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[Voucher from Germany in the denomination of 5 pfennig]
A voucher from Germany in the denomination of 5 pfennig. The front and back of the document are combined into a single image. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth408776/
Three Types of Churches
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. In this particular sermon chart, Mickey compares and contrasts two streams within the Stone-Campbell Movement. He marshals Biblical data in the center column under rubrics of name, organization, doctrine and worship. Against this data to its left he contrasts in bullet points the practice of "First Christian," or the emerging Christian Church (Disciples of Christ); to its right he compares the acapella Churches of Christ. This chart portrays how division in a religious tradition was perceived and communicated in sermonic form in a congregational setting. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347053/
Sin
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This very textual sermon chart examines the subject of sin using Biblical texts from both the Old Testament and the New Testament. Provenance uncertain. Probably part of the G. Dallas Smith Collection. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347095/
The Two Covenants
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart describes the differences between the Law of Moses and the Law of Christ. Much is taken from Galatians 5 to show that we no longer live under the Law of Moses. "Part of the Old Law is in the New Testament, why not more? Christ left it where he wanted it. Who has authority to bring over what he left back there? Name one thing he wants today not found in the New Testament." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347081/
What is in the Church
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart lists 12 things that can be found in the Lord's Church with scripture references for each: 1) Christ's Love is There 2) His Blood is There 3) His All is There 4) All Spiritual Blessings 5) Redemtion and Forgiveness 6) Reconciliation There 7) New Creatures There 8) Christians are There 9) The Saved are There 10) God's Household There 11) No Condemnation There 12) Eternal Salvation Promised texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347064/
Power of Little Things
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. Upon describing several 'little things' in the Bible and from nature, this sermon chart motivates using metaphors of size. Employing these metaphors, the preacher cites several Biblical examples of the great impact of small or seemingly insignificant actions. One contemporary reference is to the 1947 explosion at Texas City, Texas. The preacher closes the sermon with an invitation to embrace simplicity though the "world stumbles" over it. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347018/
Our Duty to Young Folk
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart begins with God's instruction to Abraham to teach his children. The preacher then elaborates upon the Biblical imperative to instruct and indoctrinate children in the way of God. He spends considerable time in Deuteronomy and Proverbs and cites disastrous examples from the Bible when such instruction went unheeded. He concludes the sermon by citing similar passages from the epistles. He refers to [Robert G.] Ingersoll, noted 19th c agnostic as a counter-example of the influence parents have on children. His emphatic conclusion, lettered large and in red, asks, "Who will be Leaders of Tomorrow?" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347037/
The Right to the Tree of Life
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. The narrative flow of this sermon chart proceeds from the tree of life in the Biblical Garden of Eden (left) to the tree of life in heaven at the end of time (right). The tree has been "transplant[ed]." In the mean time, there is a play off of truth and falsehood, again drawing from the account of Eve's believing a lie in the Garden of Eden and applied to modern times by way of citation from 2 Thessalonians. The alternative to persisting in lies is to "purify [one's] soul by obeying the truth." Just as one can hear, believe and obey a lie (and be "lost in sin"), so can one hear, believe and obey the truth (and be saved from sin). Such constitutes the sermon's central exhortation. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347056/
Resurrection of Christ
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart illustrates a sermon in four points. The main thrusts of each are: Jesus was "really dead", the tomb was empty, was the resurrection a "vision or hallucination?" and the many witnesses of the life and ministry of Jesus. The final point transitions into an appeal based on the evidence presented. Affirming from the four points that Jesus' "right to authority' is unquestionable, the preacher finally "declares our faith" urging hearers to "...obey him...live for Him and be Ready." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347042/
Precious Stone
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart identifies the precious stone mentioned in Isaiah 28:26 as Christ, the rock mentioned in Matthew 16:18, 1 Peter 2:4, Acts 4:11, and 1 Corinthians 10:4. The chart also illustrates the idea that people who listen to Christ and put his words into practice are like wise men who build their houses on a rock (Matthew 7:24) and are themselves are collectively being built into a spiritual house built on the only solid foundation. The chart further illustrates that Christ is also a rock over which some people stumble and fall. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347076/
