Leland Missionary Baptist Church


And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind...

Romans 12:2

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Latest Sermon, October 27, 2013 - Rev. Anthony K. Hoston

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My wife, Marlene, and I have been married for over 35 years. When we were first dating, we had a conversation I have never forgotten. She told me that at 6 months old she had been adopted. When I asked her if she ever wondered about who her real parents were, she responded, “My mom and dad could have selected any of a number of other babies that day, but they chose me. They adopted me. They are my real parents.”

That strong sense of identification and gratitude she has for her adoptive parents should also mark our relationship with God. As followers of Christ, we have been born from above through faith in Him and have been adopted into the family of God. Paul wrote, “He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will” (Eph. 1:4-5).

Notice the nature of this transaction. We have been chosen by God and adopted as His sons and daughters. Through adoption, we have a radically new relationship with God. He is our beloved Father!

May this relationship stir our hearts to worship Him—our Father—with gratitude.

Loving Father, thank You for making me

Your child and giving me a place in

Your family. With a grateful heart, I

thank You for making me Yours.

God loves each of us as if there were only one of us. —Augustine

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The Leland Missionary Baptist Church of Detroit, Michigan is seeking a full-time pastor called by God to serve as the spiritual leader of the congregation. All interested and qualified persons, please click the link below for more information.


Attention All Members: The Eugene & Evelyn Rhodes Scholarship Fund will be presenting "Two Score, Ten, & One - Is There STILL A Balm In Gilead???" A Black History Performance and Scholarship Benefit. Please click the link below for more information.

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