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.

Don’t “Just Say N0!”

During the 1980’s when the War On Drugs began, one of the phrases developed to deter teens & young adults to stay away from drugs was called, “Just Say No!” Of course the idea was if you were approached to partake in drug use, everyone was encouraged to “Just Say No!” If you did this, …

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Guilt

Many of us struggle with feelings of guilt. Some feel too much guilt. Others do not feel as though they are ever really guilty of any substantial wrongdoing. In some cases, we know for sure that we have transgressed the law and are bracing ourselves to deal with the consequences. Others among us could not …

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Who’s More Right? Be Cautious….

We all want to be aligned with groups, organizations, and populations that are right when it comes to morals, policies, & spiritual matters. The problem becomes when we begin to have righteous expectations of man-made institutions. If we want to be considered right in the secular world, we need to be guided by Scripture, not …

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The World Does Not Know

As a Christian living in this current culture, it is easy to feel outnumbered and out of place. To take a stand for almost any type of “traditional” moral or ethical value is to put oneself at odds with those who are vocal, combative and vindictive. Why does the world view Christians with such suspicion …

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Will You Do More Than The Minimum?

Students sometimes ask, “What’s the minimum I have to do to receive a passing grade?” Employees sometimes ask, “What’s the minimum I have to do to keep my job?” Christians sometimes ask, “What’s the minimum I have to do to get to Heaven?” Sadly, many of us focus on the minimum! When the minimum becomes …

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Are we like the widow in Mark 12:41-44?

Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury. And many who were rich put in much. Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites, which make a quadrans. So He called His disciples to Himself and said to them, Assuredly, I say to you that …

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What Defines You?

Are you known for your knowledge of the great outdoors, your keen political awareness, the expertise in your profession or your ability to understand what it takes to build a superb athletic team? I enjoy hearing good hunting stories, listening to whether or not we are on the right track in our country, and seeing …

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How Can We Improve Our Marriage?

Genesis 2:21-24 says And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept, and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the …

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Peace of Mind

“How much are you willing to pay for peace of mind?” This is the question posed by a company that makes what they are calling a “Smart Water Bottle.” It will test and then purify your water if such is deemed necessary. Sounds amazing, right? They are charging more then $200 for each bottle. The …

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What Do You Worry About?

Each one of us could not answer this question with just a sentence or two. We could not respond with just a few words. Our answers would probably range from worry over family, finances, or the health of self and others. Most of us are expert worriers because of our concern for others. What is …

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