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Cape Town Banners of Reconciliation

Banners from 2010 Lausanne Conference in Cape Town, South Africa

Located in the Museum lobby, these banners were designed by a South African artist and beaded by rural craftsmen from Kwa-Zulu Natal Province, South Africa for at the 2010 Lausanne Congress. The overarching theme of the Congress was: "God in Christ reconciling the world to himself" (2 Cor. 5:19). The exhibit is composed of six banners, each illustrating a different biblical theme for every day of the Congress. Each banner depicts two scenes from the Bible, one from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament. A red stripe, representing the reconciling work of Christ's shed blood on the cross, runs through the center of the panels. Take a moment to decipher the stories and enjoy the intricate beauty of the beading.  

Cape Town Banners at Billy Graham Museum

Six Themes of Christ's Reconciling Work 

Day One:  Truth - Making the case for the TRUTH of CHRIST in a Pluralistic, Globalized World

  • New Testament:  Christ’s baptism (Matthew 3:16-17; John 1:32,34)
  • Old Testament:  Moses and the burning bush (Exodus 3:5b, 6, 14a)

Day Two:  Reconciliation - Building the PEACE of CHRIST in our Divided and Broken World

  • New Testament:  Christ’s crucifixion (Matthew 20:17-19a; John 1:29b; 3:16;  1 Corinthians 5:7b)
  • Old Testament:  Abraham and Isaac (Genesis 22:7,8a; Isaiah 53:7b)

Day Three:  World Faiths - Bearing witness to the LOVE of CHRIST with People of Other Faiths

  • New Testament:  Jesus and the Samaritan woman (John 4:10; John 4:35, 39, 41, 42)
  • Old Testament:  Daniel in the lion’s den in Babylon (Daniel 1:3, 4, 8a; Daniel 6:20b)

Day Four:  Priorities - Discerning the WILL of CHRIST for 21st Century World Evangelization

  • New Testament:  The disciples fishing (John 1:41, 42a; Luke 5:4, 10b)
  • Old Testament:  Jonah (Jonah 1:1-2a, 3a, 15a, 17a, 3:1,2; 4:10a, 11)

Day Five:  Integrity - Calling the CHURCH of CHRIST back to Humility, Integrity and Simplicity

  • New Testament:  Jesus washing the disciples’ feet (John 13:3-5a; 13:12b-15)
  • Old Testament:  David and Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11:27b;  12:5b, 13a)

Day Six:  Partnership - Partnering in the BODY of CHRIST Toward a New Global Equilibrium

  • New Testament:  Christ’s ascension and charge to the disciples (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8)
  • Old Testament:  Ruth and Boaz (Ruth 1:16b, 4:13, 17b)
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