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.



Senior Pastor/ Teacher

As Senior Pastor/Teacher of The faith family of West Point Missionary Baptist Church, Dr. Jakes has witnessed numerous spiritual, financial and administrative successes in the last fourteen years.

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The mission and purpose of The faith family of West Point Baptist Church is to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ (St. Matthew 28:19). We meet this challenge through our worship, ministry and outreach.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Dr. L. Bernard Jakes

The Trouble With God’s Idea of Love

ASL Interpreter:
Walter Mathews, CI,CT,IL-Master
Lead Interpreter

Scripture Lesson

Scripture Lesson:
1 Corinthians 13:1-8a

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8a Love never fails.

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Sunday Morning Worship:
8:00 am (1st and 3rd Sundays)
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Bible Study:
Wednesday in the Word
7:00 pm

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Chicago, Il 60653


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