[The Eternal Versus the Temporal] (audio)

Original Title

Convocation Message


J. Howard Dell

Streaming Media

Media is loading

Document Type


Date Information



Bishop J. Howard Dell Collection

Playing Time



This recording begins with a man reading about Elijah’s challenge. Dell then begins with a prayer to God about how much the people and government needs him now. He introduces the message of the eternal versus the temporal. He talks about 2 Corinthians, and how the apostles were troubled but not in despair, and that the congregation should not let temporary troubles bother them, but to think about eternal life with God. He uses Nebuchadnezzar as an example of how one can have material things and forget about how God is the ruler of the world. He enforces that material things and life events are fleeting, and that the ultimate eternal reality is God, using Daniel in the lion’s den as an example. Dell then engages the congregation in a call and response about the temporal in life. Audio then cuts to the singing of hymns.


All audio content in this collection is protected by copyright or is the property of the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc., and/or the copyright holder as appropriate. For more information or to inquire about permission to publish, please contact archives@auctr.edu.

File Name



The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library acknowledges the generous support of the National Endowment for Humanities - Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Implementation Project Grant in supporting the processing and digitization of a number of its major archival collections as part of the project: Spreading the Word: Expanding Access to African American Religious Archival Collections at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library.



Rights Statement

In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted.