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.

Earth’s Cousin?

Have you heard about Kepler-452b? Maybe you’ve seen the headlines recently that read something like this: NASA discovers Earth-like planet orbiting “cousin” of Sun. The idea is to emphasize just how un-special we really are. If we exist by complete accident…if we owe our existence to time and chance…it would not be outside the realm …

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Unemployment

Unemployed is living without a job or without work to be completed. The national unemployment rate as of July 2, 2015 was 5.3% according to a study released by the U.S. Department of Labor. That 5.3% is roughly 8.3 million people in the United States currently living without a job or without work. The unemployment …

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Finding Time

We are blessed to have 168 hours in a week. We know during that span of time many jobs, chores, and hurdles require our attention. We know that Matthew 6:33 tells us to “seek first the kingdom of God.” We know the benefit of studying God’s word and how we are strengthened spiritually & emotionally …

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D.O.T.S.

DOTS are a favorite candy for many children and adults alike. They are a fruity, gummy type of candy that are enjoyed throughout the year. Two weeks ago a counselor at Horizons was preparing to share DOTS with her campers throughout the week. She had taken the candy DOTS and made a spiritual application that …

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Inside – Out Righteousness

Horizons 2015 was the week of July 5-10 on the campus of Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, TN.  We were a part of a record breaking Christian leadership camp.  Over 950 plus campers (6th-12th grade teens) and 250 plus staff spent the week studying, worshiping, praying, serving, fellowshipping, and loving God.  We had 21 campers, Allen …

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What does the church have to offer me?

The church continues to offer all of the same benefits it has always offered. We sometimes chase after what the world offers. We invest hours upon hours to ensure we will secure “status” or significance in society. We prepare ourselves and our children for opportunities that will put us in a position to secure a …

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Be An Example

Example – a pattern or model, as of something to be imitated or avoided. We see good and bad examples of how we should present ourselves everyday. From Hollywood we are shown examples of how the world wants us to present ourselves. Our young people are being shown examples of how the world wants them …

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Times Change

Most of the time, change is good. We all want to grow, get stronger, learn more, see more places, etc. Certainly we are aware of the fact that our methods and tactics must change and adapt when we become ineffective. We must take advantage of opportunities as they are presented. On and on we could …

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Legal?

In recent days, much has been made about the legality or illegality of same-sex marriage. Thus it seems prudent to compare the Law of God with the law of man. Have we entered into uncharted waters? Certainly not. According to the law of man, I am authorized and within my rights to divorce my spouse …

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Freedom

Grilling out, spending time with friends & family, and watching fireworks is how most of us will spend this weekend as we celebrate Independence Day as a nation. We know with independence comes freedom. Christians understand with freedom comes responsibilities. Like you, I have always counted myself as a proud American. I am appreciative of …

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