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How to Obey the Gospel

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. In this particular sermon chart, the preacher demonstrates, in a parallel fashion (from Romans 6:1-18) that in baptism one obeys the gospel. Baptism in this way reflects back upon Christ's death, burial and resurrection. The results of baptism are "free[dom] from sin."
Date: [1970..1990]
Creator: Burtch, Kenneth
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Hinged on the Cross

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart uses the metaphor of the cross as a hinge, and allows the preacher to move from the "dawn" of time to its "end." In this sweeping description of the essence of time and God's work in it, the preacher discuss what "lead[s] to Christ' and from the cross what "lead[s] to God" until the end. The cross therefore is a pivotal moment in the center of time; it functions as a center of gravity tying the narrative into coherence. It is not clearly apparent if there is a direct correlation between the pairs of planks to the left and right of the cross. "God's love," however, runs throughout the narrative. This chart derives from Dillard Thurman, "Hinged on a Cross" [chart with article] The Vindicator 30 (October 1963), 1-4.
Date: [1970..1990]
Creator: Burtch, Kenneth & Burtch, Kenneth
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Holy Spirit's Work in Revelation

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. The thrust of this particular sermon engages the question of how the Holy Spirit operates and communicates to persons today. Citing examples of the Spirit's "direct operation" through prophets, Christ and the apostles, in the past the preacher ultimately moves to the Bible as the source of guidance and the location of the Holy Spirit's on-going work today.
Date: [1970..1990]
Creator: Burtch, Kenneth & Burtch, Kenneth
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

It Is No Secret

Description: 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?
Date: [1970..1990]
Creator: Burtch, Kenneth & Burtch, Kenneth
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Right to the Tree of Life

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. The narrative flow of this sermon chart proceeds from the tree of life in the Biblical Garden of Eden (left) to the tree of life in heaven at the end of time (right). The tree has been "transplant[ed]." In the mean time, there is a play off of truth and falsehood, again drawing from the account of Eve's believing a lie in the Garden of Eden and applied to modern times by way of citation from 2 Thessalonians. The alternative to persisting in lies is to "purify [one's] soul by obeying the truth." Just as one can hear, believe and obey a lie (and be "lost in sin"), so can one hear, believe and obey the truth (and be saved from sin). Such constitutes the sermon's central exhortation.
Date: [1970..1990]
Creator: Burtch, Kenneth & Burtch, Kenneth
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Royal Priesthood

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart contrasts the Levitical priesthood (figure on the left) with "every Christian" on the right, citing ten Biblical passages. The major point of the sermon is to demonstrate that every Christian is a priest before God and that the elements of the Levitical priesthood (cited specifically is "animal sacrifice") are no longer in effect for "every Christian."
Date: [1970..1990]
Creator: Burtch, Kenneth & Burtch, Kenneth
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

[Drawing of Adrian Mariluch]

Description: Drawing of Adrian Mariluch smiling and wearing a jacket, tie, and garrison cap. A note on the reverse side of the photo says that he was a member of Company A of the 17th Armored Infantry Battalion and killed in Herrlisheim, Germany.
Date: April 15, 1945
Creator: Hatt, F. George, Jr.
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Drawing of Edward Ostrach]

Description: Drawing of Edward Ostrach smiling and wearing a buttoned shirt and helmet. A note on the reverse side of the photo says that he was a member of Company A of the 17th Armored Infantry Battalion and killed in Herrlisheim, Germany.
Date: April 16, 1945
Creator: Hatt, F. George, Jr.
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

The Bible to Man

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher’s sermon. This particular sermon chart demonstrates the idea that the text of the Bible originates with God and is passed down to mankind through certain other entites. The Old Testament path is traced "God-->H.S. (Holy Spirit)-->P. (Patriarchs?)-->O.T." The New Testament path is traced "God-->J.C. (Jesus Christ)-->H.S. (Holy Spirit)-->A.&P. (Apostles and Paul)-->N.T." Numerous supporting scriptures are listed.
Date: [1940..1960]
Creator: Mickey, Wayne
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Five States Of Man

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart graphically describes five spiritual states of mankind with supporting scriptures: Innocence (Ezekiel 18:20; Matthew 19:14), Condemnation (Galatians 3:22), Justification (Romans 3:24), Eternal Life (Matthew 25:46) and Eternal Death (Revelation 20:14). The five circles are connected with arrows indicating Sin, Obedience, and Physical Death. Many of these charts begin as ordinary bed sheets; this one still has the tag from J.C. Penney.
Date: [1940..1960]
Creator: Mickey, Wayne
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

In Christ

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart is made of cotton cloth, 48.5in (123cm) wide by 29.25in (74cm) long; three colors, block lettering, depicting the state of being "in Christ." It is unknown what the abbreviations on the chart represent.
Date: [1940..1960]
Creator: Mickey, Wayne & Mickey, Wayne
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

