Choctaw Baptist Church

"Where there is no vision, the people perish...."
Proverbs 29:18

Pastor: Joseph Carroll (Idabel, Starting Church)

Thought for the Week:
"We took sweet counsel together and walked unto the house of
God in company."
Psalm 55:14

Several in our church family have been struggling over several
years with chronic health issues.  Some have cancer, some have
auto-immune diseases which keep them in constant pain and
some have not been able to find a diagnosis for the symptoms
they have struggled with on a daily basis.  Many don't have the
physical strength to go to every service at the church...and yet,
when we do, we feel at home...comforted...strengthened.

Going to church doesn't heal our health issues but what it does is
that it brings us together with like faith believers who we know
pray for us daily.  For me, and I know for others in our church
family, that is far more comfort than anything doctors can do.  
My church family encourages and  reminds us that Jesus is the
great physician...and that one day the issues that beset us will be
gone forever.  God's grace IS sufficient...all of the time.

"Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all
be fulfilled.  Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall
not pass away.
Luke 21:32-33


A man was reading his newspaper and said to his wife:  "Michelle,
look.  Here's an article about how women use about twice as
many words per day as men do."

The wife responded: "That's because we have to tell you
everything twice."