Hanging With the Bad Influences for Fun and Profit

By: Chad West on Tuesday May 26, 2015

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Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was. Jesus’ response, recorded in Matthew 22:37-39, was, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your heart, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” Here, Jesus is saying what the entire rest of the bible says over and over—and we somehow miss—to do what God wants is to live a life of love.


Steve’s Devotional - The Good Shepherd

By: Steve Brown on Monday May 25, 2015

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Sheep are just plain dumb. If you are a cattle rancher, you can just let them go out and they will pretty much take care of themselves, but sheep can’t do anything. They require endless attention and meticulous care. Did you know that sheep, more than any other animal, have a mob instinct? If you can get two or three sheep to do something, then you can get the rest to do it. Sheep are also known for their stubbornness. If a sheep learns to do something a certain way, it is almost impossible to teach it any other way. Sheep are the most timid and the most frightened of all the animals. They will run from anything that poses even the slightest danger.

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The Challenge of Jesus - N.T. Wright

By: Key Life on Saturday May 23, 2015

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Studying the historicity of Jesus doesn’t have to end in a crisis of faith in the reliability of the Gospels. However, a serious study of history will reveal a portrait of Jesus that is not only different from what the skeptics have imagined, but also very different from what many Christians have imagined as well. Fortunately, one of the world’s leading New Testament scholars is on SBE to set the record straight.

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The Sound of Exploding Wineskins

By: Key Life on Friday May 22, 2015

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The church is changing, and God has called us to put new wine into new wineskins. The church’s old wineskins are about the hardening of institutional arteries and control. However, the cross of Christ has removed that leverage. Join Steve as he teaches from Matthew 9:9-17 and drink from God’s freeing fountain of unconditional love, forgiveness and contagious laughter.

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Men at Work! Our Place in God’s Plan

By: Pete Alwinson on Thursday May 21, 2015

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Is work wrapped up in your identity as a man? Work is important, but it can play havoc with our minds. What we need as men following Christ is to get a biblical perspective on work. Work is one of those tricky things that’s very difficult to keep in balance.

Turtles, Speed & Retribution

By: Pete Alwinson on Tuesday May 19, 2015

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Driving home from church on Sunday, having just heard a great message from Joseph’s life on the God of grace who will never leave you no matter what trial or test you face, I got tested.

Steve’s Devotional - Come to Jesus

By: Steve Brown on Monday May 18, 2015

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Jesus makes some amazing claims about himself in John 5:19-47. In order to borrow some imagery from Jesus to apply here, let’s look back at John 4:13-14, “Jesus answered and said to her, ‘Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.’”

The Politically Incorrect Jesus - Joe Battaglia

By: Key Life on Monday May 18, 2015

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Righteousness without tears is arrogance, and the world has seen too much righteousness from Christians with too few tears. Love leaves the building when the thought police try to impose their collective will on us, but Jesus came to redeem culture, not to condemn it. Let’s talk about political incorrectness with Joe Battaglia on SBE!