Steve’s Devotional - How to Know that You Know Him

By: Steve Brown on Monday April 23, 2018

Your Life Check out your life. Most people think that God looks at where you are along the road of life. We do that, but God doesn’t. God asks only two things—where you have come from and where you are going. I may be a lot more terrible than you, but the point is we’re moving in the same...

Just the Gospel (and a Milkshake)

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday April 18, 2018

Can we really disappoint God? Does God punish us? God disciplines us…but not in the way many think. Hebrews 12 on God’s discipline is the favorite text for Pharisees and the self-righteous. Their message is always that, of course, God loves you, but he is a disciplining God. If you get out of...

Steve’s Devotional - Dead, Dirty and Weak…That’s Us

By: Steve Brown on Monday April 16, 2018

Of course you have. You’re old. Well, yes, but not that kind of death. I’ve been thinking about crucifixion. Paul said in Galatians 2:19-20, “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the...

How to Kill the Gospel

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday April 11, 2018

The Pharisee knew the rules. He went to the temple to pray and looked down on the tax collector who was also praying. The Pharisee rejoiced before God that he was not like the tax collector. The Pharisee told God that he was not like other men. The Pharisee told God that he wasn’t an...

Steve’s Devotional – If God is in Charge

By: Steve Brown on Monday April 9, 2018

And then there was the sound of laughter. Not the cold, cynical laughter of the confused and angry, but the free, warm, exhilarating laughter of a father who brings a surprise gift to his beloved child. In his love, mercy and grace, God’s laughter spilled over into a world that had forgotten how...

Getting Saved

By: Steve Brown on Friday April 6, 2018

If you've never stood before God and been totally confused with no answers in a fog you can't penetrate, you've never stood before God. We are completely dependent on the mercy of God. So, how does one get saved? Watch this message to find out about the surprising way God rescues us from...

“Billy, Welcome Home!”

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday April 4, 2018

I’m writing this in February just after Billy Graham’s death. And I’m flying to Charlotte later this week to attend Mr. Graham’s memorial service. It’s also the Easter season (when you read this). That’s appropriate. Mr. Graham is now in heaven because another man died, came back from...

Steve’s Devotional - Is the World Coming to an End?

By: Steve Brown on Monday April 2, 2018

I don’t know about you, but I take great comfort in God’s sovereignty. We don’t get a vote (I don’t want to be in charge anyway) and all this is way above my pay grade (I can’t even fix me). The fact is, like it or not… God is God. Our King goes wherever he wants, and does whatever he...