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The Oilfield Christian Fellowship Bible Ministry is a multi-faceted outreach ministry dedicated to get the Word of God to men and women of the Oil Patch.

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters.

We have partnered with Faith by Hearing, an organization committed to reaching the nations with the Word of God in audio.

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THE LAST WORD SERIES

THE LAST WORD – 1 Samuel

By Mike Chaffin

11 Now when the inhabitants of Jabesh Gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul, 12 all the valiant men arose and traveled all night, and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Beth Shan; and they came to Jabesh and burned them there. 13 Then they took their bones and buried them under the tamarisk tree at Jabesh, and fasted seven days. 1 Samuel 31:11-13

The last words praise the actions of valiant men.  King Saul, Jonathan and his other sons die in battle.  Their enemy nails the bodies to a town’s wall to rot and to mock. Men of Jabesh Gilead rise up and bring the bodies back to their town and give them a proper burial.  This tribute to King Saul was due to their gratefulness to the king.

Soon after Saul is anointed the first king of Israel, the people of Jabesh Gilead call on him to save them from the siege of the Ammonites. These people were threatening to kill and enslave them. This is the first battle King Saul faces, and he is victorious.

Interestingly, the final words of the book of Judges write about the killing of every person in Jabesh Gilead except 400 virgin girls.  In Israel’s anger, the tribal leaders cal all the people to come and attack the Benjamites.  The men of Jabesh Gilead didn’t join the fight to cleanse the land of the evil.  Evidently at this time, no one in Jabesh Gilead cared.  So, to supply wives to the remaining Benjamite men, they wipe out this city.   READ MORE


The next Houston OCF luncheon is Wednesday, November 4th, 2020.  It will held live and in person as well as on zoom.  Dick Polk, NTG retired is the guest speaker.

To RSVP to attend the live meeting click HERE

To register for the zoom live stream click HERE

Looking for a great way to understand what God is saying throughout the Bible?  We have started a weekly posting of the LAST WORD Series.  This week 1 Samuel is posted HERE

To read the entire posted Last Word Series articles click HERE

 

Got a question about Christianity or the Bible?  Send your question in and we will respond.  Use the Contact Us link to send your question.   A question we answer here is WHAT IS CONVERSION

For more information see the Announcement or the Events calendar.

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SPEAKER TALKS AVAILABLE HERE

LEAN NOT ON YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING - PRESENTED FEBRUARY 2020 AT THE WOODLANDS LUNCHEON.  SPEAKER - MIKE CHAFFIN, OPERATIONS MANAGER AT VALENCE OPERATING CO. READ MORE      2.  PAY IT FORWARD - PRESENTED MAY 2020 VIA ZOOM FOR THE HOUSTON/WOODLANDS…

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WOODLANDS CHURCH JOB SUPPORT MINISTRY

Assisting people in career transitions. The mission of Woodlands Church Job Support Ministry is to assist those in career transitions. Our principle focus is to offer career guidance, encouragement and employment opportunities. Our overall purpose is to help others, so they…

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Articles

THE LAST WORD – 1 SAMUEL

By Mike Chaffin 11 Now when the inhabitants of Jabesh Gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul, 12 all the valiant men arose and traveled all night, and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from…

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THE LAST WORD – RUTH

By Mike Chaffin 21 Salmon begot Boaz, and Boaz begot Obed; 22 Obed begot Jesse, and Jesse begot David. Ruth 4:21-22   Oh, no, not another list of people we might think.  However, genealogy is important in the Bible.  Several chapters, scattered…

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THE LAST WORD – JUDGES

By Mike Chaffin In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes. Judges 21:25 Wow. Talk about complete collapse of social norms and morality.  This is Israel after Moses and Joshua’s…

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THE LAST WORD – JOSHUA

By Mike Chaffin 32 The bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel had brought up out of Egypt, they buried at Shechem, in the plot of ground which Jacob had bought from the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem…

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THE LAST WORD – DEUTERONOMY

By Mike Chaffin 10 But since then there has not arisen in Israel a prophet like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, 11 in all the signs and wonders which the Lord sent him to do in the land of…

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THE LAST WORD SERIES

Everyone seems to want to get in the last word.  But, ultimately who gets the last word in each of our lives.  I know it is God.  God gets the last word and we can see that in His Word,…

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Ministry News

The OCF Bible Ministry Still Going Strong After 15 years

Orders for the Oil Patch Bible continue to flow out to sites around the county and around the world.  Particularly Bibles going into Mexico and Venezuela currently.  The Oil Patch Bibles are available in English, Spanish, Chinese and Portuguese.  So,…

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WHAT IS CHRISTIANITY SUPPOSED TO DO TO A PERSON?

