Friday, December 15, 2017

Nuns illustrated by Fritz Kunz

Illustration Described: sisters, nuns, dedication, Bible, habits, garden, by illustrator Fritz Kunz

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Gospel of Luke Clip Art Index

About: Lardner thinks that there are a few allusions to Luke's gospel in some of the apostolical fathers, especially in Hermas and Polycarp; and in Justin Martyr there are passages evidently taken from it; but the earliest author, who actually mentions St. Luke's gospel, is Irenaus; and he cites so many peculiarities in it, all agreeing with the gospel which we now have, that he alone is sufficient to prove its genuineness.
Samples of clip art found in this Gospel of Luke Index.
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Sometimes multiple scripture using the same image are uploaded onto the same page. Keep looking on the post and you will find that there is a scripture from the Book of The Bible it is listed under here.
  1. Christ's Temptation... - Luke 4:4, Luke 4:8 and Luke 4:12
  2. Laboring For The Lord... - Luke 10:2
  3. Afrocentric Clip Art of The Virgin - Luke 1:38 and Luke 11:27
  4. Herbert Moore's Prodigal Son - Luke 15:21
  5. Begging at the rich man's front gate...
  6. Church Interior with Scriptures - Luke 12:40
  7. He plays music for his sheep... - Luke 12:32
  8. Luke 15:10 - praying and worshiping angel
  9. Old and New Wineskins - Luke 5:37
  10. The Anointing of The Savior
  11. Give Generously - Luke 6:38
  12. The Prodigal Son Parable with Illustration - Luke 15:11-32
  13. Beaten and Left for Dead - Luke 10: 25-37
  14. In His Resurrection There is Hope! Luke 12:11
  15. A Purple Crown of Thorns - Luke 23:11
  16. The Black Sacred Heart Paired with Sacred Scripture - Luke 4:4
  17. Prutah of Widow's Mites
  18. The Words Which - Luke 24:44
  19. Give Thanks to The LORD, for He is Good! - Luke 1:50
  20. A Transparent Celtic Knot on a Letter "D" - Luke 6:31
  21. Scriptures About Ancestors - Luke 11: 48-51
  22. Luke 24:46-47 - stained glass window with lily
  23. Illuminated Quotes by Jesus About Knowledge - Luke 12:2 and Luke 21:15
  24. Enter Through The Narrow Gate - Luke 13:23 and 24
  25. Connections Between Jacob, David and Jesus - Luke 1:32
  26. Jesus, Mary and Martha - Luke 10
  27. Luke 12: 27,28 - Easter jonquils
  28. When Samuel Was Young - Luke 2:22 and Luke 2:52
  29. The Lord's Prayer - Luke 11:2-4
  30. Luke 18:27 - "old timers" series
  31. Luke 19:41 - Bible Lands
  32. How to Follow Jesus - call outs
  33. Luke 24:32 - heart on fire for Christ
  34. Jesus is Our Good Samaritan - Luke 25-37
  35. Butterfly With Heart Patterned Wings - Luke 6:31
  36. Palm Sunday - Jesus rides a donkey: hands and palm leaves
  37. "The Wailing" - Luke 23:46
  38. The Healing Christ
  39. Luke 18: 31-34 - palm leaves, three versions

The birth of Jesus and The Gospel of Luke by
The Bible Project - Watch also Luke Ch. 1-9

Page last updated December, 14th 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

"Advent Service" in traditional colors

"Advent Service" in black and white
Description of the illustration: text, "Advent Service" angel, holly, ribbon, halo
"Advent Service" in hunter's green
"Advent Service" in cherry red
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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Lion Symbols of Rudolf Koch

       "With might of ours can nought be done, soon were our loss effected;
 but for us fights the Valiant One, whom God Himself elected. Ask ye,
 Who is this? Jesus Christ it is, of Sabbath Lord, and there's no other God;
 he holds the field forever." Christ as The Lion of Judah by Rudolf Koch.
      "The most powerful daring and impressive of all carnivorous animals, the most magnificent in aspect and awful in voice." At present lions do not exist in Palestine; but they must in ancient of times have been numerous. The lion of Palestine was in all probability the Asiatic variety, described by Aristotle and Pliny as distinguished by its short curly mane, and by being shorter and rounder in shape, like the sculptured lion found in Arban. It was less daring than the longer named species, but when driven by hunger it not only ventured to attack the flocks in the desert in presence of the shepherd, but laid waste towns and villages and devoured men.
  • "And David said to Saul, Your servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:" 1 Samuel 17:34
  • "For thus has the LORD spoken to me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof." Isaiah 31: 4
  • "And so it was at the beginning of their dwelling there, that they feared not the LORD: therefore the LORD sent lions among them, which slew some of them. Why they spoke to the king of Assyria, saying, The nations which you have removed, and placed in the cities of Samaria, know not the manner of the God of the land: therefore he has sent lions among them, and, behold, they slay them, because they know not the manner of the God of the land." 2 Kings 17:25,26
  • "The slothful man said, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets." Proverbs 22: 13 
  • "And when he was gone, a lion met him by the way, and slew him: and his carcass was cast in the way, and the ass stood by it, the lion also stood by the carcass." 1 Kings 13: 24
Among the Hebrews, and throughout the Old Testament, the lion was the achievement of the princely tribe of Judah, while in the closing book of the canon it received a deeper significance as the emblem of him who "prevailed to open the book and loose the seven seals thereof."
  • "And one of the elders said to me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof." Revelations 5:5
One the other hand its fierceness and cruelty rendered it an appropriate metaphor for a fierce and malignant enemy and hence for the archfiend himself.
  • "Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver." Psalms 7:2
  • "Save me from the lion's mouth: for you have heard me from the horns of the unicorns." Psalms 22:21
  • "My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword." Psalms 57:4
  • "Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion." 2 Timothy 4:17
  • "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour:" 1 Peter 5:8
Jesus Is The Victor, with the dragon beneath him. by Rudolf Koch

