Crossing the Deadline of Life

One of 15 works in the series: Miscellaneous Sermon Charts Collection available on this site.

Description

A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart addresses the issue of a Christian being cut off from God because one has strayed so far for so long (what Christians often refer to as falling from grace). The illustrator refers to that line as the Dead Line of Life. Provenance uncertain. Probably part of the G. Dallas Smith Collection.

Physical Description

1 art original : Muslin, hemmed edges ; 49 in. (124.5 cm) x 64.25 in. (163.2 cm)

Creation Information

Villines, Frank (1899-1979) [1930..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 44 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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Description

A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart addresses the issue of a Christian being cut off from God because one has strayed so far for so long (what Christians often refer to as falling from grace). The illustrator refers to that line as the Dead Line of Life. Provenance uncertain. Probably part of the G. Dallas Smith Collection.

Physical Description

1 art original : Muslin, hemmed edges ; 49 in. (124.5 cm) x 64.25 in. (163.2 cm)

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Collections

This work is part of the following collections of related materials.

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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  • [1930..1960]

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Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • Oct. 29, 2013, 6:48 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Nov. 8, 2013, 11:03 a.m.

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Villines, Frank (1899-1979). Crossing the Deadline of Life, artwork, [1930..1960]; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347089/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.