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Paint drips from Jennifer Crawford's brush.
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Artist’s painting brings sermon to life


ABILENE, Texas — Jennifer Crawford, a member of the Southern Hills Church of Christ, uses her paintbrush to help bring alive biblical scenes.

As Jarrod Robinson, Southern Hills’ minister of the Word, launched a recent sermon series on baptism, he asked Crawford to paint as he preached.

Children invited on stage watch as Jennifer Crawford paints a baptism scene during Jarrod Robinson's sermon.

Children invited on stage watch as Jennifer Crawford paints a baptism scene during Jarrod Robinson’s sermon.

“He invited children to the stage, and they watched Jennifer as he preached,” said Stephen Corbett, the church’s communications minister.

Robinson urged the church to join him in a study of baptism and what it means.

“I believe that baptism is essential when it comes to the life of a disciple,” he told the church. “I believe it is our formal way of asking for grace and confessing our need for grace.” But since he was immersed at age 13, Robinson said, his understanding of baptism has grown deeper.

Jennifer Crawford poses beside her painting.

Jennifer Crawford poses beside her painting.

 

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