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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The LORD is my shepherd

Started a series on the 23rd Psalm today and focused entirely on this phrase.
Explored different nuances of the phrase by emphasizing any one of the 5 words.
We talked about sheep & people and good & bad shepherds.
We explored the notion of just how big the universe is (with a 3 min video that zoomed out from the Earth and ended up beyond the Milky Way) per Psa 8:3,4–why does God even care about us? Why would He even want to be our shepherd? Do we care about an ant on the sidewalk? No, yet He cares for us and wants to be our Shepherd.
Rom. 6:20-23 – unlike sheep, we get to choose our master (either sin or righteousness). Choose wisely.
Exo. 21:5,6 – OT mark of a slave; pics of marked sheep (ears); we will have the marks of our owner (either the marks of sin or the marks of a servant following after Jesus)–Matt 16:24-26; 6:24; 7:21-23.

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Christian Worker on Psalm 23

This month’s issue of Christian Worker is devoted to Psalm 23. The PDF file was sent out by email today. Our friend Kevin Cauley, instructor at Southwest School of Biblical Studies, is the editor. Here’s a piece by Troy Spradlin:

Each one may decide to trust in the Shepherd, to lie down in the green pastures provided or to aimlessly wander off where predators await (1 Pet. 5:8). What are your fears? What is it that occupies your mind? Do you allow the worries of this world to overcome you? Will all the things that occupy your time be so important 100 years from now? Not likely. The Lord said, “Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest” (Matt. 11:28). He also said, “Take therefore no thought for tomorrow” (Matt. 6:34). May we put our trust in the Lord, remove our fears, and have faith in Him. Christ has satisfied the wants and needs of the soul through His sacrifice. Therefore, allow yourself to lie down in the green pastures He has provided. You will be properly rejuvenated and able to handle the situations of life.

Troy Spradlin is a 2009 graduate of the school. He and his wife Andrea will depart Jan. 29 to begin long-term mission work in Paraguay.

The Christian Worker has been published since 1914, now done by the Southwest church in Austin, Tex. The archives page is here.

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