Saved by Grace-Eph 2:8
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. In this particular sermon chart, the preacher understands grace to be the organizing principle undergirding the seven means of salvation cited in the upper left column. Each appears to emerge from grace. Next the preacher presents the plan of salvation ([H]ear, [B]elieve, [R]epent, [C]onfess, [B]aptism) as it was also practiced by the Ephesians. Further, Paul was also "saved by grace" in this manner. It appears the second set of abbreviations stand for faith, repentance, baptism and obedience in the grace and blood of Christ. The final appeal, "Why should his great love -- grace -- blood be in vain?" draws the hearers to the point of decision and closes the sermon on an evangelistic note. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347049/
Salvation of Noah-Type
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart employs typology, an interpretive strategy by which a single concept (in this case salvation) is explained by way of noting similarities between two persons (in this case Noah and the hearers of the sermon). Assuming unity and consistency of the Biblical message, typological interpretation one example serves as a pattern by which or lens through which another is interpreted. For this preacher, the key Biblical text is 1 Peter 3:19-20. It appears considerable time is spent in developing the plan of salvation, particularly baptism. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347038/
Salvation: Past, Present, Future
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. In this particular sermon chart, the preacher establishes in Point #1 what it means to "be saved" or acquire salvation. Thus acquired, salvation as presently enjoyed (Point #2) consists of an awareness, vigilance and determination (A) coupled with an understanding of its eternal nature (B). In his final point the preacher emphasizes and describes the nature and quality of future salvation. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347028/
Truth Makes Free
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. In this particular sermon chart, upon asking the question, "What Is Truth?" the preacher employs 52 citations from the Bible to explore his answer. The sermon concludes with a sustained presentation of the 'Plan of Salvation' in response to the question 'What to do to be saved.' texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347019/
Transforming Power of the Word of God
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart starts with the story of the prophet Ezekiel and the valley of dry bones--Ezekiel 37:1-12. The notes on the chart make it very hard to follow the thought of the speaker without having narrative to go with it. The overall point seems to be that the power of God is found in the reading of scripture and obedience to the Gospel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347085/
Spiritual Growth
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. In this particular sermon chart, it appears the preacher assumes the hearers are Christian, that they have, as in the introduction from Matthew 25:1-13, assumed the role of 'wise virgins' and from 2 Peter 1:4, partake of the "divine nature." The preacher's task, therefore, is to explore what constitutes Christian "Spiritual Growth." The several texts with direct explanations provide opportunity to develop this theme. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347021/
Supreme, Universal, Final Authority of Christ
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. On this particular sermon chart, the stylized hands flanking the cross, with fingers pointing to it, emphasize the sermon's main point. The colored lettering emphasizes, strikingly, the same point. Setting up a contrast against the three branches of the US Federal Government (Legislative-Judicial-Executive), the preacher declares Christ is "LORD of ALL" and "HEAD in ALL." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347046/
Tabernacle Diagram
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart is a cotton sheet with a simple drawing of a floorplan of the Tabernacle that the Israelites used during their period of winderness wandering. Drawn and labeled with single-letter initials are the Holy Place, alter, laver, showbread, incense, and Holy of Holies. Drawn, but not labeled are the golden lampstand and the ark of the covenant. This illustration is not signed, but according to his daughter Wayne Mickey illustrated all his own charts. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347075/
Time-Eternity
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart is a graphic representation of the various states of mankind: Time vs. Eternity, the Living vs. the Dead, Saints vs. Sinners, Abraham's Bosom vs. Torment (Sheol, Hades), Eternal life vs. Eternal Punishment (Hell, Gehenna, Tartarus). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347074/
What Part of Gospels Apply Today
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart gives scripture references to accompany a sermon describing exactly what portions of the four Gospels (i.e. Matthew, Mark, Luke, John--teachings of Jesus) were meant only for the immediate audience and no longer apply to us. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347082/
What Pleasures May We Have?
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart attempts to provide Scriptural guidelines for determining acceptable and unacceptable types of enjoyment. Specific areas addressed are dance halls and shows. Provenance uncertain. Probably part of the G. Dallas Smith Collection. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347087/
Why Tarriest Thou?
