What is “Chalk Art” ?

All through the Scriptures, God uses illustrations to teach lessons and communicate ideas. Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd” (John 10:11a) and “I am the true vine” (John 15:1a). “Ye are the light of the world.  A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid” (Matthew 5:14). Jesus often spoke in parables to His followers in order to communicate His message.

Down through the ages, people have used drawings in attempts to communicate. It is proven that people remember eighty percent of what they see versus only twenty percent of what they hear. Some things that are difficult to explain in words may be better conveyed with a picture. In John 8:4-11 the Lord Jesus Christ was met with a grave situation involving a woman caught in adultery. By the Old Testament Law, she was to be stoned. She was brought to Jesus by a mob big enough to carry out such a punishment. In response to the angry crowd, Jesus stooped to the ground and began to write something in the sand. We are not told what He wrote, but it changed the heart of everyone there.

I use chalk to draw a picture to illustrate a Biblical truth. People will often watch a chalk drawing to “hear” a message they might not have otherwise heard. I have found that it causes the message to be remembered.

Please Leave a Comment….”Thanks”


9 responses

15 02 2009
Troy Reynolds

You are doing good. I enjoyed your creations. We never know what gifts God has given us until we put our talents to work.

29 05 2009
Jason Shuler

I am wanting to pick up this hobby, where do you purchase your supplies? I first come in contact with this art style when I lived in Michigan Just a few days ago I had a message come to mind, but I would need a backdrop done in this style of art.

You have a great talent.

7 10 2009
Kathy Bradley

Hi David,
It’s Kathy Bradley, Your talent is wonderful. I tell my daughter (the artist) I can’t even draw a good stick man. My talent seems to be in writing and other things.

Thanks David.

30 03 2010
Pastor Todd Greene

Dr. David West is such an awesome individual and an amazing man of God. He is so very talented and it is great to see his enthusiasm for the Lord! Dr. West, you are such an inspiration to me and the ministry God has blessed me with. I am so thankful for you and your friendship. May God continue to richly bless you and your family! I know He still has great things in store for your ministry!

19 09 2010
James Kyles

Pastor David, you do a good job in everything you undertake to do. You are truely blessed in your knowledge.
Love you my brother

11 04 2011
shirley Sizemore

David, I was just wanting to check out some of your work..I will be at Judy Cockrell’s the 16th..for 3 weeks..I would like to go to your church sometime,if I could talk Judy in too taking me..I would like to come when you are going to be drawing..can you let me know on fb..God Bless you and your work…Shirley West Sizemore

15 12 2011
Clare O.

Hi Dave,
Wow, what a beautiful gift God has given you and you are sharing it with the world.
I just wanted to say “Hello, from Brown Bag Ministries of Indiana.” Please visit our website to see the work we are doing. God Bless!!

25 12 2011
Cathy K.

Pastor David,
I like the drawings; they clearly tell a story. I love the briliant colors and how it makes everything come alive. God’s blessing on you & your ministry.

25 12 2011
Lindsey K.

Pastor David,
You have a God-given talent. I am glad you are using it to further His kingdom. My favorite drawing is the one with the shepherds, baby Jesus, and His mother Mary but the one one with Jesus holding the whole world is a close second. Keep up the good work. God bless you!

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