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If every design is meant to help spark conversations about Jesus, then you need to know what they mean! Read below to find out about each design and how to best share the gospel when someone asks.
When God created the Earth, the very first thing He commanded was simple: “Bear fruit.”
And God is saying the same thing to you!
We created this collection to be a conversation starter — with friends, family, co-workers, and even strangers you see during the day. It’s an easy way to break the ice about God while sharing one of the most commonly used phrases by Jesus to His disciples.
So, when someone points to your shirt, you can point them to Jesus.
What does it mean that Jesus is our soul’s anchor? Does it mean that the sea will always be calm? Does it mean we’ll never be tossed about?
Anchors don’t control the water around it. Anchors keep boats safe and secure in times of trouble. Floods, hurricanes, thunderstorms — if you experience any of these things, it doesn’t mean your anchor is failing. All boats go through troubled waters. But not all boats have an anchor strong enough to keep it from sinking.
Jesus came into the world to bear witness to the truth.
When Jesus stood on trial before Pilate, He wasn’t thinking about why He was going to die. He was thinking about why He was born:
“For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world — to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.”
And like the early Christians who went out into the world to bear witness to the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus — some to their final breath — so are we to do!
We created this shirt to get someone’s attention when you’re wearing it and act as an icebreaker. Use that to bear witness to someone today.
A person’s final words reveal a lot about them. Steve Jobs could only scream in surprised excitement. Truman Capote called out for his mother. And Emily Dickinson composed a poem: “I must go in, for the fog is rising.”
Jesus used his final breath to exclaim τετέλεσται or tetelestai — “It is finished.”
This sounds like something you would say after a long, hard day of work. And no greater work, no greater love, and no greater humility has ever or will ever match it.
It is finished. Death has died. Peace with God. Eternal life is possible. Believe it and be encouraged.
Stop being dead
“And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses.”
— Colossians 2:13
LI:II:XIII means 51:2:13… the 52nd book of the Bible is Colossians, the second chapter, the 13th verse.
Death is a funny thing. We are dead to death but we still must kill it everyday. The new creation in Christ is a fighter. Paul says several times towards the end of his life that he’s fought the good fight.
That’s what we mean by “Stop Being Dead”. The truth is you were dead. You are alive. So stop acting like you’re still dead.
The smallest faith can move the biggest mountains.
A father came to Jesus early in His ministry with his possessed son. The father was desperate. He had gone to the disciples and his son was not getting better. But Jesus was able to heal him instantly.
Why was Jesus able to do it and the disciples couldn’t?
Because of their lack of faith. Even faith the size of a grain of mustard can make a mountain get up and move.
Let Tractor No. 40.17.20 — Matthew 17:20, the 40th book of the Bible — be a reminder: faith makes all things possible.
What does it mean to abide in Christ? It’s not some mystic metaphor. It’s real… just as real as the roots in the ground or the branches of a tree.
A branch can only bear fruit if it abides in its vine. We can only bear fruit if we abide in Jesus. And how do we do that? By faith that is rooted in trusting God.
A branch stays attached to a vine so that it can live. That’s why we abide in Christ.
From the beginning, there has been a war between our God and Satan — between the kingly lion with all power and the lowly snake who works to deceive us.
In the Garden, Satan disguised himself as a serpent and deceived Eve and then Adam into disobeying God. As a result, God declares that we would be at war with the snake and that while the snake would bruise the heel of Jesus, Jesus would bruise the snake’s head and win in the end.
And that’s exactly what happened! Satan used Judas to “bruise the heel” of Jesus and have Him sent to the cross. But Jesus was resurrected into eternal life, “bruising the head” of Satan.
Jesus Christ: Prince of Peace, Son of God, Snake Killer.
It’s not a misprint. We put the word “born” on there twice. But why?
A Pharisee by the name of Nicodemus had the same question when Jesus kept talking about needing to be born again:
“How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?”
Jesus explained that it’s not about being physically born again. It refers to a spiritual birth — a regeneration of the human spirit from the Holy Spirit.
Don’t be like Nicodemus. The first born is important. But the second born is necessary.
Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most influential artists in all of Western Civilization. The Potato Eaters affirms the inherent dignity of each and every person, even the lowly farmer. The Starry Night was a sort of self-therapy as he painted the nighttime countryside from his room in a mental asylum.
He also thought eating yellow paint was a good idea.
Yellow, he thought, was a bright, vibrant color. It looked happy and made him feel happy when he used it in paintings. Surely, it would make him happy if he ate it.
At first, it’s a bit of a miserable artistic beauty — Van Gogh was so painfully hopeful that it takes your breath away. But eating yellow paint isn't beautiful. It sounds painful. It’s the result of a mental illness.
What is your yellow paint? What are you taking in to try and cope with the stress of your life? What is Jesus trying to knock out of your hands right now?
Don’t eat yellow paint. Instead, feast on Jesus.
You may read about preachers and theologians from centuries past and see overgrown mustaches over dusty robes.
I see big, booming preachers and priests who brought the hammer down on church corruption.I see great awakenings and raps about flowers.
I see civil war peacemakers and abolitionists.
Follow in the footsteps of these spiritual gangsters.