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 6
Communion Worship Service
Sunday, August 6, 2017
The Fruit of Faith - Abraham and Sarah
Verse for the Week
Romans 14:7-8 
For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord, So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. [For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.]
Missions Update: July 2017
Dave & Susan Michels
913 High Street
Marquette, MI 49855
We had another busy year ministering to the college students of Michigan's UP. We are active at Michigan Tech, Northern Michigan and Finlandia Universities. Our focus is to create a Caring Community Passionate about Connecting People to Jesus Christ. We develop students into student leaders who help lead each ministry.
Pastor Cosand: July 2017
CIVIL OBEDIENCE (and disobedience)
meditation on Romans 13:1
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities.
For there is no authority except from God,
and those that exist have been instituted by God.
In many passages of the New Testament, Christians are called on to be advertisements, if you will, for Christ. In a manner of speaking, we are to be walking, talking, living advertisements for Christianity, inviting others, by the way we live, to be Christians. In Titus 2:10, Paul says that we adorn the doctrine of God by our good works. We make it look good, attractive, inviting. In Romans 13, Paul draws out, in very practical terms, some of the implications of Christianity. In the first seven verses of Romans 13, Paul writes about the obligation Christians have to be subservient to and obedient to their government. The principle would apply to all legitimate authorities … parents, husbands, policemen, teachers, judges, church leaders … but the specific focus of these verses is on government.
Christians in the first century might have reasoned that the Roman government was idolatrous through and through and therefore a Christian is under no obligation to obey its laws. Christians in 21st century America might reason in the same manner. Our country is covered with a great, and increasing, spiritual darkness, from Washington D.C. to Minot, North Dakota, and therefore some might say that we are at liberty to dismiss the laws of such a spiritually bankrupt system.