Integrity, April 16, 2018

by Chuck Hetzler 'Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out. '  Proverbs 10:9  Doing what is right will always pay off in the end. But if we try to cut corners, we put ourselves in a dangerous position and we'll eventually be discovered. When we do mess [...]

2018-04-12T10:44:12+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|

Testing Our Hearts, April 14, 2018

by Chuck Hetzler "The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tests the heart."  Proverbs 17:3 When you go through challenging times, remember that God is measuring your response. The way you handle a difficult situation is an opportunity to prove the genuineness of your faith. Instead of complaining or giving up, ask [...]

2018-04-13T16:40:43+00:00 April 14th, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|

The Supreme Head, April 13, 2018

by Chuck Hetzler "And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy."  Colossians 1:18 People in our society are afraid of authority. We don't want to submit to another person. We all want to [...]

2018-04-12T10:49:49+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|

Peace from God, April 12, 2018

by Chuck Hetzler "In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety."  Psalm 4:8  Most of us struggle with anxiety because we worry about the future. We may worry if we'll have enough money to pay the bills or if our children will turn out well or [...]

2018-04-11T11:20:14+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|

Drawn to Jesus, April 11, 2018

by Chuck Hetzler "When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him."  Matthew 8:1 This verse immediately follows Jesus' three-chapter monologue, "The Sermon on the Mount." As soon as He comes down from the mountainside, the crowds flock to Him. The crowds weren't only attracted to Jesus because of His love and His [...]

2018-04-10T14:11:11+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|

Sing a Song, April 10, 2018

By Chuck Hetzler Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the LORD: "I will sing to the LORD, for he is highly exalted. Both horse and driver he has hurled into the sea."  Exodus 15:1  We sing songs of praise to the Lord for His wonderful works. One of the first things Moses [...]

2018-04-09T12:03:52+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|

One with Christ, April 9, 2018

by Chuck Hetzler "But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit."  1 Corinthians 6:17  If you have believed in Jesus, your very being has fundamentally changed. Your spiritual anatomy has undergone a dramatic transformation. Your spirit is now one with Christ. You are not just a follower, admiring Him from [...]

2018-04-09T06:46:52+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|

Preventative Words, April 7, 2018

by Chuck Hetzler "All this I have told you so that you will not fall away."  John 16:1 The Bible is a big book, and not one chapter in it is wasted. The Lord Jesus told His disciples everything that they needed so that they would remain strong in their commitment to Him. In the [...]

2018-04-06T16:14:06+00:00 April 7th, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|

Love and Peace, April 6, 2018

by Chuck Hetzler "Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you."  2 Corinthians 13:11 The Father wants His children to live in love and peace with one another. In order to realize love [...]

2018-04-05T15:11:38+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|

On Your Heart, April 5, 2018

by Chuck Hetzler "These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts."  Deuteronomy 6:6 The key to following God is our heart. You can't coerce loyalty to God. Christian devotion can only come from the overflow of the heart. If we love God and truly believe His word is right, then [...]

2018-04-04T13:28:40+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|