Welcome

 to the family of the

Eufaula Church of Christ
200 West Grand Avenue, Eufaula, Oklahoma 74432

918-689-2186

 

We come together because God has forgiven our sins and is changing us into new beings through the Love and Compassion of Jesus Christ We are a nondenominational church where you can truly become a part.    

 

When you visit the Church of our Lord Jesus, you will be greeted and assisted in locating where you want to go.  We are respectful of your time, our worship assembly will last about one hour.  Visitors are not required to participate in any aspect of the worship service and may just watch if they wish.

 

The people who make up the family of the Church come from all walks of life and have the normal pains, discouragement and problems.  But, we face each challenge with the assurance that God provides for his children.  You will find that we are an enthusiastic family very eager to spend eternity in heaven. 

 

The Eufaula Church of Christ is a safe haven where you too can experience love, acceptance and forgiveness.  If you are in search of a home church, we want you to know there is a special place just for you.  

 

We are fully aware that we are not perfect and make mistakes far too often.  We do not ask you to follow us, but to walk along with us as we follow in the footsteps of Jesus, always seeking to "walk in the light".  But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. (1 John 1:7)

 

Schedule of Services

 

Sunday Bible classes for all ages, begins at 10:00 AM

Children learn about God, Jesus and the Bible from loving teachers.  There are also classes for teenagers and adults.

Sunday morning services begins at 10:45 AM

Open to all, lasts about 60 minutes.

Sunday evening services begins at 6:00 PM

Open to all, lasts about 45 minutes.

Wednesday night classes begins at 7:00 PM

Classes for children, teenagers and adults.

Thursday morning ladies Bible class begins at 10 AM

Open to all ladies.

 

 

Overview of Our Church Services

 

We understand that many people want to know the nature of the services of a church before they attend.  We are happy to share the following overview of the manner in which we worship, when we gather together.

 

The Bible is our only Authority

 

We actively seek to be governed in all that we do only by the Holy Bible, which is the inspired Word of God.  Sometimes we are asked: Does what we teach really make much difference?  If it matters and it does, we must be able to support our beliefs by the Word of God.  We would invite you to consider the principles upon which the Church is based and the Holy Scriptures referenced.

 

2 Timothy 3:16

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

 

Our Worship Services are Simple and Devout

 

   Our services are patterned after the Church of the first century, which were

very simple.  Our worship services include only those elements revealed in the New Testament. 

We sing, pray, partake of the LordÔs supper, preach the Word of God for the instruction of all and give of our means, as we have purposed in our hearts for the spreading of the gospel and the care of poor.

Each part is designd to bring all worshipers closer to God and to provide Spiritual Strength.  In all we do, we seek to follow the teaching of Jesus Christ.

 

James 4:8

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.

 

  God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

 

John 4:23-24

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

 

We wear the Name of Christ

 

   The religious world of today is divided into almost countless denominations and

sects, using different traditions and names.  Finding no scriptural support, we use no denominational governmental organization, creed, doctrine or name.

We are known as Christians, just as believers were known in the days of the Apostles, when there was only one Church.  Collectively, we are known as the Church of Christ.

 

Romans 16:16

Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you.

 

Acts 11:26

And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

 

Leadership of Worship

 

   All the men leading the worship service, except for our preacher, Charlie Bailey, are volunteers who are members of the Church.

 

Forms of Worship

 

  Prayer

Several prayers are offered to God during each service.  The man leading the prayer will speak from his heart, rather than reading from a book or reciting a series of memorized statements.  Everyone usually quietly bows their heads and closes their eyes while the prayer is being offered.

 

1Timothy 2:1

 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

 

   Music

The congregation will sing several songs, led by one of our members during the service.  You are welcome to sing along.  The song leader will announce the number of the song.  The words and music can be found in the red book, in the rack in front of you.

 

Since we live and worship under the New Covenant or Testament, members of the Church of Christ sing without the aid of any type of instrumental music. This was the pattern set by the early Church in the first century and therefore is the pattern we follow. 

 

In the Old Testament they did, in fact, worship God with harps and other instruments.  However, in the New Testament there is no directive or mention of using any type of musical instrument in the worship of God.  Only vocal music is mentioned in the Church of the New Testament, so we use only our voices in this part of the service. This type of music is called acappella.     

 

Does it really matter?  It matters to those who wish to strictly obey and be pleasing to God, rather than following the ideas and doctrines of men.  The Christian gives of himself, in worship, when he sings from the heart and his spirit is lifted. 

 

Ephesians 5:19

Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

 

Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

 

   The Lord's Supper

The Lord's Supper or Communion is served every Sunday to all who wish to partake.  Jesus instituted His Supper for us to remember what he did for us on the Cross.  After offering a prayer, men will pass plates of unleavened bread.  All those who wish to partake will remove a small piece and pass the plate to the person sitting next to them.  Next, after offering thanks to God, the men will pass trays of small cups of the grape juice.  Those who partake, remove one, drink it, return the cup to the tray and pass it on.

 

Acts 20:7

And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow

 

1 Corinthians 11:23-26

For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.  After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, this cup is the New Testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.  For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.

 

   Giving of Our Means

Our regular members give of their means and lay by in store, as God had prospered them, every Sunday in order to support the various ministries of the Church.  Visitors are not expected to contribute, unless they wish to.  Immediately following the Lord's Supper, after a brief prayer, plates are passed for the purpose of collecting the offerings.

