How to Spot a Pharisee

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday March 1, 2017

If you don’t like the quote, just stop reading there. You’ll probably end up outraged and offended…and that’s kind of “in” these days. Everybody is outraged and offended, so you can join that very big club. (Another friend said there ought to be a Sunday school class called The Outraged...

Steve’s Devotional – What is God Really Like?

By: Steve Brown on Monday February 27, 2017

God is sovereign and no action will ever thwart his ultimate will. What God decides to do, he does. And if that is true, we don’t have to defend him or cover his bets. Yet that is exactly what we try to do sometimes. What God decides to do, he does. And if that is true, we don’t have to defend...

What to Do If You’re Bored with God

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday February 22, 2017

I think that is a particular malady of old men…especially old men like me with ADD. Boredom has in it a touch of cynicism and a dash of not caring. I guess all of us have some of that, but the problem with boredom is that it spills over into things like one’s walk with Christ. And if you’re a...

Steve’s Devotional - I’m Confused about God

By: Steve Brown on Monday February 20, 2017

Sometimes, during those days, I had the feeling that God was saying that it was nice that I now knew the truth and even tried to live it. But I came to suspect that belief in, defense of and the promulgation of the truth to as many people as possible weren't even the point.  Are you sometimes...

The Secret to Evangelism (It’s Not What You Think)

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday February 15, 2017

Don’t get me wrong. I’ve always been faithful to the clear teaching in the Bible on evangelism. When God brought opportunities, I hardly ever ducked. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve shared the Gospel on an airplane, in a sermon, in a broadcast, in a book or in a passing relationship...

Steve’s Devotional - Is Grace Too Good to Be True?

By: Steve Brown on Monday February 13, 2017

A woman once wrote me, “I leave church every Sunday feeling whipped. The message is always a ‘run faster’ kind of message. The motivation always seems to be guilt. I feel like I’m running as fast as I can and then the pastor stands up and tells me I must run faster. My pastor is a good man...

Christians are Pains (an Explanation and Apology)

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday February 8, 2017

The reason Christians fight so much is that we are among those very few people who honestly believe that there are some hills worth dying on. In the seventeenth-century, Galileo Galilei, the Italian astronomer and physicist, came to the conclusion that Copernicus was right about the earth revolving...

Steve’s Devotional - Hills To Die On

By: Steve Brown on Monday February 6, 2017

It’s an important truism: Convictions, by their very nature, cause division. The only people who fight are people who believe that there is something to fight about. Therefore those of us who are convinced as conservative evangelicals, as Calvinists, as Arminians, as Dispensationalists, etc. must...