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.
August 5, 2018
If someone told you that they had just bought a car, typically you would ask them what kind of car it was. Perhaps what color or what year model. But, if they said that it was “just a car”, we would have no concept of what that means due to the vast amount of cars there are. The first car ever made was “just a car”. It was the one and only car. Over time, people saw things that they wanted to change to keep up with the changing world around it. Now, there are cars with all sorts of names. Ford, GMC, Dodge, etc. Unfortunately, the same thing has happened in the church of God. In the New Testament, there was one church. It was just the church. It was the one and the only church. When one speaks of being a member of the church, the first thing people tend to ask is “what kind of church is it?” The idea of not being a part of a denominational church with a name to identify itself is unusual to many. The church we belong to should be the one and only church of the New Testament. Notice what Jesus says in Matthew 16:18; “I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church”… Notice Jesus said that he would build his church, not his churches. Also, notice that Jesus said that he himself would build it. The church of the Bible was purchased by the blood of Christ. It’s his church, not ours. How dare we think that we could improve Christ’s church with our own human ideas and doctrines! The word denomination implies a division. Have you ever broken a special dish and wished so badly that you could restore it to its’ original state? Our world is spiritually broken. It’s up to us to go back to the church of the Bible. The church who does the will of God. Nothing more, nothing less.