 

1 Corinthians 16:2

Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.

 

2 Corinthians 9:7

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

 

   Message

Our preacher, Charlie Bailey will deliver a lesson from the Bible, which is usually 25 minutes in length.  Charlie's messages are designed to be informative, positive and encouraging.  He does not use titles, such as Reverend or Pastor, and prefers to be called Charlie.

 

Matthew 24:14

And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

 

2 Timothy 4:2

Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

 

   Invitation

At the conclusion of his message, Charlie will offer the wonderful invitation of Christ for the salvation of anyone's soul, who truly believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, who will freely confess His name before men, repents of your past sins and is buried with Christ in baptism.  While the congregation stands and sings, an opportunity is provided for people to come to the front pew and discuss their needs with Charlie.    

 

Mark 16:15-16

And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

 

You Will Not Be Embarrassed.

 

When you visit us, it is as a welcomed and honored guest.  While people are urged from the pulpit to accept the gospel or to repent of their sins, no individual or group is ever singled out for public attention.

 

Expect a Friendly Spirit.

 

People who truly love God have a natural attitude of friendliness.  Our guests always receive a warm welcome.  You will appreciate the courtesy and cordiality of these loving Christian men and women.

 

We sincerely hope you will accept our invitation, to attend any of our services,

at your earliest possible convenience.

 

The Church of Christ at Eufaula exists to give honor, glory and praise to God through Benevolence, Evangelism, Edification, Spiritual Growth, Fellowship, Worship and Glorification of God.  We accomplish this through study, prayer and involvement, using only the Bible as our authority and guide.

 

John 4:23

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

 

Steps required by GOD to become a Member

Of

The Church of Christ

 

Accept the wonderful invitation of Christ for the salvation of your soul.  Confess his name before men, repent of your past sins and be buried with Christ in baptism.  At that moment you will have obeyed the LordÔs commandments and God will add you to the Church and write your name in the Book of Life. 

 

The following provides details regarding each required step.

 

   Hear the Word, by attending services of the Church of Christ.

 

Romans 10:17                                                                                                                   

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

 

John 5:24-25                                                                                                          

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.

 

   Truly Believe in God and that Jesus is His Son.

 

Mark 16:15-16                                                                                                              

And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

 

John 3:36                                                                                                 

He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

 

   Sincerely Repent of your past Sins

 

Romans 3:23                                                                 

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;        

 

Acts 17:30                                                                                                                        

And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:       

 

Luke 13:3                                                                                                                 

I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.  

 

   Confess Jesus before men.

 

Luke 12:8

Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:                        

 

1 John 4:15

Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.

 

Matthew 10:32-33                                                                                                           

Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.  But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven

                       

  Be Baptized

 

Colossians 2:12                                                                                                   

Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

 

Acts 2:38                                                                                                    

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

 

   Remain Faithful until death

 

REVELATION 2:10

Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast [some] of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

 

 

If you live in or plan to visit the Lake Eufaula area, Charlie Bailey, the Minister of Eufaula Church of Christ stands ready to assist you in learning the TRUTH, in any way possible.  You are invited to make a complete investigation of the doctrine of Christ or any part thereof and Charlie would be delighted to personally discuss any point or answer any question.

 

 

Suggestions for obtaining assistance

 

If you live outside the Lake Eufaula area, telephone the minister of your local Church of Christ.  The telephone numbers are usually listed in the white pages under Church of Christ or if you require additional assistance e-mail us at

assistance@eufaulachurchofchrist.org

 

For a FREE worldwide listing of the Churches of Church visit http://www.churchzip.com/

 

For a FREE Bible download for your PC visit http://www.e-sword.net/ or http://www.eveningdew.com/     

 

For a FREE Bible On-line Bible Correspondence course visit Truth for the World http://www.tftw.org/

 

 

 

 


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A message to Current Members of the Church of Christ

Who are planning their retirement

 

    Lake Eufaula is a Great Place To Retire.

 

          Our Congregation Needs You. 

 

We are located near highway 69, just 25 miles north of McAlester, Oklahoma, nestled on the shores of Lake Eufaula.  The village of Eufaula is a wonderful place to live, work, and play. You don't have to look very far to find a friendly face and a warm smile. 

Lake Eufaula is a great fishing lake (the largest in Oklahoma) with good hunting in the area. 

Property taxes are quite low and quality housing can be purchased at very reasonable prices. 

We are a stable, conservative, main-line mission church.  Charlie Bailey, our full time Minister, has served the congregation, since 1989. 

We need sound workers to retire in our area to help in the work of the Master.  Come and visit to get acquainted.  Spend a few days vacation and get to know us. 

If you love the Lord and want to remain active in His vineyard when you retire, this is your opportunity. 

For additional information, link to eufaulachamberofcommerce.com

 

For a complete package of information, e-mail J.W. Goddard at lakeinfo@eufaulachurchofchrist.org or drop him a note, in care of the Eufaula Church of Christ, 220 W. Grand, Eufaula, Oklahoma.  Thank you.

 

John 17:17

Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

 

 

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 This web site was written and designed by James W. Goddard, Ph.D., an active member of the Eufaula Church of Christ