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 December 18
Morning Worship Service
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Propitiation For Sins
Verse for the Week
"Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might." Deuteronomy 6:4-5
Missions Update: December 2016
Stephen and Ginger Jordan
New Tribes Mission
P.O. Box 261
5300 Puerto Princesa City
Thanksgiving Day will mark exactly four months since I, Ginger, fell down the stairs and injured my elbow, so I have many more basic things I am thankful for this year. I am thankful for a family who each joined in to do the work that I was not able to do, from making meals to combing my hair. I am thankful for a husband who helped do the most menial of tasks that I was not able to do, like helping me to get dressed. And now, four months later, I am thankful to be able to do all of these basic things without help and without pain. Things like washing my hair, brushing my teeth with my right hand, opening cans of vegetables, making cookies, and kneading bread are all things I am so much more grateful to be able to do.
Pastor Cosand: December 2016
The Promise of a King
Christmas, 1,000 years before Christ
The background to the story in 2 Chronicles 17 (cf. 2 Sam 7) is very rich. David had become king in Israel, just as God had promised him he would be. There came a time when David began reflecting on the fact that Jerusalem was the center of worship in Israel. David had brought the Ark of the Covenant back to Jerusalem, but something was missing. There was no temple for the ark. The central place of worship continued to be what it had been for 400 years, ever since the people of Israel left Egypt, a tent made of animal skins. We know it as the Tabernacle. It was 45 feet long, 15 feet wide, and 15 feet high.
David made a statement about this fact in 1 Chronicles 17:1 … "I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of the covenant of the LORD is under a tent." What David wanted to do was build a house for the Lord, a temple, a glorious temple where the Ark of the Covenant would be housed. But God did not want David to build Him a house, because David’s rule had been characterized by war and great bloodshed (1 Chr 28:3). Instead God would let David make all the preparations and David’s son, Solomon (whose name means ‘peace’) would build the great temple. What God said to David on this occasion is significant for all humanity.