About Dan

Dan North is our Youth Minister and Ministry Coordinator. Dan and his wife Amy moved to Quincy only a short time ago. He earned his Masters of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with a program emphasis on pastoral ministry.

Those Whom He Loves, February 13, 2107

By Dan North “Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.” Revelation 3:19 Some people simply cannot handle any criticism. They have such an insecure sense of their sense of worth that any perceived threat to it is fought tooth and nail. The tactics employed in counter attack are emotionally [...]

February 13th, 2017|Today At 12th and Maine|

Christ’s Commandment, February 11, 2017

by Dan North “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” John 15:12 So, you have faith in Christ. You believe he is Lord, and you have devoted your life to him as his disciple. Well, here is a commandment from your King: “Love your brothers and sisters with [...]

February 11th, 2017|Today At 12th and Maine|

Resist Temptations to Sin, February 6, 2017

By Dan North “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13 “Temptation” refers to those moments when [...]

February 6th, 2017|Today At 12th and Maine|

Free to Serve in Love, February 4, 2017

By Dan North “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” Galatians 5:13 Those who openly and sincerely confess their reliance on Jesus as their Lord satisfy God’s righteous requirements and are spared God’s wrath. Thus, Christians are saved by [...]

February 4th, 2017|Today At 12th and Maine|

Alert and Sober Minded, January 30, 2017

by Dan North Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8 The devil wants to destroy you, Christian. He’s real and he’s out to get you because you belong to Jesus. You’re a lamb in the flock of the Chief Shepherd, [...]

January 30th, 2017|Today At 12th and Maine|

Be Merciful, As Your Father is Merciful, January 28, 2017

by Dan North “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.” Luke 6:36 Here is a commandment from our Lord, Jesus Christ. Not a polite suggestion, a commandment. In the same way that God is merciful, we ourselves must be merciful. How is God merciful? Consider his mercy to you. He forgave you; you are [...]

January 28th, 2017|Today At 12th and Maine|

God Shows No Partiality, January 22, 2017

“So Peter opened his mouth and said: “‘Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.’” Acts 10:34-35 This verse contains an “Aha!” moment for Peter. He just had a vision by which God demanded that he not call “common” (or in other words [...]

January 22nd, 2017|Today At 12th and Maine|

Do Not Add or Subtract, January 21, 2017

“Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the Lord your God that I give you.” Deuteronomy 4:2 Long ago, God made a covenant with the Israelites: they would be God’s blessed people so long as they obeyed him. But God’s commandments can often be neutered or even made [...]

January 21st, 2017|Today At 12th and Maine|

What Wars against Your Soul, January 16, 2017

by Dan North Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. 1 Peter 2:11 Peter calls Christians “sojourners” and “exiles” because our identity as Christians tends to alienate us from the unbelieving world around us. In 1 Peter 4:4 he notes that unbelievers are [...]

January 16th, 2017|Today At 12th and Maine|

The Lord Said to my Lord, January 9, 2017

By Dan North David himself, in the Holy Spirit, declared, “‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet.”’ Mark 12:36 Countering the patriarchal logic of his day, Jesus pointed to Psalm 110:1 to demonstrate that the Messiah was to be King over everyone, even ancestors like [...]

January 9th, 2017|Today At 12th and Maine|