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It Is No Secret

One of 6 works in the series: Kenneth Burtch 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. The key text for this sermon chart appears at the foot of the cross, Romans 10;17. Two figures flank the cross, Noah to the left and Naaman to the right. Both are biblical figures and both are accompanied with appropriate textual citations. On the cross is a serpent, citing Number 21:6-9, representing the salvation of Israel in the time of Moses. The question put before the hearers of the sermon is, will you obey God like Noah, Naaman and Israel did?

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1 art original : Cotton with hemmed and/or pinked edges to prevent fraying ; 49 in. (124 cm) x 81 in. (206 cm)

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Burtch, Kenneth & Burtch, Kenneth [1970..1990].

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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 74 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. The key text for this sermon chart appears at the foot of the cross, Romans 10;17. Two figures flank the cross, Noah to the left and Naaman to the right. Both are biblical figures and both are accompanied with appropriate textual citations. On the cross is a serpent, citing Number 21:6-9, representing the salvation of Israel in the time of Moses. The question put before the hearers of the sermon is, will you obey God like Noah, Naaman and Israel did?

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1 art original : Cotton with hemmed and/or pinked edges to prevent fraying ; 49 in. (124 cm) x 81 in. (206 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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  • [1970..1990]

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  • Oct. 29, 2013, 6:48 a.m.

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  • May 31, 2018, 11:25 a.m.

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Burtch, Kenneth & Burtch, Kenneth. It Is No Secret, artwork, [1970..1990]; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347058/: accessed October 28, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.