Christ in Conversation, September 12, 2017

by Chuck Hetzler "Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone."  Colossians 4:6 Conversations are opportunities for us to lift up the name of Jesus in a group setting or to an individual who does not yet trust Him. Our words can be [...]

September 12th, 2017|Today At 12th and Maine|

The Lord Our Rock, September 11, 2017

by Chuck Hetzler "David sang to the LORD the words of this song when the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul: 'The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer.'"  2 Samuel 22:2 We can only count on one thing in life, and that [...]

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

Reaching Out in Mercy, September 9, 2017

by Chuck Hetzler "Be merciful to those who doubt; save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear-- hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh."  Jude 1:22-23 It is difficult to know how to help people come closer to Christ, especially when they aren't sure if they want to [...]

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

Remain in Me, September 8, 2017

by Chuck Hetzler "Remain in me, as I also remain in you."  John 15:4 What is our focus as Jesus' followers? What does He want us to do? How do we know if we're living our lives pleasing to Him? Our focus needs to be on Jesus Himself. Our personal relationship with Jesus is the [...]

September 8th, 2017|Today At 12th and Maine|

A Target for Our Church, September 7, 2017

by Chuck Hetzler "So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers."  Acts 16:5 This little summary verse from the book of Acts gives us an aim to shoot for and pray for with our church. We want to keep growing in faith, so that we are more certain of who [...]

September 7th, 2017|Today At 12th and Maine|

Wisdom to be Patient, September 6, 2017

by Chuck Hetzler "A person's wisdom yields patience; it is to one's glory to overlook an offense."  Proverbs 19:11 Patience is a highly valued commodity in God's kingdom. The high and mighty of our world may not be known for their patience, but to God, patience is a glorious achievement. Patience stems from wisdom. When [...]

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

Choosing to Serve, September 5, 2017

by Chuck Hetzler "Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."  Matthew 11:29-30 A yoke is a symbol of labor. It was put on two animals, like oxen, to [...]

September 5th, 2017|Today At 12th and Maine|

Slaves to Righteousness, September 2, 2017

by Chuck Hetzler "You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness."  Romans 6:18 When we trusted Jesus, God changed our lives. The Holy Spirit came into us and gave us His life. We have a new nature that now loves the things that God loves. Now we want to please [...]

September 2nd, 2017|Today At 12th and Maine|

Can’t Hold Back, September 1, 2017

by Chuck Hetzler "As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard."  Acts 4:20 Once the disciples were fully convinced that Jesus was the Messiah, they could not keep the message to themselves. They were in awe of the fact that God's Son had come to them and was the [...]

September 1st, 2017|Today At 12th and Maine|

The Bond of Peace, August 31, 2017

by Chuck Hetzler "Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace."  Ephesians 4:3 As the people of God, the Church represents God to the world. Our unified stance on the foundation of Jesus Christ is essential for our witness to be compelling to the world. If we can't [...]

August 31st, 2017|Today At 12th and Maine|