United Church of Christ

Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Living the Risen Life

“A new kind of life” sounds pretty good to me since the old kind of life I have lived often has left a lot to be desired. Resurrection reminds me that Christ keeps working in me.


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Learn Your Lessons

It can be a rhyme or a sunset that teaches us of God’s love. It can be an earworm or an alphabet that keeps us honest in relationship to one another. So long as we learn the lesson.


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Distinctions Without Difference

A beautiful thing about worship: it levels the distinctions between people. People just want to be one person among the people of God. Also, coffee. Coffee is non-negotiable.


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Not Easily Dismissed

Paul knew that he and Silas had been treated unjustly, and he insisted that the city officials acknowledge their injustice. Is this a biblical precedent for reparations?


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: New

God's capacity to make all things new—especially when all our hope is gone and our own resources are spent—is the heart of the gospel. "Impossible" is where this God begins.


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Lazy Sundays are the Worst

What does it mean to be saved from aimlessness?


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Make a Joyful Noise!

What noises accompany the activities that bring you joy? Maybe it's an instrument or voice, the hum of a sewing machine or the rasp of a pencil. Make a joyful noise to the Lord!


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: The Bible's Church Growth Plan

What if church growth was less about a plan or a program and more about an orientation, an attitude, a way of being? What if the most attractive feature of your church was peace?


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Spirit Prompts

"The Kin-dom of God needs your Spirit-prompted vision. Do you see trouble? Write it. Beauty? Write that. Solidarity? Write that, too. Or speak it, or draw it, or sculpt it." Read more of today's Daily devotional by John A. Nelson


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: A Resurrection Recount

"Fasting and prayer were Lent's spiritual disciplines. How about a Resurrection Recount for Eastertide? In the 50 days ahead, let's take time to recount the God's deeds in our lives." Read more of today's Daily devotional by Talitha Arnold.