United Church of Christ

Devotionals by Kenneth L. Samuel

Kenneth L. Samuel

When we live our faith in the love we share, in the service we give and in the justice we promote, we never leave the holy place, because we personify it.


Kenneth L. Samuel

Sometimes our best growth is not found in acquiring things we don't have, but becoming better managers and cultivators of what we already possess.


Kenneth L. Samuel

When it comes to the contests of life that really matter, we often find ourselves clinging to the plateaus of our own abilities and accomplishments.


Kenneth L. Samuel

Is there any connection between the debacles from which God saves us, and the duties to which God calls us? 


Kenneth L. Samuel

The messages of God are often not clear when we're supposed to be listening.  But when we fall onto the hard places of reality . . . we get the message.


Kenneth L. Samuel

In my early years of ministry, I thought that the more spontaneous an event or an occurrence was, the more it reflected God's presence and power.


Kenneth L. Samuel

How many times have we felt the need to look beyond Christians in order to find Christ?


Kenneth L. Samuel

As a young boy, I would often watch my mother conversing with friends and relatives.  Every now and then, she would turn to me and say: "This is a grown folks’ conversation."  That was my directive to leave the room. 


Kenneth L. Samuel

Every generation is afforded a fresh look at the wondrous acts and amazing grace of Almighty God.


Kenneth L. Samuel

It's amazing how God uses us in places we never intended to be in.