July 2015 Issue of Christian Worker (I Shall Not Want…)

Here’s a link to the latest PDF issue of the Christian Worker.

Here are the topics that you will find:

  • I Shall Not Want…for Providential Provisions (Ryan Smithey)
  • The Lord is My Shepherd (Sam Willcut)
  • I Shall Not Want…for Peaceful Guidance (Drew Kizer)
  • I Shall Not Want…for Confident Courage and Companionship (Jason Rollo)
  • I Shall Not Want…for Comforting Deliverance (Israel Rodriquez)
  • I Shall Not Want…for Joyful Favor (Joshua Rodriquez)
  • I Shall Not Want…for Hope and Security (John Hall)

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

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Facing Death

Have you ever noticed that you can read a verse a hundred times and, on one-hundred-and-one, you see a new truth? Our “old folks” Bible class is studying Hebrews. Now, this is not the first time I have been privileged to be in a class studying Hebrews. However, I noticed Hebrews 2:9: But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor, that He by the grace of God should taste death for all. I had seen this verse dozens of times, but I was suddenly struck by a new meaning for “He by the grace of God should taste death for all.”
I was reminded of Matthew 27:46: And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? That is, My God, My God, why have You forsaken me? ”
This brought a new understanding to my mind. Let me explain. When Jesus was crucified, all the sins of all men for all time were piled upon Him. God, Who is totally good and pure, could not bear the sight, and had to turn His holy face away. That is why Jesus felt abandoned. BUT…Because Jesus was willing to take my sins (and yours) on Himself, we have the assurance that, if we are obedient children of God, we have no sins when we die, and God does not have to turn from us.
Do you understand what that means? If I am an obedient child of God, I do not have to face death alone. I will be escorted across the divide by God’s own hand. I cannot think of a greater blessing than to be led across Jordan with my hand in His. What a blessing!
What say ye?

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