Steve’s Devotional - When Prodigals Go Back to the Pigs

By: Steve Brown on Monday July 16, 2018

Most of us believe that the prodigal son came home from the pigs and prostitutes to stay, and joined hands with his father’s household, and they all lived happily ever after. I’m a cynical, old preacher and, trust me on this, it didn’t happen that way. It never does. It was probably more like...

The Dark Night of the Soul

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday July 11, 2018

And more than once, I’ve had someone ask me in a very pious way, “Who moved?” In other words, all you have to do is to simply move back to Jesus and become more religious…then you and God, hand-in-hand, will walk off into the sunset together. That is stupid and comes from the heart of the...

Steve’s Devotional - Ever Feel Helpless?

By: Steve Brown on Monday July 9, 2018

When you’re young, there’s no problem that can’t be solved, no mountain that can’t be climbed, and no challenge that is too big to accept. But as you get older (and some folks get “older” sooner), you begin to realize that some problems exist that just don’t have solutions. I can...

Truth is Not Whatever We Want It to Be

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday July 4, 2018

There’s an old joke about a businessman interviewing applicants. He asked each of them a simple question: “What is two plus two?” He got a variety of answers. Someone said, “I don’t know, but I’m glad for the opportunity to discuss the issue.” A guy who pulled out a slide rule said,...

Living as a Free Christian

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday June 27, 2018

Yet, this is the fashion among those who today [1500s] are regarded as our best preachers…and such teaching is childish and effeminate nonsense....There are some who have no understanding to hear the truth of freedom and insist upon their goodness as means for salvation. These people you must...

Steve’s Devotional - Satan is Real & Out to Get You

By: Steve Brown on Monday June 25, 2018

The Reality & Personality of Evil It is immediately apparent that the Apostle Paul believes in the reality and personality of evil. Someone has said that one of the finest acts of strategy that Satan performs is to convince people that he doesn’t exist. So why do I believe in Satan? Jesus...

Stop Trying to Get Better

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday June 20, 2018

I have a friend whose family gerbil, “Jerry,” got lost in their house. They looked everywhere for Jerry to no avail. Two days later when my friend was preparing for bed, he was astonished to find Jerry sitting on his pillow. Jerry was dirty, hungry and tired...but there he sat. My friend said...

Steve’s Devotional – Love is Unnatural

By: Steve Brown on Monday June 18, 2018

Love is Unnatural I don’t love because love is unnatural. “In return for my love they are my accusers” (Psalm 109:4). “And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold” (Matthew 24:12). “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is...