Jesus Pushed the Elf Off the Shelf

By: Kimm Crandall on Tuesday December 1, 2015

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As the traditions of the holidays swirl around my children, my hope is that they will learn to distinguish the law from the gospel. I want my kids to know that God is not another Santa Claus. I long for them to embrace the fact that they are not capable of being good enough to receive anything but coal in their stockings and that our hope for goodness can only be found in the only One capable of perfection.


November’s Top 5 Posts

By: Key Life on Tuesday December 1, 2015


Life is hard, but Jesus is here. He may not change our circumstances, but it’s comforting to be in the presence of a God who knows what it’s like to suffer. Check out the top 5 most read and shared posts from November to hear the freeing truth about God’s ever-present, radical grace.

Steve’s Devotional - The God Who Came

By: Steve Brown on Monday November 30, 2015

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You can tell a lot about people by watching what they do. You can tell a lot about God by watching what he does. God is actively involved. The Word became flesh. He came: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:1,14).

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Our Favorite Lib - Tony Campolo

By: Key Life on Monday November 30, 2015

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Around here, Tony Campolo is affectionately known as Our Favorite Lib. He and Steve are on opposite ends of the political spectrum, but the differences these old friends have fade away when they start talking about Jesus. Join Tony on SBE as he and Steve talk about Jesus as much as possible.

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The God to Whom He Prayed

By: Key Life on Friday November 27, 2015

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You can tell what people think about God by listening to their prayers. But if you listen to Jesus pray, you don’t find out what he “thinks” about God… you discover what he “knows” about God. Join Steve as he continues listening in on Jesus’ prayer in John 17 and hear the staggering truth about our good and gracious God who wants to be known.

God Seriously Loves You!

By: Alex Early on Thursday November 26, 2015

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The entire message of the Bible is a message of grace, hope, forgiveness, and love – all unearned, ill deserved, and completely without condition! The love of God is reckless, pervasive, and unstoppable.

Just Trust God

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday November 25, 2015

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What does it mean to trust God? It sounds like good and biblical advice. I certainly don’t have anything against trusting God, but sometimes telling someone to trust God is like telling a drowning man or woman, “Just swim.” He or she already knows that.