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 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.
Rev. Dr. L. Bernard Jakes
A Simple Prayer While You’re In Trouble
Matthew 14:22-33 (NRSV)
22 Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24 but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them. 25 And early in the morning he came walking towards them on the lake. 26 But when the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified, saying,= ‘It is a ghost!’ And they cried out in fear. 27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, ‘Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.’ 28 Peter answered him, ‘Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.’ 29 He said, ‘Come.’ So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came towards Jesus. 30 But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’ 31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, ‘You of little faith, why did you doubt?’ 32 When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33 And those in the boat worshipped him, saying, ‘Truly you are the Son of God.’