Jesus Still Weeps

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday June 13, 2018

In Luke 19, God cries. God weeps. God is sorrowful. It remained for Jesus of Nazareth to illustrate with thorns, nails and a crossbeam that at the center of the heart of a sovereign, omnipotent, omnipresent, all-powerful God, there is a cross. “And when he [Jesus] drew near and saw the city, he...

Steve’s Devotional - Growing in Grace

By: Steve Brown on Monday June 11, 2018

The problem is not that people don’t want to be better. They just don’t know how to get there. Many Christians simply give up because they think they have no other alternative. It’s the attitude of, “Given my sinful nature, I don’t have a choice. I won’t get any better no matter what I...

Perverting the Gospel

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday June 6, 2018

She wrote that her “deadly sins” were doing battle with each other. She struggles with gluttony and then when she gets the gluttony under control, she has to struggle with pride. As I read her email, I found myself laughing because I do the same thing. The battle between lust and...

Steve’s Devotional - Our Scars & His

By: Steve Brown on Monday June 4, 2018

Jesus refused to be a loner. Jesus is God and one of his attributes is self-sufficiency. The Westminster Confession of Faith states, “God hath all life, glory, goodness, blessedness, in and of himself; and is alone in and unto himself all-sufficient, not standing in need of any creatures which he...

How to Be a Good and Faithful Servant

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday May 30, 2018

Everybody has a secret. If you were required to reveal your secret to others, you would be so ashamed and mortified that you’d want to leave or crawl down into a hole to hide. Because of our secrets, most Christians believe that God is angry with us. God has called me to tell Christians the truth...

Steve’s Devotional - Why We Don’t Pray

By: Steve Brown on Monday May 28, 2018

It’s important at the outset to recognize that we have audience with the Ruler of the Universe. He has, by the covering of Christ, said that we can at any time be in touch with the Creator and Ruler of everything that is. We have been given an open door policy to God. You can be free of guilt by...

Including the Excluded

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday May 23, 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....

Steve’s Devotional - Kingdom Secrets

By: Steve Brown on Monday May 21, 2018

My mother, when she was alive, was not all that happy with what I taught and what I revealed about the family. In fact, my mother told her Sunday school class, “I’ve spent most of my life keeping the family secrets and I have a son who’s out telling them to the whole world!” You really are...