United Church of Christ

Devotionals by Matthew Laney

Matt Laney

An absent pastor is sometimes the best thing that can happen to a church (and the pastor).


Matt Laney

Imagine what Peter, a professional fisherman, thought when carpenter Jesus decided to dispense some free, unsolicited advice on fishing.


Matt Laney

Warning: I'm about to say something unchristian.


Matt Laney

Jesus' disciples did almost nothing for him, other than inspire headaches and heartbreak. And yet he loved them.


Matt Laney

This is not a message I want to deliver, but the Bible leaves me no choice. There is no politically correct alternative.


Matt Laney

Have you ever looked up through your windshield and seen a billboard that said "If you die tonight are you sure you would go to heaven?"


Matt Laney

"Gird up your loins!" Chances are you've run across that in the Bible more than once.  If not you've really been missing out. Rarely do we have the opportunity to use "gird" and "loins" in the same sentence.


Matt Laney

Whose rules will you follow today?


Matt Laney

If you are in a tropical paradise or shivering in a frozen wasteland, clear off time for Ash Wednesday this week.