Baby Jesus Didn’t Stay That Way

By: Steve Brown on Monday December 25, 2017

“God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His...

We Can’t Get Away from Jesus

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday December 20, 2017

Frankly, I’m not altogether bothered by the fact that they have “taken Christ out of Christmas.” I don’t get uptight that Santa is more important than Jesus. It doesn’t bother me a whole lot that the politically correct crowd won’t sing Christmas carols in the public schools or they...

Steve’s Devotional - The God Who Came

By: Steve Brown on Monday December 18, 2017

So if want to know God—to really know him—watch what he does. Drawing on the account of Christ’s birth in Luke 2:1-7 and his description in Hebrews 1:1-3, what is the nature of the God who came? God is Autonomous God’s action is one-sided. Because God is God, anything you know about him,...

I Love You… Is That Okay?

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday December 13, 2017

The Christmas season is a time when a lot of people are trying to tell us what is important and valuable. They put up Christmas trees in October. They started playing Christmas music in November. We are inundated by those who say… Our laptops are out of date. Our clothes are old fashioned. Our...

Steve’s Devotional – How to Go to God

By: Steve Brown on Monday December 11, 2017

My first reaction to that was, “Oh, come on now, you don’t have to be on speaking terms with God…he loves you. You just talk to him the way you talk to a friend.” While what I said was true, it is not as simple as that. One of the problems with parents is that we sometimes forget what it...

What I’ll Remember This Christmas

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday December 6, 2017

As an illustration, he told us about working in a factory when he was younger. Kevin said that they hired a lot of people and there was little, to no, training. They put him in front of a computer with no instructions. Kevin even tried to look over his co-workers’ shoulders to learn from them, but...

Steve’s Devotional - If You Need Therapy

By: Steve Brown on Monday December 4, 2017

Then there is the guilt I feel. My late friend, Rusty Anderson, used to say that he liked everything that went along with Christmas…but Jesus. Rusty said that he liked the parties, the food, the presents and the family…but Jesus messed it all up. As he enjoyed all that went along with the...

When God Got Specific

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday November 29, 2017

Wesley answered, “I believe that Christ died for the sins of the world.” “But, Mr. Wesley,” Zinzendorf said, “I didn’t ask you that. Did Christ die for your sins?” A good question. In Matthew 16, Jesus went to his disciples and asked them, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”...