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 January 21
Morning Worship Service
Sunday, January 21, 2018
2 Timothy 3:14-17
Pastor Jason Coplen from Crosspointe Christian Church
The Value of Bible Study
Verse for the Week
To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by doing so you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
The Purpose for Music in Worship
truth for the head . . . fire for the heart
Music and songs have long been an important part of worship among God's people. When God brought the Israelites safely across the Red Sea, Moses wrote a song, recorded in Exodus 15. Standing safely on the banks of the watery grave which contained the strongest of Egypt's warriors, the people of Israel no doubt sang this song with passion and joy and awe.
“Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to the LORD, and spoke, saying:
I will sing to the LORD,
For He has triumphed gloriously!
The horse and its rider he has thrown into the sea!
The LORD is my strength and song,
And He has become my salvation;
This is my God, and I will praise Him;
My father's God, and I will extol Him.”
There was music and great joy when David returned the ark of the covenant to Jerusalem in 1 Chronicles 16. With delight and gratitude the people sang:
Joe Teisan: February 2018
WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF BAPTISM IN THE LIGHT OF THE NEW TESTAMENT?
AN INVITATION TO BELIEVERS WHO HAVE NEVER
OBEYED OUR LORD’S COMMAND
Definition: Baptism as seen in the New Testament is the immersion in water of a believer who has made a voluntary and public confession of faith in Jesus Christ. It is administered upon the authority of a New Testament church to show a picture of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ (Mark 1:9-10, Acts 8:38-39, 2:41, Rom. 6:3-5).
Baptism shows our death to sin, our resurrection to new life in Christ and it points forward to our bodily resurrection (Col. 2:12, 1 Cor. 15:1-4). Believer’s baptism, which was commanded by Christ in the Great Commission, is necessary for membership in a local church (Matt. 28:18-20, Acts 2:41, 47). If you were sprinkled as an infant, you have never been scripturally baptized. Baptism does not save or even help save you, but is only for those who are already saved, those who have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ (Rom. 10:9-12).