Category: Weekly Encouragement

Every week, the ministers here at the South Green church of Christ write brief articles for the congregation's weekly bulletin. The following is a copy of those articles, which have been adapted to this digital environment. Brief and to the point, these articles are designed to inspire, encourage, and challenge all. We hope and trust you will find them useful.

Could You Use Some Good News Today?

Watching the violence & pain our society continues to endure the last few days, I’m reminded of the song “A Little Good News” which Anne Murray began singing in 1983. The song describes how “the news” can only report the bad things going on because that’s all we see around us. The song sends the …

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Following Jesus

Unfortunately, compromise has become commonplace & a willingness to go along just to get along has become the mindset of most religious bodies of our day. The Bible plainly teaches we are to live peaceable with all men (Romans 12:18). Christians are not to seek division, strife, & confrontation. Christians are to follow Christ & …

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The Influence of Men: Be Cautious

We all could name people who have mislead others spiritually & morally. Many denominations and cults will generally elevate an individual to the point of following that person’s teaching blindly, even to the point of destruction. People allow their ability to discern & filter truth to become clouded because of someone who is charismatic & …

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Looking for the Good in Grief

I am so thankful for Ron & Don Williams. The work that they are doing is a blessing to so many. I know that my family benefited from the time spent this weekend thinking biblically and deeply about suffering and loss. I am confident that the others who attended the seminar feel the same way. …

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What Are Your Goals?

Barely into 2018, we have an opportunity to review, reflect, and reset in regards to our spiritual lives. We have an opportunity to be better than we were. Challenges are inevitable, growth is optional. Setting spiritual goals is the first step to spiritual growth! Choose to grow… Closer to Christ: 1 Peter 1:18-19 says knowing …

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Do You Believe?

A brand new calendar year is upon us! As such it is a great time to evaluate where we stand in a number of different areas. Experts tell us that nine out of every ten “New Year’s Resolutions” will fail…and most of these failures occur by February. This means that for the average person, year …

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Good Gifts

What makes for a good gift? Having just completed another Christmas season where many families gathered and exchanged presents, I wonder about how we decide which gifts were “good” and which ones were not. Is a good gift anything that is not returned or exchanged for something else? Is a good gift one that gets …

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Understanding Grief & Loss

Grief is a natural and healthy consequence that should occur when a loss has happened in your life! We are reminded of this in Job 6:1-3, Then Job answered and said: Oh, that my grief were fully weighed, And my calamity laid with it on the scales! For then it would be heavier than the …

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Everyone Needs A Champion

How did you survive childhood, become successful & prosperous? Why are you a Christian? Someone took time to care about you & your circumstances. Some people do not enjoy the benefit of caring parents, a loving family, a concerned mentor, or have the opportunity to be surrounded by Christians. How can we help others who …

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How Bad Can I Be?

With the winter holidays just around the corner, we will all be seeing items and hearing stories related to the season. As such, I just read about the fact that there is a website known as emailsanta.com where young ones may write an electronic letter to the North Pole. Several letters from these innocent children …

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