1 Timothy 4:6.
(originally published 12/31/17)

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Who was the first to hear that God's Son was born?

The news that God had sent HIS Son, Jesus Christ, into the world was first given to 
the most socially unacceptable men of the day. Shepherds were financially poor and
socially excluded. They would not have been welcome in the worship services or Temple.
But God saw their worth, and gave the wonderful news to these "lest of these" first.
How do we treat those on the fringe our polite social circles?
(originally posted 12/25/16)

Sunday, August 25, 2019

When considering our trials and times of suffering it might be easy to dismiss Jesus' sufferings as something entirely different than what we are experiencing. The good news is that Jesus does understand exactly what you are feeling and relates to your experience as if it were his own (see Hebrews 4:15-16).

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Handling God

When the apostle John describes his time with Jesus Christ, he remembers being able to touch and handle the Son of God 1 John 1:1. It's hard to imagine the God who created us came to us in a form that was so accessible and welcoming. When you think of Christ, do you think of him as this inviting? Do you imagine someone who let you shake his hand or give him a hug?

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Is your fear bigger than your God?

Sometimes our fears seem so large that nothing can save us from their power. Isaiah 7:4 reminds us that the things we fear most are very small when compared to the infinitely powerful GOD.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

I've already got a plan

Isaiah 7 tells the story of Isaiah's encounter with King Ahaz. During their meeting, Isaiah brings word from God that Ahaz can rely on God to fight for the king. Ahaz chooses his own plan over God's signs and visions. How do we rely on our own plans rather than trusting what God has already promised us in the Bible?

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Rough Hands on the Prince of Peace

When the God of all glory came to earth in the form of baby,
the first hands to touch him were likely the callused hands of
the working class. While kings and rulers were denied an
audience with the new born king, shepherds were in attendance.
What does that tell us about the roots of Christianity? 


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.