Devotionals by Matthew Laney

Devotionals by Matthew Laney

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. 


You Too

Matt Laney

I was not a model student in my younger years.


Stoned

Matt Laney

The good news is, stones and stoners don't have the last word.


Lobster Bisque in a Paper Cup

Matt Laney

When Paul describes us as "earthen vessels" in the verse above, he doesn't use the word for "good china." He's talking about ordinary, everyday dishes.


I Am the Way

Matt Laney

This verse does NOT mean only Christians go to heaven because the gospel of John makes little or no difference between this life and the afterlife.


Same God

Matt Laney

It's not true that the New Testament God is a God of love while the Old Testament God is a God of wrath. It's the same God.


God of the Aged

Matt Laney

I once said something in a sermon about getting older. I was thirty-four at the time.