As I read my morning devotional, I came to this sentence, “What is Christianity supposed to do to a person?  The writer, John Etheridge, then went on to encourage the reader to sit down and write out their thoughts on…

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Featured Event
Oct
28
Wed
OCF Tulsa Luncheon @ Oneok office
Oct 28 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Meeting the last Wednesday of each month.

Time – 11:30am-12:45pm

Where:  Oneok Cafe Downtown Tulsa

See the Tulsa Chapter page for more information.

 

The August meeting was not held due to Covid.  Hope to see you in September.

Nov
2
Mon
OCF Houston Luncheon @ Houston First Baptist Church
Nov 2 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
The OCF of Houston luncheon is held at Houston’s First Baptist Church on the first Wednesday of each month.
Use the Contact US button on the home page for more information.
RSVP ticket price is $16.00.  Walk-in pricing is $25.00  Event is free if you are not eating.
TO RSVP to attend the meeting click HERE
To REGISTER to attend via ZOOM live stream click HERE
See the chapter page for up to date information here  Houston Chapter

The November speaker is Dick Polk

Nov
4
Wed
OCF South Tulsa Luncheon @ Marley's Pizzeria
Nov 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Meeting Information:
When: 1st Wednesday of the month from 11:45 am – 12:45 pm.
Where: Marley’s Pizzeria, 6104 E. 71st Street, Tulsa, OK 74136 (918) 551-7744
Cost: $7.25 for pizza buffet and side salad.  Menu available for alternate selection.
Contact: Jim Williams, Email: jimb.williams@hotmail.com or mobile: 918-409-6711

 

Nov
5
Thu
OCF Oklahoma City luncheon @ H&H Shooting SPorts
Nov 5 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
OCF-OKC Lunch Meetings:
When: First Thursday of each month, 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
 
Cost: N.C. (Donations welcomed for Bibles & TttR; cash, check or credit card accepted)
RSVP via Eventbrite (www.ocf-okc.eventbrite.com) prior to 6 AM on the Wednesday before Thursday lunch.
For more information contact:
Max Holloway (maxholloway@cox.net), OCF-OKC Chapter Leader.
Randy Patterson, 405-517-0820 (cell/text),randyl.patterson@gmail.com, randypatterson@cox.net; OCF-OKC Director of Communications

Our next OCF-OKC lunch will be in one week on Thursday, October 1 at the H&H Shooting Sports

  OCF-OKC will be providing a free lunch; all we ask is that you RSVP.   Those not RSVPing may not have food available.

Please be sure to share this news with others and use the Eventbrite RSVP (www.ocf-okc.eventbrite.com).

GUEST SPEAKERJesse Leon Rodgers

How: Please RSVP to randyl.patterson@gmail.com or EVENTBRITE so we can get (1) a head count and (2) a meal count for your group.

Why: Why not?  Do you have something better to do than to gather with friends and former colleagues, in an outdoor setting of fresh air and fellowship?

Nov
11
Wed
OCF Tyler Luncheon @ Holly Tree Country Club, Tyler TX
Nov 11 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Meetings:

When: 11:30 to 1 PM / 2nd Wednesday of each month

Where: Hollytree CC
6700 Hollytree Dr, Tyler, TX 75703

COST:  Lunch: $20.00 per person

(Cash or Check, no credit cards)


For more information contact:
 Terry Bates at 903-343-3111 or terry.bates@grenergyservices.com

OCTOBER 14TH MEETING AT HOLLY TREE CLUB

GUEST SPEAKER IS JIM WRIGHT – REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR THE TEXAS RRC

Come join us for Fellowship and Worship!!

The OCF Bible App contains testimonies in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese in audio and print that are part of the Oil Patch Bible. The App also contains links to OCF social media and website. The App also houses an audio Bible that has over 1200 languages available to read or listen.

Sample the testimonies in the Oil Patch Bible at the link below.  If you have a testimony you would like considered to be added to the Oil Patch Bible or published here please send it us via the contact us button, or CLICK HERE.

We are honored and blessed to be able to pray with you over any concern you have. Click the link below to send you prayer request to us. God bless.

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:16

The Oilfeld Christian Fellowship is a 501c3 charitable organization.  As such your donations are tax deductible for any amount above the value of the goods or services received.  This ministry is dedicated to serving God who supplies all our needs.  Thank you for heeding God’s call and making a donation by clicking the link below.  God bless you.

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