Articles by D. A. Delafield
A declaration of war on the omission of stanzas.
We all agreed that too often we present the gift of prophecy and the work of Ellen White at the very end of a series of meetings. Now the General Conference president was asking us Is it possible to bring the Spirit of Prophecy to the front in a new approach to evangelism?
Celebrating the American Bicentennial by study D.E. Robinson's book.
The sermonizing preacher is not as effectual as the teaching minister.
The author reminds us of some of the wonders of the greatest event in human history.
These reports represent Prophetic Guidance classes conducted in two of the denomination's important churches, and testimonies of church and school leaders who participated in the classwork in the national capital area. This material truly represents a new approach in the midweek service and suggests a practical and proven method for building Wednesday night attendance. Suggestion: Why not start planning now to present this series dealing with the prophetic guidance of the Lord in the Advent Movement and particularly the life and work of Ellen G. White, and announce the first class for late September or early October. If you will plan an extra or two besides the regular weekly class sessions, the group of enthusiastic students will finish the class before Christmas!
A recent mass prayer meeting held in Takoma Park suggests possibilities for your church.
We feel that this crisis experience, which illustrates the respect of the world for the message of the advent people, is evidence of the convincing power attending the proclamation of the truth.
God had a special purpose for Ellen Harmon's life. She would represent Him to the Seventh-day Adventist Church. In both the Old and New Testaments God communicated to specially chosen men and women called prophets. Since New Testament times, however, He had not chosen any particular person to bring His messages to the church over a long period of time. . .
A sketch of certain indispensable elements of success
Retirement can open the doors to a new type of meaningful service
Advice on cultured conduct.
Times have changed, but not God's plan. Evangelism is still to be the keynote of all our camp meetings.
A talk given at workers' meeting, New York Conference camp meeting,July, 1951.
Second part of the article
From a chapel talk at the S.D.A. Theological Seminary.
In the treatment of the sick, as well as in the maintenance of good health, a firsthand knowledge of health principles is essential. Add to this knowledge a generous portion of good sense, and you are well equipped.
Practical pointers for preachers.
What It Would Mean If the "God Is Dead" Theologians Were Right?
Practical pointer's for preachers.
With a little encouragement, you can start a group that offers your church rich resources of time, money, experience, and commitment.
That part of the Bible dealing with the second advent and the judgment needs special emphasis by Adventist preachers.
WHEN Ellen White began her work as the Lord's special messenger to the remnant she under stood that her divine commission included "much more than the word 'prophet' signifies" (Selected Messages, book 1, p. 32). . .
"The current situation demands that the church train its ministry in writing as well as public speech."
IT ALL began one morning during chapel exercises on the campus of Pacific Union College in the fall of 1932. I saw a young lady standing near me who didn't have a songbook. So I handed her one. A year later we were married. It doesn't take much to get big things started. And important things too! How glad I am that I handed my wife that songbook, for you see, she is a very big part of my life. . .
Some sermons should never be preached. Most of these can be categorized under the following Latin titles. . .
Each man has a conscience.
The heights of character development to which we are to attain.
A Discussion of Plans, Methods, and Objectives.
The editor of the Ministry has requested me to prepare material touching the subject of the radio sermon from the experiences and lessons gained during three years' association with the Voice of Prophecy.
We requested the Ellen G. White Estate to furnish an answer to the rather perplexing question posed in the title. The following article not only brings us an answer to the question but helps make us more aware of the power and the greatness of God. . .
It is always helpful for the Seventh-day Adventist professional man or woman to keep in mind the spiritual goals of the Spirit of Prophecy writings whenever the Ellen G. White science counsels are explored.
THROUGHOUT Ellen G. White's writings fascinating gems of truth appear. Interesting relationships develop between the physical, the emotional, and the spiritual nature of the human being. Very few persons saw so clearly the human being as a unit, and the relationship between our physical, mental, and emotional habits, particularly our habits of eating, drinking, and thinking. . .
How do they relate?
On sleep-inducing sermons.
On the recommendation that the Testimony Countdown II series be undertaken in the fall.
It is seriously doubtful that a revival and reformation of a lasting quality will occur in the popular churches of today. But who can doubt that many Christians will experience a redemptive adventure with God as a result of the preaching of dedicated Christian evangelists outside of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. . .
A New Look at the Advantages of Vegetarianism
I took the precious Bible and surrounded it with the several Testimonies for the Church, given for the people of God. Here, said I, the cases of nearly all are met. The Sings they are to shun are pointed out. The counsel that they desire can be found here, given for other cases situated similarly to themselves. . . . The Testimonies are not to belittle the word of God, but to exalt it and attract minds to it, that the beautiful simplicity of truth may impress all.--Testimonies, vol. 5, pp. 664, 665.
Does God have foreknowledge of particular sins?
The Adventist view of divine foreknowledge.
"Confess your faults ["sins," R.S.V. and N.E.B.] one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much" (James 5:16).
Symptoms of this ancient disorder are not lacking in the church today. Watch for questions like, "How many baptisms?" and "How much money?"
It is difficult to analyze the many factors that must be considered in the matter of changing one's field of labor from a certain church or district to another field, or from a certain line of work to another (as from pastoral work to the Home Missionary Department).
Christ is the source of power. The Holy Spirit is the instrument of power. The believing preacher is the possessor. Spiritual power born of the Holy Spirit is conceived and matured in the Scripture.
THE need for more expository sermons anchored in the scripture text, highly informative, and preached in the power of the Holy Spirit is sometimes painfully apparent. Such sermons should be heard by audiences attending our evangelistic meetings and also by Seventh-day Adventist congregations gathered to hear our preachers on the Sabbath day. . .
Christ-centered preaching is simply Bible preaching with Christ central in every subject.
Ellen White and the spirit of sacrifice and devotion to the needs of human beings
The monthly shepherdess column
The monthly shepherdess column.
A talk given to the wives of workers at Sandoval, New Mexico, during the 1964 camp meeting.