The Key to Living, Dying…and Pain

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday February 20, 2019

But that may not be the case. Breaking ropes are not necessarily the major concern of God. He may have other priorities. When the rope breaks and there seems to be no reason, no meaning behind the breaking rope, the hurt we experience is compounded. You do have a choice in how you view the world...

Steve’s Devotional - Getting to Know God

By: Steve Brown on Monday February 18, 2019

God’s Closeness When you pray, remember God’s closeness. In “Our Father in heaven” the word for “Father” that Jesus uses was the Aramaic word “abba,” a term of endearment with which a child would refer to his or her loving father. It can be translated as “poppa,” “daddy,” or...

Risky Love

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday February 13, 2019

You’ve heard the story about the chicken and the pig that walked by the house of a very poor man who couldn’t afford breakfast. The chicken suggested that they should, out of compassion for the man’s plight, help him out with breakfast. The pig replied, “That is fine for you to say. If we...

Steve’s Devotional - Come to Jesus

By: Steve Brown on Monday February 11, 2019

If you are a searcher—having never found the reality of Jesus Christ in your life—pay attention.  Jesus shows us how to come to him. Thirst “You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me” (John 5:39). The presupposition...

A Healed Cripple Doesn’t Have to Be Encouraged to Walk

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday February 6, 2019

My pastor asked and so I preached for the first Sunday in Advent. I’m generally not that happy about preaching during the Christmas season. Millions and millions of Advent sermons have been preached. Everything that needs to be said has already been said and more often than not, it’s been said...

Steve’s Devotional - Lessons from Pain

By: Steve Brown on Monday February 4, 2019

Both of his hips were malformed, he had an overbite that prevented him from eating properly, and he had some other serious internal problems. Quincy had a hip operation in the first year of his life, and it was very painful. He was with the vet (an experience that, before the operation, had been...

Christians Are Human Too

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday January 30, 2019

Not too long ago a man came to see me who was one the most miserable looking individuals I have ever seen. As we talked I discovered he had made some very important promises to God. He had promised he would give his life wholly and completely to God. He had promised that at every opportunity he...

Steve’s Devotional - Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

By: Steve Brown on Monday January 28, 2019

On Steve Brown Etc. we have interviewed a whole lot of people about the economy, war, the environment, world poverty, politics (and the list goes on) and the general impression is that we’re all going to die! It’s bad and it’s going to get a lot worse. There is a wonderful story in 2 Kings...