Artist: Jerry Piper
Title: “Centered: New Life with Christ in God”
Medium: Mixed media (Acrylic, Papers, Foil) on Traditional Wrapped Canvas
The curriculum for “Centered” was broadly scoped in helping believers understand the all-inclusiveness of God being central to, reflected by, and consistent with everything in our lives. The most compelling aspect of this knowledge is the awareness that to accomplish or achieve the goal is not a work of self-effort, but comes through understanding the indwelling Holy Spirit as the person who leads and empowers us for success with God’s eternal purpose. The Holy Spirit keeps us “centered” in this awareness that we are hidden with Christ in God, through the perfect work of the cross. Simple faith in God’s provision of Christ’s sacrifice is wholly sufficient to daily make this reality manifest. Therefore, the power of God’s salvation is seen and comprehended by the world around us as we live our lives CENTERED in Christ.