Only Good News

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday June 21, 2017

God is in control. The good news of God’s government. “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31). God is the sovereign Ruler of the universe and I work for him. That’s why you don’t hear me whining. That’s why I don’t beg for...

Steve’s Devotional - How to Believe

By: Steve Brown on Monday June 19, 2017

Jesus said a lot of amazing things about belief. He said with belief in him we could move mountains because with him nothing was impossible. James added that we could have wisdom if only we believed. But how do I believe? How do I move beyond doubt to trust? There are some answers in the story...

God Loves You…So Come Home

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday June 14, 2017

To be honest, I actually like the younger son. He is “in your face.” He does what he wants to do when he wants to do it and he’s willing to pay the price. There is something quite winsome about that. The prodigal son is an upfront sinner, not hiding away from the public eye and sinning in...

Steve’s Devotional - Never Work for God

By: Steve Brown on Monday June 12, 2017

The truth is that I often think of myself more as a day laborer than a son. I believe that I’m a valued, forgiven and acceptable day laborer. I believe that I’m a loved day laborer, Christ died for this day laborer, and God chose me to be his day laborer. That’s no small thing. I’ve...

Sin is Our Witness

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday June 7, 2017

I can do that. The problem is that they sent some material to help me prepare for that topic. In the cover letter, they wrote, “Attached are the main ideas for the module. We’d love for Steve to take this and make it his own!” The ideas were things like “Changes,” “Motivates” and...

Steve’s Devotional - What is Your Storm?

By: Steve Brown on Monday June 5, 2017

Before we go on, I want you to notice the reason the disciples were in a storm in the first place. They did what Jesus told them to do. Frankly, that doesn’t seem right to me. We’ve been taught that when we’re faithful, things will go well. That is a lie. Sometimes when you’re faithful,...

Big on Church

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday May 31, 2017

I think I’ll die the next time someone tells me that they want to create, attend or be a part of a “New Testament church.” The implication, of course, is that in the “olden days” of the Bible, Christians were somehow more pure, more committed, more loving and more together than we are in...

Steve’s Devotional - Why We Don’t Pray

By: Steve Brown on Monday May 29, 2017

It’s important at the outset to recognize that we have audience with the Ruler of the Universe. He has, by the covering of Christ, said that we can at any time be in touch with the Creator and Ruler of everything that is. We have been given an open door policy to God. You can be free of guilt by...