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart, based on Acts 22:16, is apparently a call to baptism--possibly used at the closing night of a gospel meeting. Black lettering on white muslin. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347069/
What Must I Do To Be Saved
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart presents the fullness of what among Churches of Christ has been called the "Plan of Salvation." The chart form illustrates well the preacher's method. He cites three texts from the gospels (prior to the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2) in the first portion; in the second and larger portion he quotes a series of examples of conversion all from the book of Acts. His methodology is to discover in these cases of conversion the presence or absence of certain elements, compile them into a chart, and from the aggregate reason to the "Plan of Salvation." The performance of this plan answers the question "What must I do to be saved?" The constituent parts of the plan as outlined in the chart are: (T)eaching or (H)earing; (B)elief; (R)epentance; (C)onfession and (B)aptism followed by (R)emission of sins or (S)alvation. It is unclear how the mathematical chart functions for the preacher. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347032/
Worldliness in the Church
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. In this particular sermon chart, which employs a compare/contrast model, the preacher places "Devil, World, Flesh" to one side of a large golden cross and "God, Church, Soul" to the other. Aimed at church members, the sermon reinforces Christian morality by grounding its exhortations in Biblical texts and examples. The questions at the bottom of each column express the sermon's leading thrust. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347020/
What Kind of Hearers Are You?
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. In this particular sermon chart, using green-lettered descriptors or phrases set off against purple Bible citations, the preacher organizes a series of examples from across the Biblical canon. Beginning with Adam, Cain and the Flood, he proceeds to Jesus' parables with additional examples from the Hebrew Bible (Balaam and Naaman). The right column is shaded in a hortatory tone, moving through numerous examples to an emphatic conclusion. The preacher having stated the facts clearly and citing James 4:17 (To one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin), asks "Do You Know Your Duty?" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347050/
Buying--Selling--Heavenly Merchandising
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular chart accompanied a sermon dealing with the Christian walk and the various things in life that get in the way with our personal relationship with God. Many examples are given from both the Old Testament and the New Testament of individuals who 'sold out' and those who remained faithful. "Men Sell out for job, office, money, pleasures, popularity, prejudice, pride, temper, passion, fashion, drink, envy, hate, flesh, world, sin of all kind." "Some never sold out as Noah, Abraham, Moses, Joseph, Job, Daniel, Paul, Jesus. What is your price? Some things must not be sold. Some not to be bought." "Whatever your excuse---Anything you allow to stand between you and your duty to God is the price tag of your soul." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347083/
What Think Ye of Christ?
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. In this particular sermon chart, the preacher marshals nine types of evidence to build a case for faith in and obedience to Christ. The evidence he uses is first the testimony of a series of Jesus' enemies, followed by that of his friends and himself. Following this are prophecy, miracles, additional friendly testimony and angelic testimony. Approaching the climax the preacher recites divine testimony and even nature itself. You have "all to gain; nothing to lose" as he exhorts his audience. You are either "for him or against him..." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347048/
What the Church must have to please God
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart lists characteristics of the membership of a church that pleases God: converted, informed, working, united, faithful, liberal, clean, praying, and loving. Each characteristic is supported with multiple scriptures. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347071/
All Sufficiency of the Word of God
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This textual sermon chart examines, from Scripture, the importance and all-sufficiency of the Word of God to guide the life of the Christian. Provenance uncertain. Probably part of the G. Dallas Smith Collection. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347093/
Can Folk Be Saved Out of Church?
