The Worker's Clipping File

No generation of gospel workers has been more blessed with a variety, volume, and quality of material aids for spiritual guid­ance than the Adventist ministry of today.

By ANDREW C. FEARING, Evangelist Paterson, New Jersey

No generation of gospel workers has been more blessed with a variety, volume, and quality of material aids for spiritual guid­ance than the Adventist ministry of today. Of the printed material—periodicals, books, tracts, etc.—which comes to the minister's desk, there is much which is desirable to save for refer­ence. In order to have this material readily accessible, I have followed the plan of placing it in folders in filing cabinets under subject headings.

I have been asked by the editor of THE MIN­ISTRY to submit the index to my subject files. It may seem that this is a long and exhaustive list. However, as one continues to catalog material according to subjects, he may find that he needs even more subject titles than are listed hue. Throughout my years of using this sys­tem, many subjects have been added as the need has arisen.

It is best to use regular Manila filing folders. As the file grows it may require two or three folders to accommodate a single subject, but it is well to remove outdated materials from time to time, so the files may be fresh and not mere storage vaults.

Reading, marking of subject, clipping, and filing of materials takes much time, but this work may be done by someone other than the minister, who has an eye for the type of ma­terial needed, such as his wife or secretary. Sometimes it is well to take two subscriptions to certain periodicals so you will have a copy of both sides of the articles, and they may be clipped without difficulty.

Now a word of explanation to clarify cer­tain points regarding the list itself: You will note certain items in parentheses following a subject. This aids one to know what branches of the subject are classified under that head. When you notice a subject listed with "(See____________ )" in parentheses, there is no folder in the file for such a subject, but it is listed merely as an aid to the worker in deciding under what subject he wishes to file, and also prevents du­plication of subjects similar in thought.

It should be understood that this is not a file of sermons, but merely a means for cataloging material by subject for easy reference.

Index to Subject Files

Addresses

Adolescence

Advertising

Aged (wills)

Ambition (initiative)

Amusement, recreation (dance, socials, games, sports)

Angels (good, evil)

Anger (temper, revenge)

Apostasy (backsliding, Canright, hypocrisy)

Archaeology

Armageddon (see Eastern question)

Association (chaperonage)

Astrology

Astronomy (other worlds)

Atheism (godless organizations, other "isms")

Atonement

Baptism (preparation for, baptismal questions)

Belief, unbelief

Bible Course material

Bible (New and Old Testaments)

Bible, what men say about it

Bible, study of

Biblical biography

Bibliography

Biographies

Books and book reviews

Business (church affiliation to, parliamentary law)

Camp meeting

Capital and labor

Catholicism

Chalk talk helps

Character

Charts (graphs, devices, cartoons)

Cheerfulness (see contentment)

Child training (children's play)

Christian help work

Christianity

Christian living

Christian Science

Church, church organization (dept., Dorcas, members, membership, etc.)

Colporteurs (experiences, literature ministry)

Concentration

Conscience

Consecration (new birth, conversion, surrender stories of conversion)

Contentment (cheerfulness)

Controversy between Christ and Satan

Conversation

Cooperation (organization)

Courage, cowardice

Courtesy, culture (etiquette)

Courtship and marriage

Covenants, two

Creation

Criticism, gossip, faultfinding (judging)

Daniel

Decision (choice)

Denominational history

Determination, perseverance (handicaps)

Devotion, our devotions (meditation)

Discouragement (doubt)

Divorce

Doctrine

Drawings

Dress (neatness)

Duty

Eastern question, Armageddon

Education (Home Study Institute)

Efficiency

Elijah message

Entertainment ideas, games

Enthusiasm

Envy (covetousness, stealing, jealousy)

Eternal life

Etiquette (see Courtesy)

Evangelism, general

Evangelistic financial reports

Evangelistic baptismal reports

Evil (see Sin)

Evolution

Excuses

Experience

Failure

Faith (righteousness by)

Faithfulness (dependability)

Family altar

Father

Feeling

Foreigners

Foreign missions

Forgiveness

Friendship (sensitiveness)

Fundamentalism

Funeral material

Gambling (cards, etc.)

Giving (money)

God (Trinity)

Gospel (progress of, finishing the work)

Grace

Gratitude (see Thanksgiving)

Guidance

Habit

Happiness (smiles)

Healing

Health (food, eating)

Heaven, new earth (preparation for)

Helpfulness

Historical items (informative articles)

Hobbies

Holidays (Christmas, Easter, etc.)

