About The Broken Bow Church of Christ
The Broken Bow Church of Christ, located near Beavers Bend, Oklahoma, continues to minister to the community and the world. Our mission is to be a Christ-focused family committed to living for God, loving each other, and leading our community and the world to Jesus. We believe that the Bible is the inspired, authoritative, Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16-17). We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that the forgiveness of sins, salvation and eternal life can be found in none other (John 3:16; John 14:6). Our ministries address families, youth, people in need, community service, personal spiritual growth and development, and missions that are local and world-wide.
What Does It Mean To Be A Christian?
“He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to repent.” 2 Peter 3:9
We are focused, led, and committed people who want to follow God and do His will. God calls us to obey and follow Him through His will and word (Deuteronomy 7:4-11; Luke 14:25-33). Jesus also tells us that as disciples we must love each other (John 13:33-34). God is a God who loves people and desires that all people be saved (Ezekiel 18:23, 32; 1 Timothy 2:3-4). Since the Spirit is leading us, we are willing to go wherever God calls. Whether it is Africa, South America, China, the inner cities, or in our neighborhoods, we are a people who want to lead our world and community to Jesus.
Because of these convictions we are committed to preaching the Word of God and living for Christ wherever we go. All people have sinned and need Jesus (Romans 3:23-24; Ephesians 2:11-15). God is a God of grace and mercy and brings forgiveness, through the death of Jesus Christ, to those who turn to Him and obey Him (Titus3:1-5; Hebrews 5:8-10).
This grace and salvation come when people choose to obey God by believing in His son, repenting, confessing their sins, and being baptized into Jesus (Acts 2:36-38). It is a choice that all people must make because God has given us the chance to choose or reject Jesus (John 1:10-13; 20: 30-31).
People are saved by God’s grace, which comes with a price, the death of Christ and our death to Christ (Matthew 10:39; Luke 9:23-27; Romans 6:1-12;12:1-2; Ephesians 2:6-10).
We believe that true healing can only come in Christ (John 8:31-34).
When people make the choice to change their lives and put on Christ in baptism they are added to His church (Galatians3:25-29; Acts 2:47). The Spirit is within them and they are children of God, led by the Spirit (Acts 2:38-39; Romans 8:5-17).
As children we have a responsibility to live in the image of our Father and to reflect His nature and character to the world. The Spirit helps transform our lives so that we may become like the Father (Matthew 5:43-48;Colossians 3:1-17).
The Broken Bow church of Christ seeks to live in the image of God by worshiping together, teaching those around us about God’s mercy and love through Jesus, living by the Spirit showing love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control; and honoring God’s character in the world.
When you hear the message of the Gospel of Jesus and decide to believe in Him (John 3:16) you confess devotion to Him (Matthew 10:32), decide to repent of your life of sin, and are baptized by being immersed in water (Acts 2:38; 1 Peter 3:21) for the forgiveness of your sins, you become a new creation in Christ(Galatians 3:25-29). You are born again of water and spirit (John 3:1-6) and begin the great road to growth in the Kingdom of God (Romans 6:1-7; 2 Corinthians 7:8-13). Your whole life changes!