The Covenant Room

Oil paintings by Chris Stoffel Overvoorde, artist and professor of art emeritus, Calvin College, 2006
The paintings may be viewed by appointment. Please call Betsy at 957-8733.

God’s Covenant with Noah

Southwest wall of conference area

It is a covenant for all.

This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth. Genesis 9:17

God’s Covenant with Abraham

Northwest wall

This is the moment in which Abraham was ready to do what was asked of him, but at the last moment a voice from heaven stops him.

The Angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time and said, “I swear by myself, declares the Lord, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, I will surely bless ..” Genesis 22:15-19

God’s Covenant with Moses

Northeast wall

This is the second time that Moses returned from the mountain.

When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the Testimony in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord. Exodus 34:29

God’s Covenant with David

Southeast wall

So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the Lord came upon David in power. I Samuel 16:13

The New Covenant

East wall

In the center is the Herodian Temple, connecting the Old and the New Testaments. It is the focal point from which all the linear perspective lines are drawn. The color scheme is that of the old Tabernacle: red, blue and purple. In the foreground are the bowl and the towel of the foot washing.

And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” Matthew 26:26-28

Jesus’ Covenant

Entrance wall

The sacrament of the Lord’s Supper is a confirmation of Christ’s death and resurrection. It is at the Table that the people from all nations and tribes are united in Him. It is Christ who brings us together at His Table.

                                   SOLI DEO GLORIA