United Church of Christ

Devotionals by Matthew Laney

Matt Laney

Scripture says our names are "engraved on the palms of [God's] hands" not unlike the tattooed names we find on people today as statements of love and fidelity.


Matt Laney

You know what it is to feel lost and/or distanced from God. If you are not in the land of the lost now, you've been there before and will likely find yourself there again.


Matt Laney

Just remember, unlike most professions, you can claim to be a Christian and still do it badly.


Matt Laney

You might be running from God by avoiding some helpful task, person or life choice. Or maybe you are running because you've forgotten how to be still. In any case, aren't you tired?


Matt Laney

Surely no one in your church has the current or former minister on a pedestal so high they block out the cross.


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Even a cursory look at the original disciples reveals that Jesus knew all about the diverse garden of human beings.


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Christianity (and life) is all about crossing over.


Matthew Laney

It's entirely possible to follow Jesus and be an unbeliever.


Matthew Laney

Of all the commandments, keeping Sabbath is the most counter-intuitive.


Matt Laney

 "Do not covet your neighbor's stuff" is the last of the Ten Commandments. I would have put it first.