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March 2022

Loved by a Good God

Mar 15, 2022 3:15:28 PM

We are all so broken.

Sin breaks us, not just our relationship with God, but our relationships with each other and with ourselves. Sin even fights with sin. Greed and lust and pride wage war against each other. We live amidst all this sin and brokenness, and so, life is hard. We should not expect it to be otherwise. Still, God. God is the light in the darkness. The healer who binds what is broken. He doesn’t make life easy, but He is with us in all its terror and beauty. He is the one who heals us from the inside out, and that makes all the difference.

Dionne’s Story

“Why would God spend any time working on somebody like me with all the things I’ve done in my past? The lies and the mask…I want to say ‘mask,’ but it was more than that. It was the whole other person I was trying to be or that I portrayed myself to be because I lied, cheated, stole, just as bad as all those people I was saying I was not… God would never accept all these things out of a person. Why would He want to waste His time on me because there are so many better people in the world than me? Why would He love me?”

The Ultimate Work

Mar 15, 2022 3:10:53 PM

At UGM, we see work as a good thing, but it is not the ultimate thing. Work does not save us, Jesus does.

Feeding Hungry Souls

Mar 15, 2022 3:06:17 PM

Meet Nick Damascus and Pastor Eric Blauer who serve in different ways at the UGM Men's Shelter, but both offer the love and healing of Jesus to wounded souls.