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. Using this particular sermon chart, as the preacher reads down the pages, first the left, then the right page, he traces the meaning of identity in the people of God. He moves quickly to the church, citing Ephesians 1 and Colossians 1. This sermon explores, if only in a basic way, a common understanding of ecclesiology, or the doctrine of the church, among Churches of Christ. By employing imagery of the large book, presumably a Bible, as the backdrop for the chart contents, the preacher reinforces a notion that he speaks only from the Bible. In this way the chart reflects both a doctrinal commitments, but also a persuasive rhetorical strategy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347039/
Chain of Salvation
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. Organized in four distinct sections, this particular sermon chart pursues a golden chain through thirty-nine Bible references. The red-lettered one-word themes progress from the Trinity (Father, Son, Sprit) through the grace and the death of Jesus to the proclamation of the gospel. The chain is complete upon the reception of the "Plan of Salvation" in the life of the believer. It is unclear what "D.B.", "D.M.", "H.B.", and "H.M." represent. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347034/
Change of Heart
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart divides the heath/soul of an individual into four categories or components: Intellect, Affections, Will, Conscience. The apparent argument is that all four components must be taught and changed before a person can truly become a christian. "All the heart needs teaching: intellect only--critic, emotions only--fanatic, will alone--prejudice." "Intellect changed by testimony...affections changed by evidence...will changed by thinking on these...these all lead to obedience...faith purifies the heart...repentance changes the life...confession changed the allegiance...baptism puts one into changed state." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347084/
Can All Understand Bible Alike
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. In this particular sermon chart, affirming first that a "guide [is] needed" the preacher stresses the Bible is intended for "plain" or "common folk." Confident of humanity's capacity to "understand" and given the simple nature of the Bible, he stresses therefore that "God demands" humans to be "of one mind" as was the "early church." If his hearers will reject "prejudice", "creeds" and their "lack of study' they too can be "one." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347040/
Anything in a Name?
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. In this particular sermon chart, the preacher's chief concern is the name by which a local group of Christians is known. A fundamental point underlying this sermon is the conviction that "Bible names unite -- human [names] divide." A name is not a small matter for the church, just as it was significant for Israel. The call, therefore, to hearers is to utilize only 'Bible' or 'Biblical' names for congregations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347030/
Baptism--its Action and Purpose
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. In this particular sermon chart, using Acts 19:1-5 as a key text, the sermon begins with the matter of definitions; first transliterated Greek words, then Webster and finally an array of Bible citations to arrive at a definition of baptism as "burial, planting, washing" (as highlighted in red in the left column). This point is further stressed from Romans 6:17-18 and 1 Corinthians 15:1-4: that the "D.B.R." (death, burial and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth) is foundational Christian doctrine expressed in the life of a believer in immersion in water. The right column explores the purposes of baptism. For this preacher apparently the fundamental purpose of baptism is to (in red letters) "obey God." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347031/
The Bible to Man
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher’s sermon. This particular sermon chart demonstrates the idea that the text of the Bible originates with God and is passed down to mankind through certain other entites. The Old Testament path is traced "God-->H.S. (Holy Spirit)-->P. (Patriarchs?)-->O.T." The New Testament path is traced "God-->J.C. (Jesus Christ)-->H.S. (Holy Spirit)-->A.&P. (Apostles and Paul)-->N.T." Numerous supporting scriptures are listed. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347080/
Be Strong in the Lord
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart contains numerous scripture references from both the Old and New Testaments grouped into three themes: Be Strong in the Lord (Ephesians 6:10); Our Need of Strength (Jeremiah 10:23); and Elements of Strength (Hebrews 11:34). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347091/
Bible Way into the Church
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular chart accompanied a sermon on what are commonly called in the Churches of Christ "The Five Steps of Salvation"--Hearing the Word, Belief, Repentance of Sins, Confession, and Baptism. The point of the sermon being that this is the only path to salvation. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347067/
Christ's Coming-How?-What Will Occur?