Holy Spirit (speaking in tongues, unpardonable sin)

Home, homemaking (house furnishings, etc.)

Home missions and home missionary

Honesty (see Truthfulness)

Hope

Human interest (see Joy of living)

Humility

Humorous

'Husband and wife

Hypocrisy (see Apostasy)

Ideals

Illustrations (miscellaneous)

Income tax

Indifference

Influence

Ingathering

Intelligence (knowledge, wisdom, study)

Jesus, coming of

Jesus. life of

Jesus, miracles of

Jesus, our High Priest and Saviour

Jesus, our Pattern

Jews (return of, etc.)

Joy of living (human interest) .

Judgment

Junior sermons and stories

Justification (see Sanctification)

Kindness

Language, and usage of

Latter rain

Law, commandments (two laws)

Leadership

Life insurance

Literature ministry (see Colporteurs)

Love

Love of God (love to God)

Loyalty (standing true)

Mark of beast (see Seal of God)

Mechanical

Medical missionary work Melchizedek

Men (free moral agents)

Miscellaneous

Millennium (second chance)

Ministry and ministers

Mission poems

Mission promotion

Missionary 'Volunteer organization material

Modernism

Money-raising ideas

Morning watch

Mother

Motion pictures

Mottoes, slogans

Music

National affairs

Nature (birds, flowers, animals, trees)

Nature of man (see State of dead)

News items (G. C. information service, "Arsenal," "Notebook Jottings," etc.)

New Year

Obedience (is God particular?)

Object talks

Opportunity

Ordinances (John 13)

Organizations

Others

Our Times

Papacy (Rome, Antichrist)

Parents

Patience (submission)

Patriotism

Peace, neacernaker

Periodical promotion

Personal work

Pictures

Poems (miscellaneous)

Power

Praise

Prayer (prayer meeting) -

Prayer, answers to

Prayers (children's, etc.)

Predestination

Pride (conceit)

Principle (standards)

Probation

Profession, pretence

Program material

Promises (keeping our word)*

Prophecy

Providence (miracles)

Punctuality

Purity (see Social purity)

Purpose in life

Quotations (miscellaneous)

Questions and answers (catchy texts, charges against S.D.A.'s, etc.)

Radio

Reading (books)

Redemption

Reformation (revival)

Religion—"isms"—new light

Religious liberty (relation to government)

Remnant church (sifting of)

Repentance (confession)

Resolutions

Resurrections

Revelation

Reverence (respect)

Reward

Righteousness (see Faith, also Sanctification)

Sabbath

Sabbath, attempted change of

Sabbathkeeping

Sabbath school

Sacrifice (Week of)

Salvation

Sanctification, justification (righteousness)

Sanctuary

Satan

School, school spirit

Science

Seal of God, mark of beast

Second advent, signs of

Self-control

Self-denial

Self-improvement (personality, popularity, moods, temperament)

Selfishness

Self-reliance

Service

Seven churches, plagues, seals, trumpets

Simplicity

Sin (evil)

Sincerity

Social purity (sex, petting, etc.)

Songs, song stories

Soul winning (personal work, Christian help work, laymen)

Spirit of prophecy (E. G. White)

Spiritism

State of dead (nature of man, man's original state)

Stories, art of telling

Stewardship (tithing, money, debts)

Success

Sunday (observance, legislation)

Surrender (see Consecration)

Sympathy (toward others' viewpoints)

Tact

Talents

Temperance (tobacco, liquor, dope)

Temptation

Thanksgiving (gratitude)

Thoughts (meditation)

Three angels' messages—advent movement

Thrift

Time (making most of, lost time)

Time of the end (last days, time of trouble)

Trials (persecution, preparation for, tests, martyrs)

Trifles (carelessness, little things)

Trust

Truthfulness (honesty, cheating)

2300-day prophecy

U.S. in prophecy Unity

Value of things

Victory, victorious life (overcoming)

War (noncombatancy)

Week of Prayer

Wicked, fate of (hell)

Will, will power

Witnessing

Women

Words (see Language)

Work (careers, etc.)

Workers -and workers' meetings

Worry, fear

Youth (conditions among, possibilities of, etc.)

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By ANDREW C. FEARING, Evangelist Paterson, New Jersey

February 1947

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