Today from 12th and Maine
by Chuck Hetzler
God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. Galatians 4:4-5
God sent His Son into the world not just to forgive our sins and give us eternal life. The Father wanted more than just our release from wrath. God wanted sons and daughters. He wanted us to experience the love, protection and purpose of being part of a very important family — the family of God. You are incredibly important to the Father, who chose you to be His child.
Dear Father, Thank You that You chose me, You love me, and You value me. In Jesus’ name I pray, 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 […]