Steve’s Devotional - How to Believe

Steve Brown
Monday June 19, 2017

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If you are a skeptic or have ever been one, then, chances are, you have had the experience of going to a Christian, asking about his or her faith, only to receive a “You just believe, that’s all” in response. I don’t know about you, but I remember feeling frustrated by that. I already know the problem. What I need is a solution.

Steve’s Devotional - Never Work for God

Steve Brown
Monday June 12, 2017

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My friend Bruce once said that we should never “work for God.” That sounds like heresy until you hear his explanation: “Stay his child. Working for God always has and always will stink. Being God’s son or daughter and enjoying the privileges of adoption is a blessing of unimagined proportions. Satan’s goal in your life is to have you get from son/heir to day laborer. Don’t make the trade.”

Steve’s Devotional - Why We Don’t Pray

Steve Brown
Monday May 29, 2017

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Listen to what Jesus says about prayer: “Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son; if you ask anything in my name, I will do it” (John 14:13-14).  That is a pretty fantastic statement. If it is true then the most awesome power in the world is prayer power. How do we tap into that power? How do we pray properly?

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.