Thankful for Faith, November 22, 2017

by Chuck Hetzler "We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing."  2 Thessalonians 1:3 What will you give thanks for this Thanksgiving? When we thank God for our blessings, we [...]

2017-11-21T14:37:05+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Today At 12th and Maine|

Give Thanks, November 21, 2017

by Chuck Hetzler "Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever."  1 Chronicles 16:34 This refrain runs throughout the Old Testament, appearing over a dozen times as God's people celebrated His goodness and His loyal love. It tells us a statement of truth. God is good and loving. But it [...]

2017-11-20T16:04:55+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Today At 12th and Maine|

By Faith and Not By Sight, November 17, 2017

by Chuck Hetzler "For we live by faith, not by sight."  2 Corinthians 5:7 What gives us perseverance in the midst of tiredness? What gives us joy despite unfavorable circumstances? What gives us love when we're mistreated? We have faith that we are living for a greater purpose than can be found in this world. [...]

2017-11-15T16:15:31+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Today At 12th and Maine|

No Fear in Love, November 16, 2017

by Chuck Hetzler "There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love."  1 John. 4:18 If you feel any sense of fear of condemnation from God, then you have not fully grasped the love of [...]

2017-11-15T15:56:13+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Today At 12th and Maine|

To All Nations, November 15, 2017

by Chuck Hetzler "And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come."  Matthew 24:14 The whole world must hear that God sent His Son into the world to save all who believe in Jesus. The Father will not allow [...]

2017-11-14T16:34:20+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Today At 12th and Maine|

You Are God’s Comfort, November 14, 2017

by Chuck Hetzler "But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus."  2 Corinthians 7:6 The Apostle Paul often dealt with discouragement and sorrow. He needed God's comfort on many occasions. Sometimes God Himself would directly console Paul, but other times God would comfort His servant by sending a companion to [...]

2017-11-13T13:21:52+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Today At 12th and Maine|

The Counsel of the Lord, November 13, 2017

by Chuck Hetzler "But Jehoshaphat also said to the king of Israel, 'First seek the counsel of the LORD.'"  2 Chronicles 18:4 Jehoshaphat, king of Judah (873-848 BC), was a strong spiritual and military leader of God's people. Jehoshaphat was not perfect; he made mistakes. But at least he consistently sought the Lord's leadership in [...]

2017-11-12T08:38:42+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Today At 12th and Maine|

Lack No Good Thing, November 11, 2017

by Chuck Hetzler "The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing."  Psalm 34:10  A thorn in the side of the Gospel, has been the intrusion of the "Health, Wealth and Prosperity Gospel," which promises material luxury to those who follow God. For anyone who knows the [...]

2017-11-10T15:51:57+00:00 November 11th, 2017|Today At 12th and Maine|