What Must I Do To Be Saved

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

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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." 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 … continued below

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1 art original : Cotton with hemmed and/or pinked edges to prevent fraying ; 80 in. (203.2 cm) x 109 in. (276.8 cm)

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Creator: Unknown. [1900..1960].

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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 409 times. More information about this work can be viewed below.

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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." 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.

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1 art original : Cotton with hemmed and/or pinked edges to prevent fraying ; 80 in. (203.2 cm) x 109 in. (276.8 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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  • Oct. 29, 2013, 6:48 a.m.

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  • May 31, 2018, 12:55 p.m.

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What Must I Do To Be Saved, artwork, [1900..1960]; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347032/: accessed April 21, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.

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