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Following Jesus: a radical reorientation of life

We are doing a sermon series in Matthew this coming year: Following Jesus – a radical reorientation of life. We hope it raises the bar for all of us as we follow Jesus. A critical moment in Matthew 8 for two “so called followers” is when they are confronted with the reality of following Jesus. Sadly, they are not willing to radically reorient their lives. They stay on shore and the Disciples get in the boat with Jesus – a picture of true discipleship – and experience the storm and Jesus’ display of his authority over creation. Here’s Rembrandt’s portrayal of the storm – amazing.

Christ In The Storm on the Lake, by Rembrandt (1633).

This painting (and others) were stolen in 1990 from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Here is the FBI info page on the theft. It’s probably hanging in some secluded room only to be enjoyed by the one who commissioned it’s pilfering. A five million dollar reward offered for it’s safe return.

  1. pratik.m
    August 29, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    this is an excellent work…………. superb …… i m also an artist.i wil also try someday.like this. im still 18years old..

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