100th anniversary of the Christian Worker

Here’s a link to the latest PDF issue of the Christian Worker. This issue looks at the 100th year of the publication by reflecting back on a few articles from the past.

Here are the topics that you will find:

  • A Word from the Southwest Elders
  • Editorial (Sam Willcut)
  • The Church–The Lord’s Bride (Bill Jackson – 1986)
  • The Elder Son (Frank Chesser – 1987)
  • The Power of Influence (Perry Hall – 1989)
  • Can We Understand the Bible Alike? (Waymon Swain – 1990)
  • The Sect Spoken Against (Johnny Ramsey – 1999)
  • The Bible Passes the Test (Wayne Jackson – 2001)
  • Peace in Distress (Rick Brumback – 2003)
  • The Christian and Self-Control (Alfonso Macias – 2003)
  • Fortress of Solitude (Andy Baker – 2007)

Christian Worker is an edification effort of the Southwest church of Christ in Austin, Texas.

You can subscribe to the email version of the Christian Worker paper by clicking on the publications link on their website and then following the given instructions…or by clicking on the link provided here in The Fellowship Room under the “Friends” category to your right.

Copyright © 2013 Southwest church of Christ, All rights reserved.

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Appreciation To My Many Christian Friends

As most of you know, today is another birthday for me. Actually, I’m celebrating the third anniversary of my 22nd year + 1. 🙂

There are many Facebook friends that I wrote personal notes to this morning, thanking them for their well-wishes for me on this day.

A person can never have too many friends. I pray that I’ll be a true and faithful friend in return.

Thank you TFR friends for your friendship as well. You are a bright light in an otherwise dark world. May God richly bless you and your work in the kingdom. I’m reminded of the encouraging words of the apostle Paul:

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 15:58).


Mike Riley

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Announcement Procedure

At the Montana Street congregation, one of our elders presents the announcements right before the last song of the service is sung.

The announcements consists of the following:

1) A prayer list of those members who are ill, in the hospital, or homebound.
2) An announcement regarding our monthly luncheon on the first Sunday of every month.
3) The Bible Question Of The Week.
4) A list of the members who have birthdays or anniversaries during the month.
5) Any area-wide congregational singing.
6) Any area-wide gospel meeting.
7) Needed grocery items for the food pantry.

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Starting year #11

Yesterday was a great day for Ranae & I. The Clinton congregation surprised us with a special tribute for the 10 years I’ve served as a preacher locally. There was a neat slide show, some commentary by Patrick English, a very nice financial gift, a scrapbook, and a host of letters of encouragement from the local brethren and some area Christians who I am close with (thanks for the very kind letter, Ron!). I have been blessed with great friends and although I really wasn’t “down” in any sense of the word, I am exceedingly “high” today!

P.S. Incidentally, the “ordination service” post just caused me to think about the sort of “anniversary service” we had yesterday in Clinton. Perhaps Rom. 13:7 is the best authority for such?

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I am reflecting upon the wonderful famil…

I am reflecting upon the wonderful family God has given to me. Tuesday George and I will celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. I am so very thankful that he is my husband and father to our children. We both readily admit that we are far from perfect, but we have striven to keep God in the center of our home. Our son, Jacob, age 21, preached a very good lesson this morning. Our children are such a blessing in our lives, and I am often humbled when I think of their goodness. They teach me alot.

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