Steve’s Devotional - I’m Confused about God

Steve Brown
Monday February 20, 2017

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I’m confused about God and I’m confused a lot (but if you say I said that, I’ll say you lied). God ought to be very angry…but he’s not. God’s love should not be unconditional…but it is. God should have washed his hands of us a long time ago…but he hasn’t. That confuses me.

Steve’s Devotional - Is Grace Too Good to Be True?

Steve Brown
Monday February 13, 2017

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As a pastor I felt called to admonish people to get better. Do you have any idea how hard that was? It was my job description to get people to stop doing what they clearly did not want to stop doing. It was my purpose in life to get people to stop sinning. The fact is, people like to sin or they wouldn’t sin.

Steve’s Devotional – The Cost of Getting Over Your Fear

Steve Brown
Monday January 30, 2017

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When you get right down to it, most people are not as interested in freedom as they are in security. Given the clear option between freedom (with its attendant responsibility and problems) and dictatorship (with its attendant structure and limits), most people pick dictatorship every time. Why? Because we want to be secure and safe, not free and responsible.

Steve’s Devotional - Daring to Doubt

Steve Brown
Monday January 2, 2017

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Do you have doubts about the faith? “No,” you say, “I’ve been a Christian for years.” You don’t understand. I didn’t ask if you were a Christian or not. I asked if you had some doubts, perhaps a nagging question in the back of your mind, “Is this stuff really true?” It’s okay to ask that question. In fact, it’s normal.