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I had a great weekend in Easton Maryland. I presented part of my Be the Body Workshop at Easton Church of the Brethren. I did a worship painting, left the congregation make their own art project and preached on 1 Corinthians 12. I set a goal to do 15 events this year outside my home church, and that was the first one.

So what else is coming up this year?
2. My first stop is the Snowflake Gala February 11 2012 at Mulberry Art Studios in Lancaster, PA. I’ll have two paintings on display and I’ll be doing a short performance painting as part of the festivities.

3. March 10, I will be at my home church New Creation Fellowship in Reading, doing the first live performance of A Night A.M.O.K. Pix of JC A night of art, music and ministry at 7:00 p.m.

4. March 16-18, I’ll be in Chattanooga, TN presenting at the Call 2 Ministry Conference.

5. May 4 I am scheduled to perform A Night AMOK, Pix of JC at Mt. Zion Rd Church of the Brethren

6. May 17-19, 2012 I will be participating in and presenting at the Church of the Brethren Church Planting Conference in Richmond, IN.

7. May 20, I will be preaching and painting at Pleasant Chapel Church of the Brethren In Ashley Indiana in their Sunday Morning Service and looking at another possible Event in Western Ohio that evening.

8. July 7-11 I’ll be painting at the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference in St. Louis as part of one of the worship services (tentative)

9. October 6 I’ll be presenting God and the Creative Process at a Christian Writer’s Conference at Country Cupboard in Lewisburg, PA. Plus a possible event in the evening in that area.

10. October 7, I will be doing a version of A Night AMOK, Pix of JC for Sunday Morning Worship at St. Thomas Independent Church of the Brethren, Mt. Pleasant Mills, PA

Of course all of these are Lord willing. I am grateful to God or all these opportunities and am hoping for many more. If you would like to bring me in for your church or event, I would welcome the opportunity to talk with you further.


A Night A.M.O.K. Pix of JC Bring it to your church this Spring!

A Night A.M.O.K. Pix of JC Bring it to your church this Spring!


I just wanted to take a moment to tell you all about the program I am working on here. It’s called A Night A.M.O.K.: Pix of JC. It’s an hour and a half to two hour evangelistic program I am making available to churches after March 10. March 10 is the roll out “performance” that I will be doing at my home church.

So what is A Night A.M.O.K.? It’s an evening of art, music and ministry. In Pix of JC, I will be painting a variety of images live accompanied by music and videos and interspersing the program with short messages, stories and more, designed to tell the story of Jesus; from what it means to be Lord and Savior, to what He did on the cross, to why all this is important to you. It’s part message, part testimony with a little drama and lots of paint and it ends with an invitation. I’ve done most of the components of the program live in various venues before but this is the first time I am bringing them all together into a cohesive story. It’s designed to bring people to the cross (I even bring my own cross) and to a decision for Christ.

I would love to do this program for your church. Due to the amount of things that I have to carry to do this program. I will need to drive it to your venue, but if you are outside a three hour radius from Reading, PA. All hope is not lost, I may be able to work you into a tour.

If you’re interested, contact me, Dave Weiss, for details.
The web page for the event is coming soon.


IllustrationFriday.com Challenge: Scary

IllustrationFriday.com Challenge: Scary

When I first saw the challenge was “scary” my thought went to images of monsters and other various things. How did I land on this image of a cute little lamb scared out of it’s wits? Well…frankly it all goes back to the scariest thing of all.

There’s a verse in the Bible that says “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” (1 Peter 5:8) There is a very real threat in our world that is scary beyond belief. He is the devil, an evil spiritual being, bent on your destruction. Like a lion prowling on the fringes of a herd of sheep, he waits to do harm to whoever he can. He hates us all and wants to destroy us just like this poor terrified sheep. But there is good news.

You see a lot of people portray the devil as if he were God’s evil twin. This is not the case. He is immensely powerful and can wreak considerable havoc, but his power pales in comparison to the living God as revealed in Christ. Carrying the sheep metaphor further consider this passage from John 10, Jesus said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd who owns the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.

“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.” The way to avoid being devoured by the lion is to stay close to the shepherd. He is your protector, your friend and if you ask Him, your savior. He laid down His life for you and He took it up again. He is alive and nothing (not even a roaring lion bent on your destruction) can defeat Him.

Draw (and stay) close to Jesus, without Him, life is SCARY!



Artist/Pastor/Speaker Dave Weiss would love to come to your church and share his unique ministry. Dave is the founder of AMOKArts.com a ministry dedicated to helping people find and use their God-created purpose. Dave’s life was transformed when a pastor found a use for his unusual gift and his mission is to do the same for others. If your congregation has anyone in it that is having a hard time finding their purpose and where they fit into the body of Christ. Dave’s presentation is for you. For more information contact Dave Weiss at amokarts@aol.com



I’m late getting this one up mainly because this was the final weekend of my run in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. What was funny was IllustrationFriday.com posted the challenge word for the week and it was “SWELL.” My son joked every time I got a compliment that my head would swell. I’ve received applause before in my life, but the crowds for this show were incredible. They really supported us. It’s the kind of thing that could go to a person’s head so I thought this was a good time to go tongue in cheek. My head didn’t actually swell, this cast was so great and it was so much fun. So Chris, this one’s for you.

P.S. Were I struggling with a swelled head, I would probably have to remember this verse. Romans 12:3 3 “For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.”



I’m posting Genesis 3 from the Abstract Bible this morning. Satan tempts Eve and throws humanity for a loop for all time. I want to focus this morning on how Satan made it happen. Essentially Satan got Eve to question whether or not God meant what He said and then question God’s motivations and goodness. See for yourself.

Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”
2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”
4 “You will not surely die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

I did a piece of art earlier on the week about the tree of knowledge. You can see that below. The point is simple. God didn’t want them too eat from the tree not because He is bad but because they would never have had to know evil. He wanted them to live in paradise forever.

Questioning what God meant has become almost a spectator sport in our world, even in the church. This is part of the reason I started doing the Abstract Bible project. It’s a time of personal devotion. It’s not my only time of devotion, but it is something I do to dwell on the scripture and take it to heart. The reason I post it on video and share it is because I want to give you another chance to hear the unfiltered Word of God and share an idea you can use for drawing closer to God through His Word. This is also the reason I post the daily one year Bible reading.

I also posted it because I needed it myself. As a pastor, I spend time in the Bible for part of my living, but there was a problem with that. I found that I was getting into the Word mostly for research, so I’d have something to preach. That’s not really enough. There needed to be some more time where it was just me and God for no other reason than for Him to speak into my life. There were times where I genuinely missed that.

We all need to be in the Word of God. It is our God given weapon against the attacks of the enemy. It is the resource we can use when outside forces try to get us to question God’s Word and His love, whether He means what He says and whether or not He loves us. The Bible is His answer, it’s His love letter to you. A closed Bible is useless, to reap it’s power and wisdom, it has to be opened. Find a devotional practice that works for you and do it every day.This Lord’s day (and every day), get in the Word.

The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil

The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil

Bible Reading Guide
An important part of following God is knowing what He wants and a great way to know what He wants is to read His Word. Follow this plan and you will finish reading the Bible in a year.
Genesis 45, Job 21-23, Psalm 13
You can also download your own chart here.