The Atonement and Resurrection are the two most significant events to take place on Earth. Focusing on the Savior’s mortal ministry helps us keep the spirit of Easter alive during the spring season. These new illustrations by J. Kirk Richards capture the beauty of Christ’s life and remind us what our Easter celebrations should be centered on.
These images are available in the book This is Jesus.
Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane...and fell on his face, and prayed saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. -Matthew 26:36, 39
And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. -Luke 22:44
Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: ...Then Pilate entered... and said unto him, Art thou the King of the Jews? ...Jesus answered, ...To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. -John 18:28, 33, 37
And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull, ...they crucified him, ...And set up over his head his accusation written, This is Jesus The King of the Jews. Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left. -Matthew 27:33, 35, 37-38
When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. -John 19:30
Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices... Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid. -John 19:40-41
The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene, ...and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre...
Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. Jesus saith unto her, Mary.
She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master. Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God. -John 20:1, 15-17
Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. -Acts 1:11
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed... O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; ...But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. -1 Corinthians 15:51-52, 55-57
Get more stunning images from artist J. Kirk Richards in This is Jesus.
More about the book:
The life of the Savior is portrayed in stunning fine art pieces. Accompanied by a harmonized account of the Savior’s ministry, Atonement, and Resurrection, these exquisite paintings reflect a deep reverence for Christ’s mission and sacrifice. Each page is beautifully designed to complement the unique style of the artist. A perfect reminder of the true reason we celebrate the Easter season.
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