Karibu (Welcome in Swahili)! O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good! I am excited God has blessed us to enter into 2016. This entrance is God’s sign that God still has work for us to do, as well as God’s continuing to exhibit grace and mercy in our lives. In response to God’s loving kindness and tender mercies, we offer God our sincere worship and uninhibited praise. I invite you to share in our life-changing engagement as practicing Christians, which is on the front of this bulletin. Being a disciple of Jesus Christ is our first priority. In this, we strive to make Jesus’ words applicable to our lives, while showing the face of Jesus to everyone we meet. We also do this by continuing to fight for the least cared for, while continuing to unapologetically declare a war on educational disparities, hunger, mass incarceration, homelessness, food deserts, etc. The local church must lead the charge in helping change the lives of all people, and you are welcomed to join us in this fight.
If you are a first time or repeat visitor, I want to take this written moment to greet you. As family we have not met before, or have met in times past, we invite you to join us on this spiritual journey of connectivity. In an effort to meet a variety of worship needs, we offer two worship services. Our 8:00 a.m. Worship and Word (1st and 3rd Sundays only) is a non-traditional worship service. Our 10:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Glory Worship is a blending of traditional and contemporary worship. In addition, we invite you to join us every Wednesday at 7 p.m. for Wednesday in the Word with yours truly. Lastly, if you are without a place to call home, we would love to be your church family of faith, and I would LOVE to serve as your Pastor! Shalom.
The Mother’s Ministry of West Point Baptist Church proudly presents the 2nd Annual Gospel Jazz Concert, featuring Jason Richardson & Trinity Band, Saturday, July 23, 2016, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. The concert will be held at West Point Baptist Church in the Worship Center at 3566 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL. The doors open at 4:00pm and the ticket donation is $20. All communities are encouraged to come out and celebrate with us as we enjoy the spiritual inspiration that music brings. We hope to see you there!
Jason Richardson & Trinity Band are back for the 2nd Annual Gospel Jazz Concert. Last year’s performance in 2015 for the Mother’s Ministry was a huge success. Enjoyed by all, the bands commanding stage presence made for an excellent and uplifting evening. Additionally accompanied by two female vocalists, the performance from the band is expected to be as memorable and joyful as it was last year.
Tickets can be purchased by clicking below (with service fee) or by contacting the Church office (no service fee) Monday-Thursday between 1:00-4:00 P.M. or call 773-551-7531 for more information.
When Love Becomes An Option
Dr. L. Bernard Jakes
1 John 3:11-16 (NIV)
11 For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another. 12 Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own actions were evil and his brother’s were righteous. 13 Do not be surprised, my brothers and sisters, if the world hates you. 14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love each other. Anyone who does not love remains in death. 15 Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him. 16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.
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