Articles by Andrew Fearing
Can you imagine a successful evangelistic campaign in which there is no advertising—not a line appears in the press, and not a word on radio or television referring to the program—yet the pews of the Modesto, California, church are filled with an audience of four or five hundred people every Wednesday and Friday evening.
ON JANUARY 1 of this year in Knoxville, Tennessee, the Methodist General Board of Evangelism inaugurated a special ten-year period of prayer entitled the Decade of Prayer.
One of the greatest problems in the world today is the matter of communications and relationships.
A look at the recent Gilbert Youth Research survey.
What do you do when someone informs you that your preaching has declined?
THE continent of Africa, home of one of the most ancient civilizations to flourish beside the Egyptian Nile, today contains many of the world's youngest nations. About forty of them have been born since the year 1950. Before that year there were only four independent countries in this, the world's second largest continent. A three-month safari through these newly born nations lifts the curtain on a vista of challenge and opportunity for a missionary movement of dimensions that matches Africa's huge land mass. . .
A new year is upon us, a time for new resolves, new hopes, and new plans for the future; an ideal time for earnest endeavor to elevate the standard of highest reverence for the house of God and for the worship hour.
Sin is never worth it!
There is no greater experience than a human being, chosen of God, standing as God's representative to invite his fellow men to accept the offered pardon, become adopted into the family of God, and receive eternal life.
Reflections and advice from an editor.
There is no visual aid which I use more frequently than the Ten Commandments, painted in large letters on plywood, resembling two tables of stone.
In many ways Elisha's ministry was a great deal like that of our Saviour.
Do you believe in miracles?
During this year, 1972, the Ministerial Association has concentrated on coordinating and implementing the united efforts of every area of the church administrator and department leader, minister, teacher, medical and health worker, literature evangelist, lay member to reach people with the timely messages of truth God has given to us to proclaim to the world, using the theme REACH OUT FOR LIFE. . .
Why do we ignore such a crucial topic?
To stand for Bible principles in spite of the appeal of the world, to eat and dress differently from the crowd, and to be found in the house of God on the true Sabbath day in contrast with the great majority of Christians, puts a test upon our youth. But such tests as these develop character.
God's persevering love
Developing a well-rounded diet of spiritual food to meet the needs of your people.
Dullness and the pulpit
ONE of our churches has appointed four days a year known as Good Shepherd Days. On these special days the members of the church are invited to make a special effort to seek the wanderers from the fold and encourage them to return and share the fellowship of the church and the inspiration of the evangelistic program.
On the special week of sacrifice for missions.
A GREAT experience is now in the past. I spent seven months in Germany, having accepted the invitation of the Central European Division to conduct ministerial training schools and public evangelism throughout that country. . .
REGENSBURG in Bavaria was one of the prominent cities of the Counter Reformation. There are seventy Adventist church members there. This is the only city where they had opportunity to precede public meetings with the Gift Bible Plan. Many of the brethren thought that no one in this Catholic city would accept the Bible, and they added that they thought no one would come to the meetings, either. We all realized that it was not to be an easy place, but my visit to Germany was really an experiment, and we wanted to try every kind of place in any kind of circumstances to see what God would do. . .
We're asking for your advice and contribution.
May we always be cognizant of the spiritual balance between the child and the man.
Paper presented at the Columbia Union ministerial institute.
Teaching the vast masses of our large cities is indeed a problem, one which necessitates the use of nearly every form of advertising to make certain that the evangelistic campaign is well known in the city.
New resources for growth
Truly an effective source of strength in an evangelistic series of meetings is the support of a choir well versed in the message and melody of evangelistic gospel hymns.
Laziness and the pulpit do not mix.
A look at John 21.
To read all of Mrs. White's writings will indeed be a major task, but a spiritually profitable one.
The resurrection, mentioned 104 times in the New Testament, became the central doctrine of the early church—a cornerstone of Christianity. May the same great power be upon Christ's ministers today as they bear witness of the resurrection.
Humility cannot be counterfeited or put on like a coat when the need is felt.
It may seem strange that the simple act of personal contact in the home would make such a great difference in the over-all record of a church. The importance of pastoral visitation should not be overlooked.
More efficiently meeting the needs of the times
"Those files! those precious files! How grateful I am that material had been gathered and filed through the years. I started with an orange crate, and now have four cabinets!"
As ministers today we are blessed with a great variety, volume, and quality of material aids for our spiritual ministration. We read a great deal, but we forget quickly, and unless this material is cataloged and within easy access, it is of little value for future use. There are many and varied types of filing systems that may be purchased or devised; however, I used a system that is patterned after the majority of office subject files.
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.
In a special sense Seventh-day Adventists have been set in the world as watchmen and light bearers. To them has been entrusted the last warning for a perishing world. On them is shining wonderful light from the word of God. They have been given a work of the most solemn import— the proclamation of the first, second, and third angels' messages.
The gospel of ecumenism.
The ancient sanctuary and the entire ceremonial system were given to Israel to enrich their understanding of the fundamental principles of the plan of salvation from sin.
There is always someone ready and willing to give us advice on any decision we need to make. What should be our response to another's counsel?