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The Love and Power of the Gospel

Apr 6, 2022 8:12:57 AM

Guest post by UGM Staff Chaplain Sonny Westbrook, originally published March 15, 2016.

The celebration of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ from the dead is a high point of the year for all sincere evangelical Christians. It focuses our attention on one of the most significant chains of events in the history of the world. It was the climax of what is often referred to as Holy Week or Passion Week, because it gave absolute validation and eternal significance to the death of Christ for us all. It also completed the crucial elements in His plan of salvation for us.

The End of Striving: How the Gospel Brings Rest to the Weary

Mar 23, 2022 8:05:04 AM

UGM Men’s LIFE Recovery counselor Mike Judge has seen the gospel bring rest to weary men time and again.

Joy in the Darkness: How God Pursued Ruschell

Mar 16, 2022 9:42:36 AM

God was always at work in Ruschell's life - long before she acknowledged Him. At UGM, she received the gift of the Holy Spirit and let the Lord change her from the inside out.

The Great Pain Escape

Mar 3, 2022 1:08:47 PM

Is pain always bad? Must it be escaped at all costs? And is there a connection between the fear of feeling pain and the opioid crisis we now face? UGM's Barb Comito breaks down the topic.

Labels and Life Change: A Business Partner Feature

Feb 24, 2022 12:50:38 PM

Art and Kaleen Coffey of Able Label have made the most of their position as leaders in business and faith by investing in the lives of individuals seeking a pathway out of homelessness.

Connect and Be Changed

Feb 17, 2022 10:33:50 AM

Being part of the UGM family through volunteering has given Melissa a safe place to impact people’s lives.

The Best Sermon I Ever Preached: One Homeless Man's Impact on a Local Pastor

Feb 10, 2022 10:05:59 AM

Pastor Eric Blauer shares how one homeless man impacted his ministry forever.

Deep Trauma, Deeper Healing

Feb 3, 2022 12:18:13 PM

Underneath homelessness, we often find addiction and, underneath addiction, trauma. Trauma breaks bonds, gives birth to shame and pulls a person into patterns of self-destruction. But there is hope.

The Heart of Stewardship: A UGM Partner Feature

Jan 27, 2022 10:13:05 AM

UGM partners Pepper and Midge Smock live a life that inspires many people to see all resources as gifts to be stewarded.

An Unexpected Friendship: A UGM Volunteer Feature

Jan 20, 2022 12:52:37 PM

Signing up to volunteer at a homeless ministry can be a huge leap of faith, but for Linda Lentz, it wound up being an unexpected blessing.