King--Head--Savior

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart outlines and parallels three relationships that are found and defined in scripture: Citizens->Kingdom->King; Members->Body->Head; Christians->Church->Savior. Multiple scripture references are given.
Date: [1940..1970]
Creator: Mickey, Wayne & Mickey, Wayne
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Mighty Hand of God

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart, titled "The Mighty Hand of God," features a hand with each of the five fingers being labeled as a section of scripture: Revelation, Letters, Acts, Gospels, Old Testament. Four scripture refeences are made, with the focus being on I Peter 5:6.
Date: [1940..1970]
Creator: Mickey, Wayne & Mickey, Wayne
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Moses and Christ

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart accompanied a sermon linking Moses to Christ. Very few details are given; ideas are only initialized on the chart. Without hearing the sermon, the message of the chart is unclear. Deuteronomy 18:15, Acts 3:22, Romans 15:4, and Hebrews 10:1 are listed as supporting verses.
Date: [1940..1960]
Creator: Mickey, Wayne & Mickey, Wayne
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Precious Stone

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart identifies the precious stone mentioned in Isaiah 28:26 as Christ, the rock mentioned in Matthew 16:18, 1 Peter 2:4, Acts 4:11, and 1 Corinthians 10:4. The chart also illustrates the idea that people who listen to Christ and put his words into practice are like wise men who build their houses on a rock (Matthew 7:24) and are themselves are collectively being built into a spiritual house built on the only solid foundation. The chart further illustrates that Christ is also a rock over which some people stumble and fall.
Date: [1940..1960]
Creator: Mickey, Wayne & Mickey, Wayne
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Tabernacle Diagram

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart is a cotton sheet with a simple drawing of a floorplan of the Tabernacle that the Israelites used during their period of winderness wandering. Drawn and labeled with single-letter initials are the Holy Place, alter, laver, showbread, incense, and Holy of Holies. Drawn, but not labeled are the golden lampstand and the ark of the covenant. This illustration is not signed, but according to his daughter Wayne Mickey illustrated all his own charts.
Date: [1940..1960]
Creator: Mickey, Wayne & Mickey, Wayne
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Three Types of Churches

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. In this particular sermon chart, Mickey compares and contrasts two streams within the Stone-Campbell Movement. He marshals Biblical data in the center column under rubrics of name, organization, doctrine and worship. Against this data to its left he contrasts in bullet points the practice of "First Christian," or the emerging Christian Church (Disciples of Christ); to its right he compares the acapella Churches of Christ. This chart portrays how division in a religious tradition was perceived and communicated in sermonic form in a congregational setting.
Date: [1943..1959]
Creator: Mickey, Wayne & Mickey, Wayne
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Time-Eternity

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart is a graphic representation of the various states of mankind: Time vs. Eternity, the Living vs. the Dead, Saints vs. Sinners, Abraham's Bosom vs. Torment (Sheol, Hades), Eternal life vs. Eternal Punishment (Hell, Gehenna, Tartarus).
Date: [1940..1960]
Creator: Mickey, Wayne & Mickey, Wayne
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

[Cartoon of Edward Marshall]

Description: Cartoon of a soldier being carried between two policemen, with a building labeled "P.X." in the background. a handwritten note says "Our boy Marshall after a few bottles of beer." A typed note says "Cartoon by Peter Renna (HQ-56) of new member Edward Marshall (HQ-56)."
Date: [1943..1945]
Creator: Renna, Peter
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

Gospel Plan of Salvation

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart demonstrates God's plan of salvation (Romans 1:16; 1 Corinthians 1:21, 15:1-4) as a path that God has prepared and that mankind much choose to accept--detailing steps that must be taken.
Date: [1940..1960]
Creator: Tucker, Paul
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Great Commission Executed

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart was a sermon on the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20) and how it applies to the Church today. It argues that all are called to preach the gospel to the world, and that all who believe and are baptised will receive forgiveness of sins and eternal salvation. The chart outlines "The Great Commission" as it is presented in all four gospels, and outlines ten stories of conversion to Christianity found in Acts.
Date: [1940..1960]
Creator: Tucker, Paul
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Old Testament-New Testament

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart divides Biblical history into three dispensations: Patriarchal (before Moses), Mosaic (between Moses and the crucifixion), and Christian (the crucifixion to present day). Each section of the chart also lists laws and practices relevant to that dispensation period.
Date: [1940..1960]
Creator: Tucker, Paul
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

What is in the Church

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart lists 12 things that can be found in the Lord's Church with scripture references for each: 1) Christ's Love is There 2) His Blood is There 3) His All is There 4) All Spiritual Blessings 5) Redemtion and Forgiveness 6) Reconciliation There 7) New Creatures There 8) Christians are There 9) The Saved are There 10) God's Household There 11) No Condemnation There 12) Eternal Salvation Promised
Date: [1940..1960]
Creator: Tucker, Paul
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

What the Church must have to please God

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart lists characteristics of the membership of a church that pleases God: converted, informed, working, united, faithful, liberal, clean, praying, and loving. Each characteristic is supported with multiple scriptures.
Date: [1940..1960]
Creator: Tucker, Paul
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library