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 2
Communion Worship Service
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Hebrews 7:1-7, 11-17, 23-25
Christ's Intercession For His Own
Verse for the Week
You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.
Hearts That Burn - meditation on Luke 24
Luke 24 reminds us that the greatest thrill for the Christian is the knowledge of God, that is to say communion with Him, specifically revealed in the Scriptures. When we understand the truth about God and when we taste Him, to use David’s word, and thoughts about God and affections for Him begin to take hold of our hearts and consume us, there is a resulting pleasure of the soul that is unlike any other pleasure we know. The heart of the Christian beats for God and it affects everything else.
The story from Luke 24 is a stirring one that tells us the reaction of two of Jesus' disciples as they understood, for the very first time and in ways they never comprehended before, the Scriptures which described Christ. Their reaction was joy and the thrill of understanding and a feeling of being overwhelmed by the truth. Their description was to say that their hearts 'burned' for the things Jesus taught them.
Luke 24:13 tells us that the event took place "that very day," referring to the day Jesus rose from the dead. It was a spring afternoon. Two people (one named Cleopas) were walking the 7 mile journey from Jerusalem to Emmaus. They had probably been in Jerusalem for the Passover celebration. They were talking with each other about the events of the weekend. While they were walking, a traveler joined them. Luke 24:15 says it was Jesus Himself. But they did not know it was Him.
Joe Teisan: April 2017
SHOULD WE KEEP ON PRAYING FOR THE SAME NEEDS? WHY MUST WE PRAY WITHOUT CEASING? ARE YOU CASTING ALL YOUR CARES UPON GOD?
Only the Bible tells us how to pray so that God will hear and answer. Scripture is God talking to us, and prayer is our talking to God. Prayer is needed for good health. It is an anti-depression safety valve. Are you stressed out with high blood pressure from sin, worry, hatred, anger and fear? “…casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully] (1 Peter 5:7, Amplified Bible). “The earnest [heartfelt, continued] prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its workings]” (James 5:16, Amp.).
“More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of” (Tennyson). “My words fly up, my thoughts remain below, words without thoughts never to heaven go” (Shakespeare). God’s “praise shall continually be on my lips” (Ps. 34:1).