Devotionals by Matthew Laney

Devotionals by Matthew Laney

Jesus is Coming, Look Busy!

Matt Laney

This verse, one of the very last in the Bible, makes me think of two bumper stickers: "Jesus is Coming. Look Busy!" and my favorite: "God is coming …and she's pissed!"


The Sinai Sabbatical

Matt Laney

Rev. Moses was gone a long time on his Mt. Sinai sabbatical, and the church got impatient.


Holy Spirit Who?

Matt Laney

That Paul could size up a church in no time.


Dinner for Trespassers

Matt Laney

For my twenty-sixth birthday, my wife (of two weeks) got us both arrested.


1%

Matt Laney

Once there was a man who had everything money could buy: an opulent seaside mansion with an infinity pool, servants, a ten-car garage, helicopter, you name it.


The Gate of Heaven

Matt Laney

John Phillip Newell shares a rabbi's insight on Moses and the burning bush. 


Subversive

Matt Laney

Years ago, newly-minted from seminary and serving my first church, I preached a fiery sermon on the counter-cultural ministry of Jesus.


No Condemnation

Matt Laney

A woman's son committed suicide following decades of hard living that caused deep pain to himself and others.


Don't Hide

Matt Laney

Have you ever knocked on someone's door and hoped they wouldn't answer?


Savior

Matt Laney

This "savior" stuff doesn't come naturally to our contemporary, self-reliant, "can-do" culture.