Steve’s Devotional - Satan is Real & Out to Get You

By: Steve Brown on Monday October 23, 2017

The Reality & Personality of Evil It is immediately apparent that the Apostle Paul believes in the reality and personality of evil. Someone has said that one of the finest acts of strategy that Satan performs is to convince people that he doesn’t exist. So why do I believe in Satan? Jesus...

If It’s Really Finished

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday October 18, 2017

I’ve been teaching the doctrines of grace…forever. This morning I prayed, “God, are you sure you love me?” I believe and reckon myself dead. I’m crucified with Christ. Yet whenever I speak somewhere, I think, I hope they like me. With all my heart I know I’m forgiven. But I couldn’t...

Steve’s Devotional – Hope for Prodigals

By: Steve Brown on Monday October 16, 2017

Jesus came to set prisoners free. The day is far spent and we are still not free of the prison. We can all identify with the Prodigal Son in Luke 15:11-32. In fact, it is our life story. The question is: How do we get out of the prison cell to freedom? Realization The first step on the road to...

Isn’t Obedience the Point?

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday October 11, 2017

My late friend, Jack Miller, used to say that all of Biblical theology can be summed up in two sentences: 1) Cheer up; you’re a lot worse than you think you are. 2) Cheer up; God’s grace is a lot bigger than you think it is. In that comment, Jack pointed to what the Christian faith is all about....

Steve’s Devotional - Growing in Grace

By: Steve Brown on Monday October 9, 2017

The problem is not that people don’t want to be better. They just don’t know how to get there. Many Christians simply give up because they think they have no other alternative. It’s the attitude of, “Given my sinful nature, I don’t have a choice. I won’t get any better no matter what I...

We’re All Self-Righteous and in Need of Help

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday October 4, 2017

It seems that a lot of our past heroes had major flaws and it’s inappropriate that they should be honored. I get that and even agree with the sentiment. In fact, if I had to abide a statue of someone who enslaved the people in my heritage I would find that demeaning. But there’s a problem....

Are You a Control Freak?

By: Steve Brown on Monday October 2, 2017

“Aslan is a lion—the Lion, the great Lion.” “Ooh,” said Susan. “I’d thought he was a man. Is he—quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion.” “Safe?” said Mr. Beaver…“Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the...

Finding Meaning in Pain

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday September 27, 2017

A woman who had been through a time of great loss in her family once told me, “Pastor, I could stand all of this if I just knew there was a reason for it.” The rope’s breaking is not the central problem we face. Our real problem is the seeming meaninglessness of broken ropes. When the rope...
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