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.

Whosoever Will

In Matthew 8:2, a leper knelt before Jesus and said, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” Jesus responded by saying, “I will; be clean” (Matt. 8:3). Indeed, Jesus was willing to do a great deal. He was willing to leave the glory of Heaven (Phil. 2:6-8). He was willing to be humiliated …

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Have You Heard The Good News?

The “Good News” is the saving Gospel message of Jesus Christ. We must understand & share the story of our Lord & Savior. Acts 2 teaches us the confidence we have in the One who saves us. Acts 2:22: He was a man. Acts 2:22: God showed us who He was through miraculous works. Acts …

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Spiritual Bucket List

Creating the proverbial “bucket list” can be a lot of fun. Coming up with a list of things you would like to do one day in the not-too-distant future is also a good way to take the first step in accomplishing your goals. As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are expected to be growing (1 …

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The Church, The Centerpiece Of The Community

We are aware of the damage caused by the recent hurricanes. We have read several instances where hurricane victims reached out to the local church for help. An Elder in Vidor, Texas stated, “This is the best thing that every happened to the church in Vidor. People are seeing the love the church has for …

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Forever Changed

September 11, 2001 Sixteen years ago today—our country was forever changed. Changed in how we view ourselves and others. Changed in how we conduct business. Changed in how we go about our daily lives. As a country, it is important that we look back to this day and continue to recognize it as significant. We …

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Our Influence

One of my favorite art projects in high school involved creating clay pots. I spent time & energy to create something I molded. I influenced the design & outcome of my creation. Are we using our influence? Our culture is heavily influenced by politics, athletics, & celebrities. We attach ourselves to someone in these areas …

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40 Reasons People Don’t Like You

              Idea for “40 Reasons’ adapted from The 12 Essentials of Godly Success, by Tommy Nelson Presented By: David R. Shannon, President of Freed-Hardeman University Henderson, Tennessee 1. Are You a Loner? Proverbs 18:1-“A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; He rages against all wise judgment.” 2. …

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Check Out The Ant!

“Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.” (Proverbs 6:6) For most of us, to mention ants is to bring up a very annoying subject. Especially is this the case if we are considering fire ants. These creatures cause most people to cringe. One of the fastest ways to bring a …

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Christ In The Home

“America is suffering because so many of its homes have been destroyed. America may be struggling for survival. The percentage of broken homes in the United States is about eight times what it was at the beginning of the Civil War.” Basil Overton, 1973 Bro. Overton typed these words over forty-four years ago but our …

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Indispensable Supports

In his farewell address of 1796, George Washington famously stated: Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to a political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. A couple of years later John Adams said: We have no government armed in power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. We …

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