Creative Imagery

Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, after our likeness, so they may rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move on the earth.” God created humankind in his own image, in … [Read more…]

No Excuses

Moses said to the Lord, “O my Lord, I am not an eloquent man, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant, for I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.” The Lord said to him, “Who gave a mouth to man, or who makes a person mute or deaf or … [Read more…]

The Power of Service

Now a priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they came and began to draw water and fill the troughs in order to water their father’s flock. When some shepherds came and drove them away, Moses came up and defended them and then watered their flock. So when they came home to their father Reuel, … [Read more…]

Burnout

Jesus was going through the grain fields on a Sabbath, and his disciples began to pick some heads of wheat as they made their way. So the Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is against the law on the Sabbath?” He said to them, “Have you never read what David did when he … [Read more…]

Passing Judgment

“Do not speak against one another, brothers and sisters. He who speaks against a fellow believer or judges a fellow believer speaks against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but its judge. But there is only one who is lawgiver and judge—the … [Read more…]

You Feed the People

This week’s devotional is reposted from the UCC daily devotion for July 20, 2017. You can view the original, and sign up for the daily devotional, here. “When it grew late, his disciples came to him and said, ‘This is a deserted place, and the hour is now very late; send them away so that … [Read more…]

Apostasy

“For it is impossible in the case of those who have once been enlightened, tasted the heavenly gift, become partakers of the Holy Spirit, tasted the good word of God and the miracles of the coming age, and then have committed apostasy, to renew them again to repentance, since they are crucifying the Son of … [Read more…]

Usury

  “If you lend money to any of my people who are needy among you, do not be like a moneylender to him; do not charge him interest. If you do take the garment of your neighbor in pledge, you must return it to him by the time the sun goes down, for it is … [Read more…]

Being Disciples Pt 3 – Going Public

“Whoever, then, acknowledges me before people, I will acknowledge before my Father in heaven.” -Matthew 10:32 We love testimonies. It’s why books from unknown authors have blurbs on the back written by authors we like. It’s why every business student is taught that word of mouth is the most powerful marketing tool. It’s why companies are … [Read more…]