United Church of Christ

Devotionals by Matthew Laney

Matt Laney

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


Matt Laney

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


Matt Laney

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


Matt Laney

I was not a model student in my younger years.


Matt Laney

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


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.


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.


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.


Matt Laney

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


Matt Laney

This is no small challenge.