Be Still & Be Loved

Be Still & Be Loved

Aired On: Sunday February 16, 2014

The only people who get any better are the people who know that if they never get any better, God will love them anyway. What's more, God will not only love you if you don't get better; He will teach you that getting better isn't even the issue. His love is the issue. Have you taken Steve Brown's advice? Have you given up on trying to be perfect? If so, now what? Join Steve for the ninth message in the Scandalous Freedom series as he invites you to be still in the loving presence of God. But be careful,...
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“The Church is a whore…

“The Church is a whore…

Aired On: Sunday February 16, 2014

…but she is my mother." – St. Augustine How did Christians get so religious? Where did we go wrong? How is it that being forgiven has made us feel so guilty, being loved has made us so uptight, and being free has made us so bound? How did sinners who have been forgiven repeatedly become judges? The Church really is a mess, but be careful… that's Jesus' wife we're talking about. No matter how jacked up she is, a man will put his foot down if you start talking bad about his old lady. With that in mind, on this episode...
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The Good News of Cheap Grace

The Good News of Cheap Grace

Aired On: Sunday February 16, 2014

For years, Steve Brown has been giving away free sins. As you can imagine, this gets some people's undies in a bunch. To them, it's "cheap grace" and foolishness. But to those who are so bad as to need God's unconditional love and acceptance, it's incredibly good news… even the power of God for salvation. Now, if you really believed God likes you and that you don't have to worry about your sin, what would you do? How would you act? How would your religion change? Join Steve for this episode in the Scandalous Freedom series to...
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The Masks We Wear

The Masks We Wear

Aired On: Sunday February 16, 2014

"Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being." – St. Augustine There is a direct correlation between our proclivity to wear masks and God's proclivity to rip them off. That can be a painful process, but He does it because He loves us. Pretending we're something other than what we are may make us feel better for a while; but ultimately, the masks we wear bind us to roles that will kill us. Join Steve Brown for this message in the Scandalous Freedom series as he takes a look behind the facade at the hard truth...
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The Power to Stop Pretending

The Power to Stop Pretending

Aired On: Sunday February 16, 2014

One of the greatest tragedies in the lives of Christians is that, in many cases, our most dishonest hour of the week is the hour we spend at church. We wear masks of unreality, superiority, negativity, and acceptability. Too often, we've been wearing masks so long, we don't even know our real selves (or one another). You may think that if they really knew you, they would kick you out… so the best thing to do is to just keep on pretending. But that's a lie that will keep you bound to your masks instead of free in...
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Masks & Gurus

Masks & Gurus

Aired On: Sunday February 16, 2014

There are no super-Christians and, if you've found one, you have demeaned yourself. What's more, once you have demeaned yourself by finding a "guru," you subject yourself to a prison of shame, guilt, and impossible expectations. On this episode in the Scandalous Freedom series, Steve not only reveals the truth behind our masks, he unmasks the people we deify.
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The Punishing Plagues of Putting People on Pedestals

The Punishing Plagues of Putting People on Pedestals

Aired On: Sunday February 16, 2014

When we worship at the altar of another human being, we chain ourselves (and our idol) to unattainable expectations that destroy our freedom to risk, think, feel, and be who God created us to be. Wars have been fought, churches have been divided and damaged, and Christians have been manipulated, bound, and hurt, all because we worshiped at some imperfect person's pedestal. Join Steve Brown for a look at the plagues of Irresponsibility and Disservice that result from deifying authority figures in our families and churches.
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Guilt & Isolation

Guilt & Isolation

Aired On: Sunday February 16, 2014

When a Christian leader acts as if he or she has a hotline to God and knows all, don't listen to that leader. You'll end up suffering under tremendous guilt. What's more, when you affirm that kind of nonsense in a leader, you subject him or her to a prison where it's impossible to be free. On this episode in the Scandalous Freedom series, Steve discusses the plagues of Guilt and Isolation that result from putting people on pedestals.
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