Scripture in the Garden
The pure Gospel of Christ is presented to visitors at the non-denominational, outdoor spiritual garden using actual scriptures from the Old and New Testament. The Bible verses are presented in the common language so anyone can understand. All true, Born again Christians can unite around the Holy Scripture and the Cross of Jesus Christ.
1. "Scripture Tiles"
A “Path to Heaven” is presented to garden visitors using 77 scriptures, which share the Gospel in a logical progression. The Bible verses are etched on 16” square, ceramic floor tiles. The spiritual pathway begins at the entrance of the 300’ cross-shaped garden, which by God’s sovereignty, is exactly twice in length of the original Tabernacle of Moses. Every 12’, the “Scripture Tiles” present the Gospel message using both Old and New Testament Bible verses. English, Spanish and German are displayed in the Kerrville garden. The first 39 tiles lead directly to the 77’7” cross and prepare the visitor’s heart for an encounter with God. At the foot of the cross, John 3:16 is the Bible verse they see. Once inside the 7’ wide space of “The Empty Cross”, visitors encounter four large plaques, with four profound prayers. After exiting the massive cross, the remaining 38 scriptures share the basic concepts of Christian discipleship. The 77 Bible verses used in the cross-shaped garden were selected after many years of prayer and research by numerous Christians. The final selection process was guided by Dr. Robby Carpenter of Kerrville, TX, a Biblical scholar who is filled with the Spirit of God.
2. "Four Prayer Plaques"
Literally, at the foot of the cross, visitors are given the opportunity to pray to receive Jesus Christ as LORD and Savior, to be filled with the Holy Spirit, to be healed and to pray for the miracles needed in their lives. The words and prayers written on the four plaques were given to artist/evangelist, Max Greiner, Jr. by the Holy Spirit.
3. "Sculpture Scriptures"
Each monumental sculpture displayed in the garden features appropriate Bible verses that explain the art composition itself. These scriptures reinforce the Gospel message presented along the “Path to Heaven” presentation. All sculptures in the Kerrville garden were donated by the artists.
4. "Dedications & Monuments"
At different locations in the Sculpture Prayer Garden, various scriptures are used to communicate major Biblical truths. Some monuments at the garden use scriptures to honor people who have given of their time and resources to build the garden.
5. "Prayer Path"
Scriptures can also be found along the 600’ trail that surrounds the cross-shaped garden. The “Prayer Path” is lined on both sides with thousands of small and large limestone “Prayer Rocks”, which have been inscribed by visitors with messages to God. The “Prayer Path” idea was given to Jeff Anderson of Kerrville.