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All Sufficiency of the Word of God

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This textual sermon chart examines, from Scripture, the importance and all-sufficiency of the Word of God to guide the life of the Christian. Provenance uncertain. Probably part of the G. Dallas Smith Collection.
Date: [1930..1960]
Creator: Villines, Frank (1899-1979)
Item Type: Artwork

Be Strong in the Lord

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart contains numerous scripture references from both the Old and New Testaments grouped into three themes: Be Strong in the Lord (Ephesians 6:10); Our Need of Strength (Jeremiah 10:23); and Elements of Strength (Hebrews 11:34).
Date: [1940..1970]
Item Type: Artwork

Buying--Selling--Heavenly Merchandising

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular chart accompanied a sermon dealing with the Christian walk and the various things in life that get in the way with our personal relationship with God. Many examples are given from both the Old Testament and the New Testament of individuals who 'sold out' and those who remained faithful. "Men Sell out for job, office, money, pleasures, popularity, prejudice, pride, temper, passion, fashion, drink, envy, hate, flesh, world, sin of all kind." "Some never sold out as Noah, Abraham, Moses, Joseph, Job, Daniel, Paul, Jesus. What is your price? Some things must not be sold. Some not to be bought." "Whatever your excuse---Anything you allow to stand between you and your duty to God is the price tag of your soul."
Date: [1940..1970]
Creator: Villines, Frank (1899-1979)
Item Type: Artwork

Change of Heart

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart divides the heath/soul of an individual into four categories or components: Intellect, Affections, Will, Conscience. The apparent argument is that all four components must be taught and changed before a person can truly become a christian. "All the heart needs teaching: intellect only--critic, emotions only--fanatic, will alone--prejudice." "Intellect changed by testimony...affections changed by evidence...will changed by thinking on these...these all lead to obedience...faith purifies the heart...repentance changes the life...confession changed the allegiance...baptism puts one into changed state."
Date: [1940..1970]
Item Type: Artwork

Crossing the Deadline of Life

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.
Date: [1930..1960]
Creator: Villines, Frank (1899-1979)
Item Type: Artwork

God's Special Blessings on the Faithful

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart traces throughout Scripture the blessings of God promised to faithful Christians. Provenance uncertain. Probably part of the G. Dallas Smith Collection.
Date: [1930..1960]
Creator: Villines, Frank (1899-1979)
Item Type: Artwork

Golden Text of the Bible

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart chart parses out the text of John 3:16, which the illustrator refers to as "the Golden Text of the Bible." Provenance uncertain. Probably part of the G. Dallas Smith Collection.
Date: [1930..1960]
Item Type: Artwork

High Cost, Sin, Tragedy of Neglect

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart illustrates textually the results of sin and the results of neglecting one's Christian duties. Provenance uncertain. Probably part of the G. Dallas Smith Collection.
Date: [1930..1960]
Creator: Villines, Frank (1899-1979)
Item Type: Artwork

High Test of God's Silence

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart attempts to trace throughout Scripture the idea that God, through the Bible, has revealed to mankind an explicit pattern by which to live, and therfore, anything not specifically authorized in Scripture, is forbidden. Provenance uncertain. Probably part of the G. Dallas Smith Collection.
Date: [1930..1960]
Item Type: Artwork

Salvation by Blood

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 on the Blood of Christ as the means of our salvation under the Gospel. Scripture references and comments compare and contrast the blood sacrifices of the Mosaic Law to the Blood of Christ spilled on the Cross. It is apparent that the sermon delivered centered around a connection between Zechariah 14:8 and Hebrews 9:15.
Date: [1940..1970]
Creator: Villines, Frank (1899-1979)
Item Type: Artwork

Sin

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This very textual sermon chart examines the subject of sin using Biblical texts from both the Old Testament and the New Testament. Provenance uncertain. Probably part of the G. Dallas Smith Collection.
Date: [1930..1960]
Creator: Villines, Frank (1899-1979)
Item Type: Artwork

Transforming Power of the Word 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 starts with the story of the prophet Ezekiel and the valley of dry bones--Ezekiel 37:1-12. The notes on the chart make it very hard to follow the thought of the speaker without having narrative to go with it. The overall point seems to be that the power of God is found in the reading of scripture and obedience to the Gospel.
Date: [1940..1970]
Creator: Villines, Frank (1899-1979)
Item Type: Artwork

The Two Covenants

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart describes the differences between the Law of Moses and the Law of Christ. Much is taken from Galatians 5 to show that we no longer live under the Law of Moses. "Part of the Old Law is in the New Testament, why not more? Christ left it where he wanted it. Who has authority to bring over what he left back there? Name one thing he wants today not found in the New Testament."
Date: [1940..1970]
Item Type: Artwork

What Part of Gospels Apply Today

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart gives scripture references to accompany a sermon describing exactly what portions of the four Gospels (i.e. Matthew, Mark, Luke, John--teachings of Jesus) were meant only for the immediate audience and no longer apply to us.
Date: [1940..1970]
Creator: Villines, Frank (1899-1979)
Item Type: Artwork

What Pleasures May We Have?

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart attempts to provide Scriptural guidelines for determining acceptable and unacceptable types of enjoyment. Specific areas addressed are dance halls and shows. Provenance uncertain. Probably part of the G. Dallas Smith Collection.
Date: [1930..1960]
Creator: Villines, Frank (1899-1979)
Item Type: Artwork