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. In this particular sermon chart, the rationale for the green and blue lettering is unclear: in some cases a subject is highlighted, in others a textual reference. The red-lettered words seem to function to grab the hearers attention. The sermon's plan is clear: present biblical data about the return of Christ, from its nature and character to its timing and results. In what appears to be the climactic illustration of the sudden and dramatic nature of the return of Christ, the preacher refers to "children looking for parents---Johnstown Flood." The Johnstown Flood occurred 31 May 1889 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania; one of the most severe floods of its kind, it claimed the lives of over 2,000 persons. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347036/
Church-World
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart divides society into three groups: Infants (the innocent who are not responsible for their actions good or bad), those in the Church, and those of the world outside of the Church. The chart shows what happens to all after death--whether to Heaven or Hell--with multiple scripture references. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347065/
Divine and Human Sides of Salvation
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. On this particular sermon chart, the left column develops the initiative taken by God for human salvation. Drawing from several texts, the center of gravity in the preacher's thought appears to be 'grace.' The human side, in a word, is subsumed under 'faith.' Two ideas recur in both columns: one, a question: "Does grace forbid or demand obedience?" while the other states God "is dependent/depends" on humans. In his "grace" God offers a "plan" by which in "faith" persons acquire salvation. In the sermon's inner logic humans depends on God for grace, and God depends on persons for obedience to his plan. Together, grace, blood, faith and obedience secure salvation. The conclusion ties these concepts together. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347052/
Compromising
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. In this particular sermon chart, it does not appear that the items on the left corresponded directly to each item on the right column. However, a contrast appears to be in the preacher's mind as illustrated by Biblical examples of moral or spiritual compromise and temptation. Next is a survey of the contemporary Christian landscape with critiques of, among others, creeds, "church and human organizations", Holy Days, societies, conventions and the Mourner's Bench. Rather than show "weakness" by "lack of conviction" the preacher urges listeners to "stand firm for God and divine pattern." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347026/
Crossing the Deadline of Life
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart addresses the issue of a Christian being cut off from God because one has strayed so far for so long (what Christians often refer to as falling from grace). The illustrator refers to that line as the Dead Line of Life. Provenance uncertain. Probably part of the G. Dallas Smith Collection. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347089/
Compromise--Types
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. An eight-point sermon with forty-seven citations of Bible texts, this particular sermon chart develops several aspects of "compromise." The root issue for the preacher is the distinctive identity of the Church of Christ: separate from the "world", "human machinery", "union meetings [with other religious groups, specifically "Jews, Catholics, Mormons"]" and "pleasures." The sermon is addressed to church members and therefore is hortatory: do not "compromise." Yet the sermon ends with an evangelistic thrust in points VII and VIII. The preacher appeals to men who say "let women & children go." He appeals to any hearer to "take your stand" before it is "too late." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347041/
God is Able... 2 Cor 9:8
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart prominently features 2 Corinthians 9:8,10-11 from the American Standard Version. "God is able to make all grace abound unto you; that ye, having always all sufficiency in everything, may abound unto every good work...[and God] shall supply and multiply your seed for sowing, and increase the fruits of your righteousness: ye being enriched in everything unto all liberality, which worketh through us thanksgiving to God." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347066/
Golden Text of the Bible
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart chart parses out the text of John 3:16, which the illustrator refers to as "the Golden Text of the Bible." Provenance uncertain. Probably part of the G. Dallas Smith Collection. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347092/
Gospel Meeting Daily
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This banner is a notice of daily Gospel meetings, printed on grey canvas duck material with grummets for hanging; large black lettering, blue arrows, smaller red print lettering; smaller canvas piece with lettering time (7:30) attached separately. This banner could be resued, changing the time as necessary. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347062/
God's Special Blessings on the Faithful
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart traces throughout Scripture the blessings of God promised to faithful Christians. Provenance uncertain. Probably part of the G. Dallas Smith Collection. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347094/
Evolution and Bible
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. Though the first section of this particular sermon appears in two columns, it does not appear to be a contrast in substance. Rather the preacher applies selected Bible citations (eight, in red) to certain elements of "evolution." A clear contrast follows in a series of "chasms they cannot bridge" followed by two questions about "missing links" and "new species." Finally, the preacher assails additional aspects of evolutionary theory; a contemporary reference that evolutionary theory is "taught in schools, and Bible not?" may indicate a date for the sermon in the 1920s or after. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347027/
Essential and the Incidental
A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart outlines and gives examples of commands given in the New Testament (The Essintial) and differentiates them from surrounding details (The Incidental) using three different events described in the New Testament: The Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20), The Conversion of Saul (Acts 9:1-18; 22:1-16) and The Lord's Supper (Matthew 26:26-29, 2 Chorinthians 11:17-34;10:17 and Acts 20:7). Reference is made to what is known as the "CENI Hermeneutic" (Command, Example, Necessary Inference) as the source of those things Essential. Those things Incidental, which many denominations or even individual congregations might disagree about, are said to be governed by Expediency, Decency and Order (1 Corinthians 10:23; 14:40). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347063/
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