Spiritual Growth

One of 35 works in the series: G. Dallas Smith Collection available on this site.

Description

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.

Physical Description

1 art original : Cotton with hemmed and/or pinked edges to prevent fraying ; 50.25 in. (127.6 cm) x 68 in. (172.7 cm)

Creation Information

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

Context

This artwork is part of the collection entitled: Abilene Christian University Sermon Charts and was provided by the Abilene Christian University Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 35 times. 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, 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.

Physical Description

1 art original : Cotton with hemmed and/or pinked edges to prevent fraying ; 50.25 in. (127.6 cm) x 68 in. (172.7 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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  • [1900..1960]

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Added to The Portal to Texas History

  • Oct. 29, 2013, 6:48 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • May 31, 2018, 12:40 p.m.

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Villines, Frank (1899-1979). Spiritual Growth, artwork, [1900..1960]; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347021/: accessed December 2, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.