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 August 26
Morning Worship Service
August 26, 2018
Rejoice in the Lord
Verse for the Week
…“You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Missions Update: September 2018
Shan Reed – North American Baptist Conference
Ibukino 3, Chome 14-9-903
Izumi Shi, Osaka Fu 594-0041 Japan
Greetings from Japan! As we are experiencing record-breaking heat this summer in Japan, we are excited about how the Holy Spirit is setting hearts on fire as people experience Him for the first time, as believers are inspired to know Him better, and as His children desire to share His love with others.
On July 17, Komyo Christian Church hosted a ladies seminar. We were stretched as we talked about renewing our minds and encouraged as we were reminded of the Holy Spirit’s power to renew and empower us.
Following the seminar, we plunged into final preparations for the arrival of the Gateway Team. On July 27, we welcomed an excited and travel-weary team to hot, humid Osaka. The team spent two nights with host families connected with our church. They experienced Japanese home cooking and fellowship. Not all of the family members involved in the homestay are Christians so this gave the team an opportunity to shine the light of Jesus in tangible ways.
Pastor Cosand: September 2018
"I WILL NOT OFFER TO THE LORD THAT WHICH COSTS ME NOTHING"
a call to systematic Bible reading
Each September the people of our fellowship are encouraged to begin, again, reading through the Bible in one year. Bible reading schedules are available in our foyer. We start in Genesis every September and end in Revelation every August. To read with any regularity takes no small amount of discipline, but the benefits to soul and life far outweigh the sacrifice. The Christian life, if it is anything, is a life of discipline. The call of the gospel of Jesus Christ has radical, far-reaching implications. We know the verses that tell us that Christ demands our all, but we often do not take them to heart. “If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it” (Lk 9:23,24). “If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple. Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple” (Lk 14:26,27). “And if your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; it is better for you to enter life crippled or lame, than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into the eternal fire. And if your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out, and throw it from you. It is better for you to enter life with one eye, than having two eyes, to be cast into the fiery hell” (Mt 18:8,9).
We sing "Take my life and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee." We know that Jesus requires of us commitment, but all too often the idea is just a word and we don’t stop to think about the day-to-day implications of our allegiance to Christ and the totality of what He calls us to do, in our living, if we want to follow Him.