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Bible Way into the Church

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 on what are commonly called in the Churches of Christ "The Five Steps of Salvation"--Hearing the Word, Belief, Repentance of Sins, Confession, and Baptism. The point of the sermon being that this is the only path to salvation.
Date: [1940..1960]
Item Type: Artwork

The Christian Race

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This unusually graphic sermon chart gets its inspiration from II Timothy 4:7, describing the Christian's walk as a race. The church is depicted as an arena, with Christians on the track--some persevering and some falling to various doubts and temptations. Individuals outside of the arena represent the "rest of the world" that is outside the church. On an interesting note, all individuals drawn are caucasian males. It is conceivable that this chart was made for a week-long meeting.
Date: [1940..1960]
Item Type: Artwork

Church-World

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart divides society into three groups: Infants (the innocent who are not responsible for their actions good or bad), those in the Church, and those of the world outside of the Church. The chart shows what happens to all after death--whether to Heaven or Hell--with multiple scripture references.
Date: [1940..1960]
Item Type: Artwork

Essential and the Incidental

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 gives examples of commands given in the New Testament (The Essintial) and differentiates them from surrounding details (The Incidental) using three different events described in the New Testament: The Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20), The Conversion of Saul (Acts 9:1-18; 22:1-16) and The Lord's Supper (Matthew 26:26-29, 2 Chorinthians 11:17-34;10:17 and Acts 20:7). Reference is made to what is known as the "CENI Hermeneutic" (Command, Example, Necessary Inference) as the source of those things Essential. Those things Incidental, which many denominations or even individual congregations might disagree about, are said to be governed by Expediency, Decency and Order (1 Corinthians 10:23; 14:40).
Date: [1940..1960]
Item Type: Artwork

God is Able... 2 Cor 9:8

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart prominently features 2 Corinthians 9:8,10-11 from the American Standard Version. "God is able to make all grace abound unto you; that ye, having always all sufficiency in everything, may abound unto every good work...[and God] shall supply and multiply your seed for sowing, and increase the fruits of your righteousness: ye being enriched in everything unto all liberality, which worketh through us thanksgiving to God."
Date: [1940..1960]
Item Type: Artwork

Gospel Meeting Daily

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This banner is a notice of daily Gospel meetings, printed on grey canvas duck material with grummets for hanging; large black lettering, blue arrows, smaller red print lettering; smaller canvas piece with lettering time (7:30) attached separately. This banner could be resued, changing the time as necessary.
Date: [1940..1960]
Item Type: Artwork

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
Item Type: Artwork

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
Item Type: Artwork

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
Item Type: Artwork

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
Item Type: Artwork

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
Item Type: Artwork

Why Tarriest Thou?

Description: A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. This particular sermon chart, based on Acts 22:16, is apparently a call to baptism--possibly used at the closing night of a gospel meeting. Black lettering on white muslin.
Date: [1940..1960]
Creator: Tucker, Paul
Item Type: Artwork