The Really Good News

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday April 26, 2017

In Romans 3, Paul finishes up with the bad news—just how bad we are and how bad the world is. Then Paul says in effect, “Listen up, now I’ve got some very, very good news for you!” What is the heart of the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Surprising Statement “But now the righteousness of God...

Steve’s Devotional - Being Helpless

By: Steve Brown on Monday April 24, 2017

When you’re young, there’s no problem that can’t be solved, no mountain that can’t be climbed, and no challenge that is too big to accept. But as you get older (and some folks get older sooner), you begin to realize that some problems exist that just don’t have solutions. Do you remember...

How to Lose Your Freedom

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday April 19, 2017

I didn’t say it, Jesus did: “‘If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free….So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed’” (John 8:31-32,36). Freedom is a gift from the Son of God. If he says I’m free, that...

Steve’s Devotional - The Good Shepherd

By: Steve Brown on Monday April 17, 2017

And what does Jesus call us? Sheep. Given the nature of sheep, they simply have to have a shepherd. They are not very discriminating and will have any shepherd, good or bad. We are like that too…latching on to anyone. We are that way about God. Someone said, “When people stop believing in the...

6 Proofs of Christ’s Resurrection

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday April 12, 2017

If Christ’s resurrection is not an absolute, space-time fact, if Christ is still dead in a grave somewhere, then the whole Christian faith is nonsense. If Jesus got up out of the grave (and he did), it means that everything he said is true, the teaching he gave is practical, and the life he lived...

Steve’s Devotional - Crosses & Crowns

By: Steve Brown on Monday April 10, 2017

When the pain becomes unbearable—and it will—how do you bear it? When you can’t cope, how do you cope? When you’re in pain, the question is this: what are you going to do? Right at the outset, remember that Christ suffered first. 1 Peter 3:18 tells us, “For Christ also suffered once for...

Easter and CSI

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday April 5, 2017

In 1992, right after Hurricane Andrew, the stadium was declared unsafe and abandoned. While there has been an engineering study showing the stadium is sound, nonetheless it has remained closed to the public since the hurricane, becoming a haven for vandals and graffiti artists. Everywhere you look,...

Steve’s Devotional - Dead, Dirty and Weak…That’s Us

By: Steve Brown on Monday April 3, 2017

Of course you have. You’re old. Well, yes, but not that kind of death. I’ve been thinking about crucifixion. Paul said in Galatians 2:19-20, “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the...