Question Eight, Graphite on Paper, 2012
Question Seven, graphite on paper, October, 2011
Q: Then where does this corrupt human nature come from?
A: From the fall and disobedience of our first parents, Adam and Eve, in Paradise. This fall so poisoned our nature that we are born sinners--corrupt from conception on.
Question Six, graphite on paper, October, 2011
Q: Did God create people so wicked and perverse?
A: No. God created them good and in his own image, that is, in true righteousness and holiness, so that they might truly know God their creator, love him with all their heart, and live with him in eternal happiness for his praise and glory.
Question Five, graphite on paper, October, 2011
Q: Can you live up to all this perfectly?
A: No. I have a natural tendency to hate God and my neighbor.
Question Four, graphite on paper, October, 2011
Q: What does God's law require of us?
A: Love the Lord you God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love you neighbor as yourself.
Question Three, graphite on paper, October, 2011
Q: How do you come to know your misery?
A: The law of God tells me.
Question Two, graphite on paper, October, 2011
Q: What must you know to live and die in the joy of this comfort?
A: Three things: First, how great my sin and misery are; second, how I am set free from all my sins and misery; third, how I am to thank God for such deliverance.
Question One, graphite on paper, October 2011
Q: What is my only comfort in life and in death?
A: That I am not my own, but belong--body and soul, in life and in death--to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ.