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 15
Morning Worship Service
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Dr. J. Robert Cosand
In Adam's Fall We Sinned All
Verse for the Week
"Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men." Philippians 2:5-7
Missions Update: November 2015
North American Baptist Conference
Ibukino 3 Chrome 14-9-903
Izumi Shi, Osaka Fu
Dear Family and Friends,
“It sure is hot, isn’t it?” “Yes, it is!” This is the typical greeting as I get into the elevator or meet people on the street or at the supermarket. We somehow seem surprised every summer when the heat settles in. The same thing happens to us as we read God’s Word or hear sermons; we seem surprised by God’s grace and love that He pours out on us daily. Oh, may we never stop being surprised by grace!
We are thankful for the faithful members and regular attendees at Komyo Christian Church. God continues to draw people to Himself and His church. A young lady who just started university has been attending our church recently and wants to become a member! She will be studying in Nova Scotia for the fall semester. Her desire to serve Jesus in any way possible is a beautiful testimony.
Pastor Cosand: Crucified With Christ
Meditation on Galatians 2:20
Maybe the most familiar verse in the book of Galatians is Galatians 2:20. The statements in this verse, and in verse 19 which precedes it, are descriptive, in glorious terms, of the life and soul of every Christian. "For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." It sounds a little confusing. "Through the law I died to the law . . . I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me." We have to die in order to live. That is the great paradox of Christianity. And Jesus talked like this too. “If you try to save your life you will lose it; if you lose your life for My sake, you will find it" (Mt 10:39).