Worldliness in the Church

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Description

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.

Physical Description

1 art original : Cotton with hemmed and/or pinked edges to prevent fraying ; 50.75 in. (128.9 cm) x 79.50 in. (201.9 cm)

Creation Information

Villines, Frank (1899-1979) [1900..1960].

Context

This artwork is part of the collection entitled: Abilene Christian University Sermon Charts and one other and was provided by Abilene Christian University Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 639 times , with 23 in the last month . More information about this work can be viewed below.

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Abilene Christian University Library

The Abilene Christian Library is ACU's resource for scholarly Christian communication, innovative technology, and interdisciplinary creativity. The main hub is Brown Library, which provides a wealth of digital resources for students and faculty alike.

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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.

Physical Description

1 art original : Cotton with hemmed and/or pinked edges to prevent fraying ; 50.75 in. (128.9 cm) x 79.50 in. (201.9 cm)

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Abilene Christian University Sermon Charts

Sermon charts, or bed sheets painted with text and/or artwork, were used as visual aids to preachers' sermons. The sermon charts in this collection date from the 1900s to the 1970s.

Abilene Library Consortium

Featuring thousands of newspapers, photographs, sound recordings, technical drawings, and much more, this diverse collection tells the story of Texas through the preservation and exhibition of valuable resources.

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Creation Date

  • [1900..1960]

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Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • Oct. 29, 2013, 6:48 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Nov. 12, 2013, 1:18 p.m.

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Villines, Frank (1899-1979). Worldliness in the Church, artwork, [1900..1960]; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347020/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.