Steve’s Devotional - Come to Jesus

Steve Brown
Monday May 22, 2017

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Jesus makes some amazing claims about himself in John 5:19-47. In order to borrow some imagery from Jesus to apply here, let’s look back at John 4:13-14, “Jesus answered and said to her, ‘Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.’”

Love Trumps Everything

Steve Brown
Monday May 8, 2017

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I was so busy practicing my religion, getting my theology right, teaching the truth, and working for God that I almost missed love. And love trumps everything else—always. I understand that better now because I’ve been loved longer.

Steve’s Devotional - Getting to Know God

Steve Brown
Monday May 1, 2017

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Do you know the God you pray to? You can meet that God in the Lord’s Prayer (actually the Disciples’ Prayer) in Matthew 6. You can learn a lot about what people think about God by listening to their prayers. But while we reflect only what we think about God, Jesus reveals what he knows about God. In this prayer, either directly or indirectly, Jesus introduces us to that God. Let’s meet him.

Steve’s Devotional - The Good Shepherd

Steve Brown
Monday April 17, 2017

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Sheep are just plain dumb. If you are a cattle rancher, you can just let them go out and they will pretty much take care of themselves, but sheep can’t do anything. They require endless attention and meticulous care. Did you know that sheep, more than any other animal, have a mob instinct? If you can get two or three sheep to do something, then you can get the rest to do it. Sheep are also known for their stubbornness. If a sheep learns to do something a certain way, it is almost impossible to teach it any other way. Sheep are the most timid and the most frightened of all the animals. They will run from anything that poses even the slightest danger.