As I settle in into Wichita Falls, I have been settling into work and exploring the landscape around the area. One thing that I have been searching for in earnest is a good church for my family. There are plenty of churches that no doubt are full of Bible believers and preach the gospel. It is my hope though that I can attend a church that holds to the Reformed faith. I firmly believe in the doctrine of total depravity and that men are unable to respond to the Gospel call as they are all dead in their trespasses. Ephesians 2:1-5 clearly states that we were dead in sins and must be made alive in Christ by God’s Grace:
And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved.
Good reformed churches are few and far between in this part of the state. I have attended churches in Lawton, Oklahoma, Gainesville, Texas and Weatherford, Texas. The church in Weatherford is over 90 miles away, but we feel that the preaching is sound and the music prepares our hearts for worship. We are hopeful that God will keep providing us with the means to attend church there and that a good reformed church will come to Wichita Falls in the near future.