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 October 15
Morning Worship Service
Sunday, October 15, 2017
The Great Race
Verse for the Week
1 Corinthians 1:18
For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
Missions Update: October 2017
Vicente & Fanny Vieira
P.O. Box 17-08-8225
Quito, Ecuador South America
In times of crisis, our faith must be stronger than ever, trusting with certainty that the Highest Lord is with us. His Majestic splendor helps the body of Christ. "The eternal God is our Refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms", Deut. 33:27. Praise our Father, Shepherd and loving Sovereign, interceding fervently for us.
We are writing for mutual comfort in these times, and perseverance doing His work. Certainly, Christ´s life is the light that shines through the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. Hallelujah!
The Sun of Righteousness
Meditations on the glory of Christ
The New Testament has a lot to say about the glory of Jesus Christ and we freely talk about the glory of Christ. But when the Bible uses the word ‘glory’, what is being made reference to? Just what is the ‘glory’ of Christ? When we speak of glory, we speak of honor, splendor, worthiness, reputation, position, wealth. It may be helpful to consider human glory to give us some idea, though inadequate, of divine glory.
Joseph spoke of his position and wealth in Egypt and said to his brothers, ". . . tell my father of my glory" (Gen 45:13). God promised to Solomon, ". . . riches and glory so that there will not be any like you all the days of your life" (1 Kgs 3:13). When Job lost his children, wealth, and health, he lamented, “He [God] has stripped me of my glory" (Job 19:9).
In our world, a display of glory would be the president presenting someone with the congressional medal of honor or someone receiving a gold medal after winning the mile run against the best runners in the world, while a band plays his national anthem. With respect to Christ, His glory is His intrinsic worth and majestic splendor . . . His power, His authority, His sinless perfection, His unchangeable nature, His love, His sovereign rule over all creation.