Grace Upon Grace

Title: Grace Upon Grace
Materials: Hand-lettering
Description: 
What exactly is Grace? What does Grace mean to you? How have you personally experienced God’s grace in your life?

Here are a selection of quotes about “Grace” which were done at a recent handlettering jam session in Singapore. May it encourage, provoke, and move us to give praise to the giver of Grace.

 

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Grace to me is something God gives freely to an undeserving person like me. I believe that God’s grace is sufficient for someone who’s insufficient and weak like myself. There were times where I felt completely defeated in my own circumstances but because God is a God of grace, He gives strength to the weak. Only His grace can meet my needs and it is available all the time for me. – “Grace is the power to fulfill what we lack” (David Guzik)

Artwork by Esther (@doodleswithjoy)

 

 

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My chains are gone, my debt is paid
From death to life, and grace to grace
– Grace to Grace, Hillsong Worship –

I love this song because it reminds me that I am nothing if not for the Cross. Without Jesus, I would be hurt, broken and barely just going through life. But because of Jesus, the author and finisher of faith, I can live with purpose.

Artwork by Wan Ting (@tingthepro)

 

 

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I’m not the best at my studies, but God was there. I’ve given into temptation on many occasions, still, He was there. With His gentle whisper and reminder of His grace, I was able to make a change. I’ve made a big step in my life’s direction at the age of 21, but God never left. I know I’m living in grace each day. I’ve been through heartbreak and heartaches, but God allowed for it. so that I could feel His grace. Without God’s grace, there is really nothing I can do.

Artwork by Vania

 

 

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Everytime I see my limitations and failures, I always feel disappointed with myself. I think I will never be good enough to do a significant work. This quote reminds me that God’s grace is enough to use a broken person like me in a meaningful way.

Artwork by Meliana Sari Dewi (@melianasaridewi)

 

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Living as a Christian in a fast-paced life can be exhausting at times. At times, we find ourselves being overwhelmed by tasks, deadlines or perhaps – expectations from people around us.  Sometimes, we forget that the Holy Spirit is the source of our power and find ourselves in a place where our well-intentioned diligence has become striving.

Yet, whenever we are put in a situation like this, we can be reminded that God has given us His unmerited favor- grace. We can be assured that His grace is enough for us, even when we feel so powerless, simply because His grace made us stronger in our weakest moments.

Artwork by Ika (@scriptography)

 

 

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During the good and the bad, when I’m weak, hurting or struggling, His grace is always enough. And because of His grace, I have the reassuring peace and hope in knowing that He is always in control, in every situation of my life. Only by His unfailing grace can I get through every day. His grace is sufficient for me, for His power is made perfect in my weakness.

Artwork by Janelle (@thehopeletter)

 

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“Why am I not perfect? Why do I have this flaw?” When in lack, I’m always reminded of the fact that I’m like clay, being molded to perfection but not destroyed, because of God’s abundant grace.

His grace empowers me to carry on. It brings me to a place of recognizing my lack at the feet of the cross. Moreover, when I experience the abundance of His grace, I can never remain at the same place. I draw closer to Jesus, and I draw closer to perfection.

Artwork by Faith (@chffaith)

 

 

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I do what I do, because of what I’ve received. The experiences I’ve gone through, people I’ve met and divine revelations I’ve experienced, screamed for a voice. Sharing these lessons through brush lettering gave me that voice. This ability was, and still is, a gift of grace and there is no better way to respond to such grace than by sharing it with the community, so that it multiplies. I do what I do, because I have received by his grace.

Artwork by Alicia (@alyletters)

In Remembrance of Me

Title: In Remembrance of Me
Materials: Photography
Description: 
Peer Pressure. Opposition. Fleshly Desires. Despair. Uncertainty.
We’re all too familiar with these struggles.
So was He.

Thankfully, it doesn’t end here.
Because He died, we have hope.
Because He arose, we have life.
Because He’s coming back again, we can face tomorrow.

Painted by: Galih Reza Suseno, Indonesia
Written by: Reuben Teo, Singapore

 

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Voices scream and coax and wail; my righteousness is a broken scale.
Pressured, pressed, I embrace the dark, and fully scorn the light.
But I cast my mind to the One I serve, the One whose standards never fail.
I’ll stand up and face my foes, and take a stand for what is right!

 


 

02-In-remembrance-of-me

Pulled down, shoved to the dust,
Burdened by those I thought my friends.
Yet I look up and remember He who was crushed
For me and them, for us His life He spent.

 


 

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I stumble on the road of life, my baggage weighs me down,
What once was thought as worth now only makes me frown.
Throw them aside, the hopes, the fears, throw away my sins,
Deny myself, take up my cross, and follow Him.


 

04-In-remembrance-of-me

I’ve never felt so low before, I feel like I should end it all
My mistakes hold me down, can’t pull myself out at all.
Yet there’s One, who went through this all and came out even stronger.
So maybe I should shove it all aside and stand up even taller.


05-In-remembrance-of-me

One life to live once, I live on the edge.
One life to live once, jump off every ledge.
One life to live once, and then death comes for me.
One death to die once, but then eternity.


06-In-remembrance-of-me

So many beliefs, but what to believe?
The wisdom of the ancients, or the wisdom of my Lord?
Only one can I choose, wisdom of man or God.
So which is better, the temporal or the eternal?


07-In-remembrance-of-me

A rich man sits in a lavish home, a poor man sits on the street;
One has everything, the other nothing
Yet this too shall pass and only one thing matters when with Jesus we meet–
The crown of glory surpasses any earthly thing.

Porn Says Vs Love Says

Title: Porn Says vs Love Says
Materials: Digital Illustration
Description: Pornography is a global issue. It lurks everywhere in our everyday existence, but in secrecy behind closed doors. We are all susceptible to this temptation of pornography but some of us may be deeply lured in. This project is to raise awareness of this everyday struggle by illustrating what pornography says and contrasting it with what love says instead. May you find the strength to overcome any temptation and guilt you might have with pornography with His truth and Word.

This project is done in collaboration with illustrator Willa.

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Hebrews 13:4

Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.

 

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Colossians 2:9-14
For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority. In him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not performed by human hands. Your whole self ruled by the flesh was put off when you were circumcised by Christ, having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through your faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.

When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross.

 

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Genesis 1:27

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

 

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Proverbs 31:30

Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.