The Checotah congregation of the church of Christ welcomes you to our webpage. The banner at the top of this page should help you find out about the Lord’s church family here in Checotah.
Feel free to contact us at (918) 473-5931 with any additional questions you may have. Won’t you join us?
At the Church of Christ in Checotah we encourage families to grow close to each other as they grow closer to God.
January 13, 2019
Have you ever seen a commercial on TV advertising some sort of weight loss program, or perhaps an acne fighting product? In an effort to convince you to buy their product, the companies will show you before and after pictures of those who have supposedly been using it. The results seem astonishing. Sometimes, a person is nearly unrecognizable! All of these advertisements speak of the transformation that has taken place in the lives of the users. For you and I as children of God, the same should be said. We have undergone the ultimate transformation. The Bible says in Romans 12:2 “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” Making the decision to obey the gospel and be baptized into Christ changes everything about your life. The way you think, speak, feel, and act will change. So I ask the question: what does your after picture look like? Have you been changed? Has a drastic transformation really taken place? Even if the answer to all these questions is yes, we can, if not careful, find our old selves trying to creep back in. The Jewish nation was often guilty of trying to go back to their old way of living, even after Christ had come and established His church. Israel, though God’s chosen people of promise in the Old Testament, often fell away and needed to repent and return to him again. Paul urged the church in Ephesus not to fall back into their old, sinful habits. Ephesians 5:7-8 says “Therefore do not be partakers with them; for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord, walk as children of Light”. We are called to walk in the light as he is in the light. The darkness that was once in us has been exposed to the light that is found in having a relationship with Jesus Christ.