Before talking about mission, we must define the roots of this mission: the Bible.
Jesus sends all of us on mission. We all know Matthew 28:19-20
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
This is the first word of Jesus when the eleven prostrated themselves on the mountain that Jesus had designated. It is the last verse of Matthew's gospel.
Exploring the Bible nourishes our direct relationship with God through prayer and our faith. It is not an ordinary book, but a discovery of God's plan, a personal encounter with his Savior, with our heavenly Father who has adopted us, and with the Holy Spirit who guides us.
The Bible is full of promises to be proclaimed by faith for our lives, it is full of the life of the Spirit that is for us to live right now. The words of Jesus comfort us, exhort us, correct us, show us who Jesus is, alive today and who we are.
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
The Bible is an objective source of inspiration and guidance for the artist in his own life.
Not only can the artist's exploration of the Bible and the spirit of Jesus inspire and develop worship resources for the church's mission, but it can also help the church to inspire people to develop a more personal relationship with Jesus.
The Bible is a source of inspiration for many artists, as it contains stories and characters rich in meaning and emotion.
By studying the Bible and creating artwork based on its stories, the artist can help others see the Bible in a new light and understand its message more deeply. The artist's work can also serve as a reminder that the Bible is not just a book to read, but a living source.
There are many interpretations of the Bible, from the most literal to the most loose.
We encourage you to read several versions at once, and to understand where the versions stand. For example by reading Compare Translations
In French, there are fewer versions than in English, and there is a serious lack of free and open translations, especially a word-for-word interlinear translation for Christian Bible students.
That is why, on this website, we offer our work of many years of literal translation, enriched with synonyms and exegesis of the Bible from the Greek.
It is a more difficult Bible to read than a classical one, but it brings out treasures of understanding and life for the diligent reader. You will discover the first version, which will be revised thanks to your contributions and proofreading.
It is also a necessary basis for a more dynamic and fluid interpretation for a later version.
The objective is to explore the meanings of the words in Greek. They are more numerous than in our modern languages. This approach, more exhaustive than the replacement of "a word for a word" highlights the depth and the possibilities of interpretation of the text.
The artist, the designer, the coder, the creative person in general can draw from this source of inspiration and discovery of God, creation, and ourselves.
The artist has an important place in our western societies. He is sometimes recognized and well known, sometimes he is discovered by chance in a meeting, a passionate person wanting to express his sensitivity and his talent.
Whatever the case, art, design, creation in general, challenges and models a vision of the world.
As a Christian, we discover, by stages in our life, the Kingdom of God, one truth at a time: a revelation while reading the Bible, a dream, a prayer, a word that resonates. There is no such thing as a standard, God can touch our hearts through all those (and everything) that surrounds us.
Art is fully part of these ways of expressing God's love, but also of expressing every biblical truth and the human condition to which the good news (the gospel) is addressed.
As a young Christian discovering this theme, one should not "block" on certain arts: music and painting, which seem to be more accepted than others (video games, coding, industrial design, ...). God gives different talents to fully express his praise to our Creator and to share this good news in the joy of doing what he intended us to do.
Art has been the preserve of the church in Europe for centuries. The same cannot be said today. However, by taking the time to look at what God has put in our hands, we can still communicate in incredible ways and with less need for materials and patrons.
What we need to work on is our sensitivity to the spirit of God. The technique of our art comes through diligent practice and learning, but the heart of expressing God's glory comes from our relationship with Him, on a daily basis, during all the seasons of our lives. We were made to walk with God in the Garden of Eden.
On this site we offer to help you begin to dive into the Word, into worship, into the life of the spirit, and to share your searches, your questions, your talents, your thirst, and the life Jesus intended for you.
The Bible was written in Greek because, in addition to being literary, it is a cinematic language.
I invite you to discover why Greek is the language of the Bible and of art on this page.