Posts Tagged ‘Lord’


I love art, always have, and few activities in my life bring me more joy than making art.
But that’s not what it’s all about.
I love traveling all over the country, painting my pictures and telling my stories.
But that’s not what it’s all about.
I love pastoring my church and creating new ways to preach and help people get it,
and that’s closer, but that’s not what it’s all about.
I get paid to paint pictures and tell stories and I have made friends all over the world, and that is amazingly cool, but that’s not what it’s all about either.

So what is it all about?

It’s all about Jesus.

It’s about helping people come to know Him.
It’s about following His leading.
It’s about answering His call.
It’s about learning all that He has for me, the easy stuff and the hard stuff.
It’s about telling the story of what He has done for me.
It’s about speaking His truth to whoever will listen.
It’s about trying to honor Him for all that He has done for me.
It’s about knowing the price He paid
and it’s about knowing I am completely unworthy and completely and perfectly love.

It’s all about Jesus, and if I keep Him as my focus, honor Him as Lord, worship Him as Savior, everything else will work out.

Jesus is life. Life is Jesus.

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My new presentation, A Night AMOK: Pix of JC is now available for booking. This evangelistic presentation is an evening of art,music and ministry. In the program, I paint a variety of pictures live, accompanied by videos, music, story telling and the Word of God. It’s all designed to paint a picture of Jesus, a true, scriptural, real picture of His amazing love on people’s hearts and minds. Check it out.
For more information on A Night AMOK:Pix of JC, click here and if you’d like to bring me in to do A Night AMOK, you may contact me at amokarts@aol.com.

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I was preaching at a meeting not too long ago and I got the opportunity to share one of my favorite stories. I found the video online of me sharing the story and thought I would share it here.

Sometimes God asks us to do things we don’t want to do. The painting in this video is one of the best images the Lord has ever given me. I love to paint it, but I was in a place working with all these really creative artists and I wanted to do something really cool and different. I was praying for a new image but I kept feeling like God was pushing me to paint this piece again… The video tells the story

The end of the story is I gave the painting to the girl. I’ve painted that painting probably a dozen times now, and I have never kept it more than a few days. The image of Christ as lion and lamb, king and sacrifice, savior and Lord is not meant to be kept, it’s meant to be shared.


Who Do You Say That I Am? #4 Immanuel

Who Do You Say That I Am? #4 Immanuel


“He will be called Immanuel, meaning God with us.” It’s a line from the Christmas story telling us another characteristic of Jesus. He is God with us. He was God with us when He walked the earth in the flesh and He is God with us now as He lives in the hearts of all believers. The image today represents Christ indwelling the hearts of man kind. He is still Immanuel, still God with us and in His Word He promised that He would be with us always. Does He live in your heart? If not ask Him to come in today. He’s waiting for your invitation.


Defeating the 20/80 Rule with Be the Body
• Does your church have enough people to get everything done?
• Does your church have a small group of people who do most of the work?
• Does your church have a large group of people on the fringes and barely connected?
When you call upon your congregation to do the kinds of service Jesus commanded do they look back at you with a look that says, “Isn’t that what we pay you for?”
There’s a rule in most human organizations including, unfortunately, the church, which states that on average about 20 percent of the people do 80% of the work. This leaves your most faithful servants doing many things for which they are neither called nor gifted and nearing burnout while the rest of the congregation is only slightly invested in the work of the Kingdom. This is not the church that God intended.
I was in danger of becoming one of those 80 percent people and then something amazing happened. I went from struggling new believer who could barely read scripture aloud with a profound fear of public speaking to ordained minister, pastor and speaker. It wasn’t all a smooth ride and it didn’t happen overnight but it happened and I can trace it all back to one event. My pastor found a Kingdom use for my unusual gift and it changed my life. I’m convinced that there are thousands (maybe millions) of people in the church of Jesus Christ who are in the same boat. They have tremendous, God-given potential to do great things—things that will tremendously expand the Kingdom and they’re just waiting for someone to find their gift, ignite their passion and show them how to be what they were created to be to the glory of God. We are all “God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God prepared in advance for us to do!”
That’s what my new presentation “Be the Body” is all about. Through the use of my story, artistic gifts, interactive projects and preaching the Word of God, I will challenge the “many parts” in your congregation to become fully invested members of the “one body” of Christ. Topics covered include:
• What it means to be the body of Christ? 

• How to do and be your part.

• What to lay down and what to take up.

• Maintaining unity and more.

This can be anywhere from a single message, a series of revival/Spiritual renewal services even a weekend retreat. I really feel a strong leading to go out into the church and call people into their God given calling. The guiding verse of this ministry is 1 Peter 4:10, Each one should use WHATEVER GIFTS he has received to serve others. I would love to come to your church or event and share with your congregation. Contact me, Dave Weiss at AMOKArts@aol.com
God bless,
Dave Weiss

www.amokarts.com


Who Do You Say That I Am#3 Risen Lord

Who Do You Say That I Am#3 Risen Lord


We talk a lot in the church about Jesus dying on the cross for our sins and that is hugely important but there is something more important. Oh certainly the sinless Jesus died in our place to save us from our sins but the greater hope came three days later when He rose from the grave. He rose from the grave. He laid down His life and He had the power to take it up again. He is risen and that is incredibly good news, because just as He rose, so will all who place their faith in Him. He is risen, so the question for each of us becomes, on that day, when you breathe your last, will you rise to be with Him? If you’re not sure place your faith in Him today. If you’re not sure how, contact me, Dave Weiss at amokarts@aol.com


Who Do You Say I Am?#2 Savior

Who Do You Say I Am?#2 Savior


Today’s image of Jesus could perhaps have been number one, It’s Jesus as Savior. The name Jesus literally means “Yahweh will save” and when the angel commanded Joseph to give Jesus his name, he said it was because He will save His people. Jesus came to be your Savior and mine because He loves us and we could not save ourselves. The Bible tells us that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. It further says the wages of sin is death. Right after it says those words, it give us a beautiful message of hope. It says “but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.” Jesus gave His life and died on the cross so you could live forever in Paradise. That’s how much He loves you and how much you’re worth to Him. He is the Savior. Is He Your Savior?