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.

Exchange Burden For Freedom

Many problems create burdens for us and steals our freedom. Jesus is the best example when seeking how to deal with burdens & trials. Hebrews 5:8-9 says though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all …

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When Are You Going To Retire?

The older we get the more often we are asked this question. U.S. News & World Report stated in 2014 about half of retirees were forced to retire sooner than expected. The average retirement age is around age 62. Most of the time a retirement plan is built around a retirement age. When someone retires …

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Thanks

We have so much for which to be thankful! Every single day our Might God blesses us with numerous good things. As those who have been blessed, we have a responsibility to Our Lord to show Him gratitude. In fact, Jesus actually expects us to say “thanks” when He blesses (Luke 17:17). With this in …

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Be All You Can Be

As Christians are we being ALL WE CAN BE? We all have talent that allows us to make contributions to the expansion of God’s Kingdom. When we don’t utilize our talents we have a tendency to utilize excuses. Moses struggled with this as well. We know Moses as a Leader but he also made excuses: …

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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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