Encouraging One Another
Hebrews 10:24-25 gives very valuable instructions for our Christian efforts: “Let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deed, not forsaking our own assembling together as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, all the more, as you see the day drawing near.”  As is instructed, we should see how each of us may best stimulate... read all »
Rebuilding the Lord's Church at Choctaw
As we look to the future for the Lord’s church family, it is very important that part of our effort should be “Rebuilding the Church.” The virus has caused us so much difficulty as a family. Some things have changed. A few families have left for another congregation, or moved away, or become elderly and unable to regularly attend worship services or become sh... read all »
Reaching Out With the Gospel in Our Area
Matthew 28:18-20 instructs us to: go make disciples, baptizing them, teaching them to observe all Jesus commanded. What were those who were taught to do? The same instructions. It continues through each generation, So, it’s ours also today. Jesus said, “I am with you always to the end of the age.” Repeating those instructions must also include our local area... read all »
Step Up in September
The Step Up in September campaign is a plan to encourage every one in this church family to make a special effort to attend all Bible classes and worship services each week for the month of September.  There may be some who cannot be present for all of the classes/worship because of work, or health, etc., but please come when you can. Additionally we are trying... read all »
"Those Who Have Served Well"
Time moves on and that helps us to see how our lives change. Two of our faithful and dedicated men have resigned from serving as deacons and the responsibilities that went with those assignments. One of these men is HAL BARNES. HAL has served this church for around 15 years. One of his  assignments was that of maintaining the baptistery and that service has been ... read all »
HANDLING DISCOURAGEMENT
Discouragement is something that we all, from time-to-time, face. In fact it may be all around us. At times we are faced with challenges that seem impossible, or work that can never get finished or we have too many factors against us. It might be times of indecision, financial burdens, family conflicts or the loss of our job. We may be in times when our faith in the L... read all »
THE LORD HAS PROMISED TO BE WITH YOU IF YOU ARE WITH HIM
In 2 Chronicles 14:2, we read that Asa did good and right in the sight of the LORD his God. When he became king, he instituted several reforms to remove foreign gods and foreign religious practices from the land, even removing his mother from being the queen mother because of her idolatrous practices. During his reign, Zerah the Ethiopian came out against Judah/Benjam... read all »
OUR RESPONSE TO JESUS CHRIST - What does Jesus expect of us?
Jesus expects wholehearted obedience from His followers. Hebrews 5:9 And having been made perfect, He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation, Jesus expects us to deny ourselves in following Him. Luke 9:23 And He was saying to them all, If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. Je... read all »
LOVE
The word “love” is used nearly 200 times in the New Testament. It describes one of the most basic fundamentals of the individual’s Christian faith. It is easy to “say” that “I am a loving person” but in reality the Apostle Paul gives us some specific characteristics of love that can and should be demonstrated in our lives. 1... read all »
THOUGHTS FROM PHILIPPIANS
Within the book of Philippians I find words of encouragement and strength that I believe can help us all as we live the Christian life. Chapter 1 (Prayer that our love will abound) 9And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, 10so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere ... read all »