Karibu (Welcome in Swahili)! O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good! I am excited God has led you to visit our virtual church. As you visit our online church, invite you to learn who we are as disciples of Jesus the Christ, as it is our first priority. We strive to make Jesus’ words applicable to our lives, while showing the face of Jesus to everyone we meet. We do this by fighting for the least cared for, while continuing to unapologetically declare a war on educational disparities, hunger, mass incarceration, homelessness, food deserts, etc. Our faith family strongly believes that 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.

In an effort to meet a variety of worship needs, we offer two worship services. Our 7:45 a.m. Worship and Word (1st and 3rd Sundays only) is our 60 minutes non-traditional worship service. Our 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Glory Worship is a blending of traditional and contemporary worship. In addition, we offer Wednesday night classes through our West Point Christian Academy. Classes are offered throughout the year, and registration is recommended. For more information about classes, please contact our church office at 773-538-7590, Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 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! To engage virtually, you can worship with us via live stream (on this homepage), as well as Facebook live. Our Facebook page is @thefaithfamilyofwestpointbaptistchurch. I love you.



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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Romans 12:3 says, ``For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.``

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Rev. Dr. L. Bernard Jakes

The Story Behind The Tears

Scripture Lesson

Scripture Lesson:
Luke 7:36-40,44-50 (NIV)

36 When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. 37 A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, so she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume. 38 As she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them. 39 When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is—that she is a sinner.”
40 Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to tell you.” “Tell me, teacher,” he said. 44 Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45 You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet. 46 You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet. 47 Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.” 48 Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” 49 The other guests began to say among themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?” 50 Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

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Sunday Morning Worship:
7:45 am (1st and 3rd Sundays)
& 10:00 am

Bible Study:
Wednesday in the Word
7:00 pm

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3566 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
Chicago, Il 60653


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