Greatly to Be Praised, February 6, 2018

by Chuck Hetzler "Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised."  Psalm 96:4 Our worship should correspond to God's greatness. He is abundant and eternal in His greatness, so our praise of Him should be excessive and never-ending. Constantly thank God for His greatness. Worship Him will all that you have. He is worthy [...]

2018-02-05T21:16:54+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|

The Lord Almighty, February 5, 2018

by Chuck Hetzler "The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress."  Psalm 46:11 We have already won the victory because God is on our side. The One who created all things, who rules over everything, and who will reign forever and ever is in our corner. It does not matter [...]

2018-02-04T15:16:05+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|

To See Jesus, February 3, 2018

“He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd.”  Luke‬ ‭19:3‬ ‭ Zacchaeus was short and could not see Jesus because of the great crowd that had gathered to witness the Messiah. But Zacchaeus did not let that hindrance keep him from seeing the miracle-working teacher. [...]

2018-02-03T04:50:07+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|

Jesus’ Ministry, February 2, 2018

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Luke‬ ‭4:18-19‬ ‭ Jesus quoted [...]

2018-02-02T05:38:18+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|

Taste and See, January 31, 2018

“Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.”‭‭  Psalm‬ ‭34:8‬ ‭ Our experience of God isn’t meant to be theoretical. We should have tangible encounters that come to us directly from the Lord. God is so real to us, it’s as if we have tasted with [...]

2018-01-30T22:33:25+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|

Christian Household, January 30, 2018

by Chuck Hetzler "Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged."  Colossians 3:21 God is not merely concerned with the "spiritual" part of our life. Our relationship with Him should translate itself into practical outworking every day. One of those areas that should be affected by our faith is our home. The Lord [...]

2018-01-30T10:43:05+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|

Every Opportunity, January 29, 2018

by Chuck Hetzler "Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity."  Colossians 4:5 Every time we interact with someone who is not a Christian, we have the opportunity to represent Jesus to him/her. Don't be hypocritical or fake, but be prepared to love them as God does and [...]

2018-01-29T06:33:53+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|

Accept One Another, January 27, 2018

by Chuck Hetzler "Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God."  Romans 15:7 As Christians we must accept one another despite differences of personality, background or preferences. Jesus accepted us while we were still sinful and He continues to embrace us despite our flaws. As we accept [...]

2018-01-26T14:53:33+00:00 January 27th, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|

The Best is Yet to Come, January 26, 2018

by Chuck Hetzler "Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours."  Isaiah 61:7 When things aren't going your way, you can wonder if God is against [...]

2018-01-25T10:46:54+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|

His Great Love, January 25, 2018

by Chuck Hetzler “For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him.”  Psalm 103:11  Do you ever wander under the open sky and think about how astounding God’s creation is? The universe is amazing beyond our understanding. God made it that way partly to [...]

2018-01-24T11:44:42+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|