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Feel free to contact us at (918) 473-5931 with any additional questions you may have. Won’t you join us?

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At the Church of Christ in Checotah we encourage families to grow close to each other as they grow closer to God.

 

Curtis’ Corner

March 17, 2019

Welcome to worship services at the Checotah church of Christ. If you are visiting with us, perhaps you are here for the gospel meeting which begins this morning. If you are wondering what a gospel meeting is, this is a time when the church body here in Checotah sets aside a half a week to more thoroughly study the Word of God; in particular, the gospel, or “good news.” In Mark 8:37 Jesus says. “For what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” We believe there is nothing more important than the salvation of people’s souls and we care about the people of our community. Acts 2 of the Bible records what could be considered a gospel meeting; it was the very first, in fact. Peter preached that day urging listeners to leave their sin and false beliefs behind and put their faith in Jesus. Peter explained the purpose of Jesus dying on the cross for our sins. When those who were present “heard this, they were pierced to the heart,” (Acts 2:37). Peter urged them to repent and be baptized to have their sins forgiven. “So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls.” (2:41). This is what gospel meetings are all about; turning people’s hearts back to God. People are hurting today and need Jesus just like they did in the first century. Some doubt we could ever have the kind of response the church had on that day in Acts 2, with 3,000 surrendering their lives to Jesus in baptism, but there is no reason why we can’t. We preach the same gospel. Why would it be less effective in the 21st century than it was in the 1st century? Great things can and will happen if we have faith. Take a moment to pray that God’s Word will touch your heart today as well as others. Have faith. The gospel truly is good news.

Curtis Hartshorn

Curtis1960@gmail.com

 

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