Ministering to Detroit’s Eastside Since 1864
The beginnings of our church trail back to 1862 when Karl and Emilie Bock migrated from Germany to Detroit. The Bocks, who were zealous witness for their Lord, established fellowship with other German immigrants who were Baptist. On June 23, 1864, the group of nine believers was formally organized as a church. The early members met in homes until 1870 when a chapel was built at St. Aubin and Mullett. The church was known as the First Regular German Baptist Church of Detroit. Significant activities during the early years included tract distribution as a regular Sunday afternoon pastime, missionary work of students on the west side during summer vacation and the formation of a Women's Missionary Society.
Bulletin: Week of April 12
Morning Worship Service
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Dr. J. Robert Cosand
Accountable To God
Verse for the Week
"For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." Matthew 6:14-15
Missions Update: March 2015
Greetings from Japan! I want to begin by thanking you for your prayers and support for the ministry in Japan. We are blessed and encouraged by your faithfulness. Thank you for demonstrating your love for God in this way.
Christmas Celebrations: We had wonderful advent and Christmas celebrations at Komyo Christian Church. Several of our English conversation students joined in the activities. One student even brought his granddaughters! We enjoyed making cards with several ladies, a movie night and children’s event, another Live Gospel Cafê, and a lovely Christmas Eve Candle Service. Celebrating Christmas continues to open many doors to sharing the story of Jesus’ birth and the importance of His life.
Stilling the Storm and Evangelism: Jesus' wondrous works and ours
Our life is derived life. We don't have it in ourselves. We are given it. The source of all life and power is God. And when we come to grips with that fact, as we face sicknesses and surgeries and even death, to know that we belong to the Almighty God is no small comfort. Indeed, it is the deepest source of joy and hope and strength, even as our strength is small. The stories of what Jesus did are filled with wonder and glory and they are encouraging to us in our many trials.
The account of Jesus stilling the storm on the Sea of Galilee is one of the more spectacular miracles Jesus did and it is found in Matthew, Mark, and Luke. In Mark 4:1,2 we see that Jesus had been teaching the masses from a boat on the sea, so the scene has been set on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. After the time of instruction, Jesus and the disciples made the journey from Capernaum, on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee to Gadera on the southeast shore of Galilee. The trip would be about 10 miles or so by boat. Mark 4:35 tells us that the disciples made the trip at night.