Express Your Faith Through Art
Along with music, the Worship Arts Ministry is committed to using visual art as an expression and experience of faith. Engaging and creating art is an act of faith, which the Bible calls “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1).
Our Fireside Café Gallery is an ongoing display of various visual art forms including paintings, drawings, photographs, and mixed media.
Requesting submissions for our next exhibit: "The Cup: Suffering and Blessing"
The word “cup” is used from Genesis to Revelation as a metaphor both for wrath and suffering, and for salvation and blessing. “The Cup: Suffering and Blessing” is the theme of our Easter art show which is open to everyone!
As you meditate on this theme, pray that God would inspire you to create while He prepares your heart to celebrate this truth: Jesus drank from the God’s cup of wrath so that we might drink from God’s cup of salvation.
Here are some passages from scripture that may provide some inspiration.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies, you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Psalm 23:5
Let God repay the wicked; Let their own eyes see their destruction; let them drink the cup of the wrath of the Almighty. Job 21:19-20
“This is what your Sovereign Lord says, your God, who defends his people: ‘See I have taken out of your hand the cup that made you stagger; from that cup, the goblet of my wrath, you will never drink again.” Isaiah 51:22
Going a little farther, Jesus fell with his face to the ground and prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will." Matthew 26:39
I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord. Psalm 116:13
Please submit up to two pieces of art, ready to hang, to Ryan McMillen at the CPC office by Monday, March 25. Be sure to put your name, phone number, and the title on the back of the piece. You may also include a brief explanation if desired.
Here's a sample of one of our earlier exhibits. Click on an image to enlarge it.