United Church of Christ

Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Start With One

Vicki Kemper

Jesus tells the Parable of the Lost Sheep to help us understand how precious we are to God: How the Good Shepherd cannot bear to lose even one beloved one to predators, thieves, lousy judgment, a poor sense of direction, or plain bad luck.


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: What Have You to Do With Us?

Talitha Arnold

Jesus had just come out of the wilderness, called his first followers, and was in the middle of his first sermon in Capernaum.


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Holy Habitations

Donna Schaper

Are church buildings an asset or a liability?


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Be Subject

Martha Spong

My son is getting married next spring, at the church where he was baptized and I was ordained.


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Waiting Tables for the Lord

Emily C. Heath

A clergy person once asked me if they needed a publicist.


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Don't Gather All the Grapes

Kenneth L. Samuel

These days, there is a certain tyranny that accompanies utmost efficiency and accountability. 


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Unknowing

Quinn G. Caldwell

Mystery might be good for mercy, I think.


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Everyday Virtue

Richard L. Floyd

People frequently conflate religion with morality, as if they were the same thing.


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Costs of Discipleship

Vicki Kemper

I don't know why God would kill a man who tried to keep the ark of the covenant from falling over—or why King David would think Uzzah's death was God's doing.


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Something To Boast About

Kenneth L. Samuel

In the blockbuster movie, Black Panther, T'Challa returns to his native African home of Wakanda in order to replace his deceased father as king.