Koch's Animal Symbols Found in The Bible

      Below I've included scriptures for Koch's animal symbols from the Bible. These may be used in the development of educational materials accompanying Chrismon crafts for Christmas lessons or programs.
A graphic Greek IXOYE, fish.
Read more about Fish Symbolism here.
Symbol for The Heavenly Jerusalem.

"Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. "In My Father's house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. "If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also." John 14:1-3
"And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband." Revelation 21:2 
Trinity Fish Symbol: God The Father, God The Son and God The Holy Spirit.
Read more about Trinity Symbols here.
The Lamb of the Passion carries the burden of defeating evil.

"Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives." Hebrews 2:14,15
"...who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father," Galatians 1:4
The triumphant Lamb who was slain, with a Christian cross flag.

"He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption." Hebrews 9:12
"And He came and took the scroll from the right hand of the One seated on the throne. When He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp, and they held the golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song: “Worthy are You to take the scroll and open its seals, because You were slain, and by Your blood You purchased for God those from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.…" Revelation 5:8,9
The mother pelican is a symbol of Christ's sacrificial death because it was believed that she would feed her young her own blood if she could not find food for them. This belief was commonly perpetuated during the Medieval era in Western Europe.

"He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption." Hebrews 9:12
"Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood." Acts 20:28
The Triumphant Lamb symbol is depicted with the Book of Seven Seals from the Book of Revelation.

"For you this whole vision is nothing but words sealed in a scroll. And if you give the scroll to someone who can read, and say, "Read this, please," they will answer, "I can't; it is sealed." Isaiah 29:11
"Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals." Revelation 5:1. (NIV)
The power of darkness, snake symbol from the Garden of Eden, is overpowered and destroyed by Christ who is represented by the crowned eagle in this symbol.

"The LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, Cursed are you more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you will go, And dust you will eat All the days of your life;" Genesis 3:14
"As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life." John 3:14,15

Koch Redraws Christian Monograms

       A monogram is a motif made by overlapping or combining two or more letters or other graphemes to form one symbol. Monograms are often made by combining the initials of an individual or a company, used as recognizable symbols or logos. A series of uncombined initials is properly referred to as a cypher (e.g. a royal cypher) and is not a monogram.
       Monograms first appeared on coins, as early as 350BC. The earliest known examples are of the names of Greek cities who issued the coins, often the first two letters of the city's name. For example, the monogram of Achaea consisted of the letters alpha (Α) and chi (Χ) joined together.
       Monograms below where designed by Rudolf Koch and I have also include scripture references with these for those of you crafting Chrismons with them.
       These are the monograms for the Four Evangelists: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The Four Evangelists are the men God used to write the four Gospels of Christ in The New Testament scriptures. "Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers.  Their responsibility is to equip God's people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ." Ephesians 4: 11 -12 (NLT)
       This is the monogram of Christ. It includes the I-C that means "Jesus Savior." "It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all." 1 Timothy 1:15
       This Christian monogram means, "Jesus Christ Conquers." "But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus the Messiah! 1 Corinthians 15:57 (ISV)
       One of the oldest Christian monograms from etched on the walls of the Catacombs. Cross of Constantine Patterns. "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." Romans 12:12 
A monogram of Jesus, including the cross. "Stand firm, and you will win life." Luke 21:19
       A bolder Monogram of Jesus. IHS with a crown for Chrismons. "Bear in mind that our Lord's patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him." 2 Peter 3:15 
       This strange looking Monogram is called a Sun-Disk. "If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you." John 15:7
       The traditional Chi Rho Monogram for Christ. "Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us." 2 Corinthians 1:21

Mark 14:22 by Koch

“And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body.” Mark 14:22 King James Version

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John 13:12 by Koch

“So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?” John 13:12 King James Version

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Mark 14:32 by Koch

“And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray.” Mark 14:32 King James Version

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Matthew 26:16 by Koch

“And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.” Matthew 26:16 King James Version

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Mark 14:46-48 by Koch

“And they laid their hands on him, and took him. And one of them that stood by drew a sword, and smote a servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear. And Jesus answered and said unto them, Are ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and with staves to take me?” Mark 14:46-48 King James Version

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Mark 15:15 by Koch

“And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.” Mark 15:15 King James Version

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