Last Sunday (9.22.19) we began a new sermon series in the Minor Prophets. Every time we begin a new sermon series we ask one of our many artists to come up with a graphic for that series. We have a desire to see the creative people in our church using the gifts God has given them for the building up of the church.
Below is the graphic for the series and Andrew’s description of how this series came about.
Artist Statement: On September 12th this design came to me quickly, clearly, and I can honestly say, from outside of myself. Usually when I’m working on a design for a sermon series I spend time in the passage, then have a fairly strong design feeling that I work out through trial and error. But this one was different. At 11:09 am that morning I had absolutely nothing and at 11:10 the Spirit put this in my head.
Throughout the Minor Prophets, God keeps calling His people back to to Him, back to his heart. He’s holding it out, offering himself to an unrepentant or temporarily repentant people. Not embracing Him leads to destruction. There’s nothing we can DO to earn this restoration, only when we’ve fully surrendered to his embrace and his will, will we be restored.
There is more symbolism in this design, some that I understand and some I pray that the Spirit will continue to reveal over the course of this series. But I feel like I’m not supposed to explain it further but instead call all of us to engage and interpret it together over the course of the next 13 weeks as we engage His word.