Today from 12th and Maine
by Chuck Hetzler
Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?” John 14:9
You would think that the disciples would never doubt Jesus. After all they had seen Him do — walk on water, calm storms, heal people, multiply food, and on and on — wouldn’t their confidence in Jesus be unwavering? Unfortunately they still struggled to believe His unexpected announcements. God is looking for faith even in the face of impossibilities. Believe Him always; He can never fail.
Dear Lord, Let my faith in You stay strong and true. Amen.
Fire and Flame Weekly Blog
by Chuck Hetzler
By the leading of God’s Spirit, we are beginning a great ministry that will deepen and expand the person-to-person caregiving capacity of our congregation: Stephen Ministry!
Stephen Ministry is a way for our congregation to train and mobilize members to provide Christ-centered care and support to people experiencing many different kinds of life difficulties, including grief, divorce, cancer, unemployment, a spiritual crisis, infertility, and other challenges.
Here are some steps that you can take as we begin this journey together:
- Give thanks to God for the life-transforming ministry ahead of us.
- Watch a couple of three-minute video at ww.stephenministries.org/stories to learn more about the difference this caring ministry makes in people’s lives.
- Give thanks to God for those whom the Spirit has moved to become our first Stephen Leaders: Clairice Hetzler and Mike Hulsen. Pray for them as they begin this new program.
- Pray for the Spirit to raise […]