Simple Faith, May 8, 2018

by Chuck Hetzler The LORD took him outside and said, "Look up at the sky and count the stars -- if indeed you can count them." Then he said to him, "So shall your offspring be." Abram believed the LORD, and he credited it to him as righteousness.  Genesis 15:5-6 There was nothing God could say [...]

2018-05-07T21:38:07+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|

Tempted Like Us, May 7, 2018

by Chuck Hetzler "We do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are -- yet he did not sin."  Hebrews 4:15 Jesus is more like us than most of us imagine. He lived a truly [...]

2018-05-07T06:47:54+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|

He Will Come, May 4, 2018

by Chuck Hetzler It will be said on that day, "Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the LORD; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation."  Isaiah 25:9 The day of Jesus' return is coming. Waiting can seem [...]

2018-05-03T23:45:03+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|

Sound Doctrine, May 3, 2018

by Chuck Hetzler For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.  2 Timothy 4:3 We always need to return to the "sound doctrine" -- [...]

2018-05-03T00:27:36+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|

This Is Love, May 2, 2018

by Chuck Hetzler In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome.  1 John 5:3 Love is not merely a feeling; love is also an action. We can't just say that we love God, and then reject what He tells us to do. If we only pray [...]

2018-05-02T00:34:21+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|

In His Image, May 1, 2018

by Chuck Hetzler "So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them."  Genesis 1:27 As God's crowning creative achievement, we have the privilege to be like Him. The differences between men and women actually reveal the fullness of God. While the world may [...]

2018-04-30T22:53:43+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|

Pray for Workers, April 30, 2018

by Chuck Hetzler He told them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."  Luke 10:2 Jesus tells us that there are many more people who would believe in the Gospel if they had someone to tell them. These [...]

2018-04-30T06:51:48+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|

The Spirit’s Help, April 28, 2018

by Chuck Hetzler "In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans." Romans 8:26 There are times when we're so tired, hurting, and confused that we can't even pray. We want to ask [...]

2018-04-27T09:53:12+00:00 April 28th, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|

The Lord’s Strength, April 27, 2018

by Chuck Hetzler The LORD said to Gideon, "You have too many men. I cannot deliver Midian into their hands, or Israel would boast against me, 'My own strength has saved me.'" Judges 7:2 Sometimes the Lord takes us through trying situations so that we know He alone is our source of strength. If we [...]

2018-04-26T14:32:48+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|

By Grace through Faith, April 26, 2018

by Chuck Hetzler "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith -- and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--not by works, so that no one can boast." Ephesians 2:8-9 Our good works cannot earn us forgiveness of sins or eternal salvation. Salvation is by grace, which means [...]

2018-04-25T13:58:10+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|