Unchained - Noel Jesse Heikkinen

Key Life
Monday March 6, 2017

holy spirit jesus sanctification theology

The Bible tells us that it was for freedom that Jesus set us free. How’s that working out for you? Do you still feel chained by sin and guilt? You’re not alone. Join Noel Heikkinen on SBE for a discussion of his new book, ‘Unchained: If Jesus Has Set Us Free, Why Don’t We Feel Free?’

Speaking Truth to Power

Key Life
Friday March 3, 2017

steve's sermons

How do you speak truth when it gets people angry? Or when they simply don’t care? Our culture has drastically changed and is in desperate need of truth. As Christians, we’re called to speak it. And speaking truth to power is more important now than ever. Watch as Steve teaches from Acts 5 about speaking our truth Jesus’ way.

Big Imagination, Big Truth

Andrew Petiprin
Thursday March 2, 2017

christian life

At a small weeknight service at my church a few years ago, I accidentally revealed that there was no Santa Claus. Well, most people already knew. But there was one young man, my acolyte, who didn’t. He was the only person under the age of 30 in the room, and it didn’t occur to me to think about whether he (still) believed in Santa Claus or not. I was talking very innocently about Nicholas of Myra, the 4th century bishop whose legendary generosity gave rise to jolly old St. Nick centuries later. The following Sunday my acolyte’s mother took me aside: “Thanks a lot, Father!”

Giving Up Liver, Okra & Booze

Steve Brown
Wednesday March 1, 2017

christian life

If you’re not careful, when you do sacrifice something for Jesus, you start thinking that you’re “getting about even” and become a Pharisee about it, looking down your nose at all those “Christian cretins” who don’t love Jesus enough to repay him for his love.