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 17
Morning Worship Service
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Genesis 8:20-22 and 9:8-17
Dr. J Robert Cosand
Rainbow of Mercy
Verse for the Week
"If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God." Colossians 3:1-3
Missions Update: January 2016
Rick & Connie Stomps
AWANA Clubs International
12298 North State Road
Otisville, MI 48463
We were recently in Tennessee with over 100 Awana missionaries and Headquarters staff at the Awana North American Mission Conference (NAMC). It is always nice to see co-workers from around the U.S. Our days were very long - meetings from 9 a.m. ‘till 9 p.m.!! Only one day off to sight-see. Afterwards we visited Connie’s mother in Georgia, then headed home before the snow arrived on Saturday, November 21!
The Promise of a King: a Christmas meditation
It was Winston Churchill who said, "Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those others that have been tried." Democracy is a helpful way for people to live together in order and some semblance of equity, but the rule of the majority . . . a sinful majority . . . can never replace the rule of God in a nation or in the world. In our fallen world democracy has proven to be a helpful way rule a nation, but, by far, a better form of government is monarchy if the king is just and pure and compassionate and totally sovereign, so as to enforce his values and laws. If we had a king whose word was absolute law, it would be wonderful if his word was also absolute truth. To have a king who wielded total sovereignty would be a wonderful thing if the king’s heart was completely holy.
Long ago, God promised to send a king. In the life of David there came a day when God spoke to him through Nathan the prophet to make a glorious promise of a king who would be born to a descendant of David. This promise is commonly known as the Davidic Covenant. The covenant appears in 2 Samuel 7 and in 1 Chronicles 17. "I declare to you that the Lord will build you a house. When your days are fulfilled to walk with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, one of your own sons, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for me, and I will establish his throne forever. I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son. I will not take my steadfast love from him, as I took it from him who was before you, 14 but I will confirm him in my house and in my kingdom forever, and his throne shall be established forever." (1 Chron 17:10-14).