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Using Pictures of Jesus

Using Pictures of Jesus

This is something I've always struggled with.  How do we use pictures of Jesus well, in visual worship?  This was actually a big conversation at my home church when I was doing visuals.  Leadership didn't want to see Christ's face necessarily, but silhouettes were great.

I've heard both sides - we should NOT because of what the Bible says - do not make an image of God.  Some people say that "Well Jesus was a man, people saw him, and artists have interpreted that."  I can agree with that.  Other people refer to when the Israelites made a golden calf to REPRESENT God while Moses was up on the mountain.  They weren't replacing God, they just wanted something visible to worship.  All very interesting points, and a great conversation to have in person!

I'll say this - some pictures of Jesus work better than others...when projecting it 20' wide.  Take a look at some different examples and see for yourself...(Most of these are courtesy of Awake Images - I encourage you to check them out!)

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