Why would a small Texas church commission this painting of Jesus' Second Coming?
The small church has been a cornerstone of American life for centuries, but much has changed in the last 30 years. People are attending church less, and more people are experiencing and practicing their faith outside of the sanctuary.
Millennials in particular are growing up in a time of great skepticism and cynicism toward traditions—particularly the church. Add to this the larger secularizing trend in our culture, and a growing dislike toward faith, and these are uncertain times for the American church. Particularly uncertain for the small (100 or fewer attendees) church.
In the midst of being forgotten, we--the First Christian Church of Princeton TX, (FCCP), a 112 year-old small country church, surrounded by a transitional neighborhood, encircled by suburban sprawl, continue to keep the faith with our general practice of first responder ministry and serving sacred wine on a beer budget. As such, we have become a mission on the front line of Christianity and culture wars, with growing difficulty in funding our self.
But despite this, FCCP, has birthed something in its old age; a vision for America of its only real hope— the soon return of Jesus Christ! Commissioned by FCCP, this one of a kind painting, “The Return of the Word of God”, by artist Michelle Bauman. is now offered on a limited print basis as we desire to help others display in dramatic fashion, the doctrine of the Second Coming of Christ, and provide a small source of supplemental funding for the continuation of our church’s mission. Or, to be more accurate, our commission:
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:19-20
“As commissions go, this is a pretty good one … you might even say, A Great One.”
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8x10 on textured fine art paper $40
16x20 on textured fine art paper $100
16x20 on canvas, unstretched $125
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