On The Inside Looking Out

By: Pete Alwinson on Tuesday March 3, 2015

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It’s strange—for most of my life I felt like an outsider looking in. Maybe you know that same uncomfortable feeling of not being sure that you fit in anywhere, but desperately want to, I mean, somewhere.

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Steve’s Devotional - The Difficulty of Acceptance

By: Steve Brown on Monday March 2, 2015

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Maybe it’s cancer. Maybe it’s divorce. Maybe you have a son or daughter who’s turned away from God. Maybe you have a friend who betrayed you. Maybe you’re close to bankruptcy. Whatever it is, Mark 14:32-42 shows Jesus in a more painful predicament. In the Garden of Gethsemane, Christ faces a soon and horrible death on the cross. Even his friends—Peter, James and John—refuse to stand by him. They can’t even stay awake as Christ pleads with his Father to “take this cup from me.” As Christians, our model is Jesus Christ. In fact, there is probably no better way to deal with our circumstances than to see how Christ dealt with his, then go and do likewise.

Rejoicing in Lament - Todd Billings

By: Key Life on Monday March 2, 2015

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Todd Billings is a Christian theologian who, at the age of 39, was diagnosed with incurable cancer. Tough questions followed: Why me? Why now? What about my wife and kids? Where is God in all of this? Join Todd on SBE for a discussion of his book, “Rejoicing in Lament.”

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Men of Grace and Truth

By: Pete Alwinson on Saturday February 28, 2015

I’ve found that self-made men tend to self-destruct because God is simply not in their lives. The Father calls us to be His sons and loves us because of the cross. He develops us through His grace and truth as we read His Word. In this series we talk about how to hear the Father’s voice in the different types of literature of the Bible. Join us!

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With Friends Like This

By: Key Life on Friday February 27, 2015

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If you didn’t like this week’s post, “The Key Life Way,” about how we handle those with whom we disagree, this sermon from Steve might help. Then again, it might drive you nuts. Wherever you stand, watch Steve teach from Mark 9:38-41 to find out what to do with people who drive you nuts.

You Can’t Do It On Your Own

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday February 25, 2015

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Grace literally means “favor.” When it refers to God, it means the unmerited favor of God toward us. In fact, grace is an attribute of God. God doesn’t just act in a gracious way. God is defined by grace. God is grace.

The Key Life Way

By: Key Life on Wednesday February 25, 2015

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We have received a number of complaints about our program with Jennifer Knapp and our post by Neal Salzman, “The Dignity of Homosexuality.” The concerns that have been raised center on why we didn’t confront Jennifer (and LGBT people in general) with the Scriptures that condemn homosexuality. Here’s why we do what we do in the way we do it.

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The Art of Dying - The Collection

By: Erik Guzman on Tuesday February 24, 2015

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The Collection playfully wooed me to mourn the passing of my younger self. I stood in the red North Carolina dirt under a tent filled with their songs and realized that the wounds I suffered growing up were fatal. A disappointed, imploding, heartbroken and hopeless part of me died there. I cried hard. I mourned, but I also shed tears of joy. I celebrated the freedom of a new life that can only come after death.