Today from 12th and Maine
by Chuck Hetzler
“He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4
We gain more than only forgiveness of sins when we believe in Jesus. God also empowers us to live a life of purpose. God has charged us to live a holy life and the task of furthering the gospel message, and He has given us the ability to do it. That ability is His Spirit which He put inside of us. We have His resources to overcome our fears and the counterattacks of the devil. Move forward with confidence!
Dear Lord, Thank You for giving me Your Spirit’s power so that I can live for You. 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 […]