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 November 13
Morning Worship Service
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Partners With The Mistreated
Verse for the Week
"But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children's children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments. The Lord has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all." Psalm 103:17-19
Pastor Cosand: November 2016
REMEMBER THE PRISONERS
praying as though we are in prison with the mistreated
For many people the month of November introduces the best time of the year … Thanksgiving Day, leading to the Christmas season. During this time we annually give thanks to our God for His many blessings to us. He has poured out His favor in material blessings in a rare display of grace. Our standard of living is only seen in a few other countries on the earth. In the neighborhood grocery store, we can choose between 40 different kinds of cereal and a dozen different brands of ice cream and whatever kind of meat we desire at the moment.
More important than the material blessings are the spiritual graces God has given to us in this country. We have Bibles in multiple versions and some of the best Bible teachers in the world on the radio every day. We have local Bible book stores to sell us books that will help us understand the Bible on a deep level. On the one hand, we should praise God for His blessings, which He has generously poured out on us. But on the other hand, we must not let our ease harden us toward the needs of our brothers and sisters in other lands. November is the month in which we especially remember the Christian community which is being persecuted, every day, in places that are hostile to Christ.
Joe Teisan: November 2016
HOW IS GOD’S PROVIDENTIAL WISDOM MICRO-MANAGING MY LIFE?
Some people say that God has no plan at all. Others believe that God has a very general plan for their lives. There is a third group of Christians who believe that God has an exact plan and that His plan extends to the smallest detail in the life of a Christian. Am I the master of my own life or am I fitting myself into God’s great Master Plan for His eternal glory and for my eternal happiness? What do you believe? What does God’s Holy Word say?
Before looking at Scripture, consider these questions: Do you make plans? Are they in detail? Do parents have exact plans for the training of their children? Does it take detailed planning to run a home, drive a car, go to school or work at your job? Does God plan any less than we do? Is it possible for God to plan and control all the great events in general, if He does not plan the smallest events in particular? Does the Bible give evidence that God has an exact point by point plan for each of His children? Did God know my name and write it in the Lamb’s book of life “from the foundation of the world” (Rev. 17:8)?