High Cost of Discipleship

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A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. On this particular sermon chart, the large cross functions to focus the audience upon the preacher's central theme of discipleship, i.e. taking up one's cross. Such discipleship is costly, as the preacher emphasizes in both left and right columns. Citing Biblical examples (a total of 51) of sacrifice, cost and devotion, the preacher climaxes the sermon by inviting hearers to embrace a life of Christian discipleship through faith, repentance, confession and baptism. It closes with an exhortation about the costs of and an invitation ... continued below

Physical Description

1 art original : Cotton with hemmed and/or pinked edges to prevent fraying ; 51 in. (129.5 cm) x 79 in. (206.6 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 635 times , with 26 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. On this particular sermon chart, the large cross functions to focus the audience upon the preacher's central theme of discipleship, i.e. taking up one's cross. Such discipleship is costly, as the preacher emphasizes in both left and right columns. Citing Biblical examples (a total of 51) of sacrifice, cost and devotion, the preacher climaxes the sermon by inviting hearers to embrace a life of Christian discipleship through faith, repentance, confession and baptism. It closes with an exhortation about the costs of and an invitation to the rewards of committed discipleship.

Physical Description

1 art original : Cotton with hemmed and/or pinked edges to prevent fraying ; 51 in. (129.5 cm) x 79 in. (206.6 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 The Portal to Texas History

  • Oct. 29, 2013, 6:48 a.m.

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  • May 31, 2018, 11:02 a.m.

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Villines, Frank (1899-1979). High Cost of Discipleship, artwork, [1900..1960]; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347029/: accessed August 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.