It’s Him…the Holy Spirit

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday August 29, 2018

Jesus said that we would do greater works than he did. “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father” (John 14:12). One of the central problems with modernity and the Christian...

Steve’s Devotional - Obedient for the Wrong Reasons

By: Steve Brown on Monday August 27, 2018

I don’t know about you, but that frustrates me. We’ve tried so often and failed so miserably. There isn't a Christian alive who doesn’t know that frustration--and I have felt it more than most. Christians are frustrated in their obedience to Christ for two reasons. First, they are obedient to...

You Can’t Do It On Your Own

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday August 22, 2018

I believe that every major problem the Christian faces arises from a misunderstanding of the biblical doctrine of grace. What does grace do for you today? Grace Calls You Grace calls you. “So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace. And if by grace, then it is no longer by...

Are You a Control Freak?

By: Steve Brown on Monday August 20, 2018

“Aslan is a lion—the Lion, the great Lion.” “Ooh,” said Susan. “I’d thought he was a man. Is he—quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion.” “Safe?” said Mr. Beaver…“Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the...

Afraid, Confused, Searching and Doubting

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday August 15, 2018

John gives us an accurate and honest picture of the disciples (John 14). They were afraid. They were in a panic situation. The cross was near. It was getting scary. Jesus was talking to scared men, telling them to stop being afraid, literally, “Stop being troubled and afraid.” They were...

Don’t Forget the Tears

By: Steve Brown on Monday August 13, 2018

We’re right and they’re wrong. That would be a freestanding and true statement except for the implications. It’s dangerous to be on the wrong side of truth when it comes to biblical issues. It, of course, has eternal implications, but it also has very destructive implications to a nation and a...

Including the Excluded

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday August 8, 2018

Case in point, Luke 7:36-50, the prostitute crashing a party for Pharisees. When you’re on the outside and it’s really cold, you’ll do almost anything to get warm. When you’re sinful, dirty, down and marginalized, you’ll do almost anything to stop the pain. A lot of sin isn’t evil....

Go Tell John (and Steve)

By: Steve Brown on Monday August 6, 2018

He was born to a priest father (Zechariah) and a faithful, godly mother (Elizabeth), and consecrated in his mother’s womb. If you had met John, you may not have liked him. He wasn’t the kind of man to have a beer or smoke cigars with. He lived in the wilderness and his ministry was to prepare...