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 10
Morning Worship Service
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Jesus: The Way, The Truth, The Life
Verse for the Week
"And he who was seated on the throne said, 'Behold, I am making all things new.' Also he said, 'Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.' And he said to me, 'It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.'" Revelation 21:5-6a
Missions Update: August 2014
Stephen & Ginger Jordan
New Tribes Mission
P.O. Box 261
5300 Puerto Princesa City
Last Wednesday morning the winds were blowing and the rain was pounding as Typhoon Glenda made its presence known here in Manila. We had just arrived hours before to Manila to await the arrival of Ginger’s brother, David, and his family. Trees were falling, the power went out and we lost internet connection. And on top of that, flights were being cancelled. Thankfully the storm passed and a few hours later David and his family safely arrived.
Running with Perseverance
Meditation on Hebrews 12:1,2
In memory of David Mark Workman (1952-2014), the following is a meditation on Dave's favorite Bible passage. It describes the manner in which Dave endured the increasing limitations and pain he experienced in the last few years of his life.
The book of Hebrews is unlike most of the books of the New Testament in that is was specifically written to second generation Christians. The church was settling into a routine of rituals and was in danger of drifting away from the great truths and wonderful passions of that first generation we met in the book of Acts. Hebrews was written to the next generation, a generation of believers which had begun to experience the weight of complacency. We have in Hebrews verses like, "We must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it" (Heb 2:1). "Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God" (Heb 3:12). "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering . . . and let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some . . . " (Heb 10:23-25). The church was coasting, drifting. The writer says in Hebrews 5:12, "For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God."