For centuries, the artwork of the Western World overflowed with Biblical images. From Michelangelo’s “David” to Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper”, Biblical images have formed some of history’s most priceless pieces of art. These masterpieces have stirred the hearts of Christians and non-Christians for hundreds and hundreds of years.
The life of Jesus has been a dominant theme of Biblical art. His birth, miracles, teaching, death, burial, and resurrection have been depicted in every form of artistic expression. Masterpieces have traced the life of the most consequential human to ever walk the planet. Over the last several years, another masterpiece has found its way into our homes as postage stamps depicting Jesus and His mother, Mary, decorate our Christmas cards.
Taking some of the great Christ-child masterpieces in history as our catalyst, Fairmount’s preaching series for December will focus on… who else?… Jesus. The artistic masterpieces of the past were often the only way that people could “read” the Bible for themselves, so artists often taught amazing lessons through the strokes of their brushes. What does the Bible and the accompanying artwork say about our great Lord and Master, Jesus Christ? What a perfect time to invite friends and family who don’t have a church home. Let them experience with you the beauty and joy of what followers of Christ have enjoyed for 2000 years.
As a side exercise, we are inviting all children and teens to draw a masterpiece of their own! Several will be chosen in December to be used as bulletin covers and worship service graphics… and who knows what else? Every participant needs the proper template on which to draw their depiction of the nativity scene. Templates can be picked up from the Children’s or Teen Ministry bulletin boards or downloaded from this site. Submissions are due to the church office by Wednesday, November 19th. All submissions will be displayed throughout our building so that everyone can enjoy your masterpiece through the Christmas season. What a joy to worship our Savior through the wonderful expression of art!
(Artwork: The Birth of Christ by Sandro Botticelli)
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