Our Stained Glass Windows Tell The Life Story Of Jesus From Birth To Ascension
The 1st Window Symbolizes the Birth of Jesus
Luke 2:3-7 (New American Standard Bible)
3 And everyone was on his way to register for the census, each to his own city. 4Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, 5in order to register along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child. 6 While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth. 7And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
The 2nd Window Symbolizes Jesus is Baptizedâ
Matthew 3:13-15 (New American Standard Bible)
13Then Jesus arrived from Galilee at the Jordan coming to John, to be baptized by him. 14But John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I have need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?” 15But Jesus answering said to him, “Permit it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he permitted Him.
The 3rd Window Symbolizes Jesus Blesses Little Children
Matthew 19:13-14 (New American Standard Bible)
13Then some children were brought to Him so that He might lay His hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them.14But Jesus said, “Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
The 4th Window Symbolizes âIn the Garden of Gethsemane
Matthew 26:36 39-42 (New American Standard Bible)
36Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to His disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.”
39And He went a little beyond them, and fell on His face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will.” 40And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “So, you men could not keep watch with Me for one hour?41″Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 42He went away again a second time and prayed, saying, “My Father
The 5th Window Symbolizes âThe Crucifixion
John 19:28-30 (New American Standard Bible)
28After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, to fulfill the Scripture, said, “I am thirsty.” 29A jar full of sour wine was standing there; so they put a sponge full of the sour wine upon a branch of hyssop and brought it up to His mouth. 30Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, ” It is finished!” And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.
The 6th Window Symbolizes The Ascension
Luke 24:50-53 (New American Standard Bible)
50And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them. 51While He was blessing them, He parted from them and was carried up into heaven. 52And they, after worshiping Him, returned to Jerusalem with great joy, 53and were continually in the temple praising God.
The 7th Window is our Pulpit Window. It symbolizes Jesus knocking at our hearts door. The door does not have a latch on the outside.
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