Grace: The Heart of God

Grace: The Heart of God

Steve Brown Steve Brown
Wednesday December 12, 2018

grace 101

Life simply won’t work without the safety net of God’s grace. If you’re like me, what defines you and your life includes your issues, your secrets, your need to achieve, your desire to please people and your ambition. It is therefore important to place grace at the very foundation of such a life to understand God’s unconditional acceptance and love. If you don’t and then fail big time (and we all will), your life will end up meaningless and empty.

Steve’s Devotional - How to be Christmas to the World

Steve’s Devotional - How to be Christmas to the World

Steve Brown Steve Brown
Monday December 3, 2018

steve's devotional

As you may know, most of my life I’ve been a Scrooge about Christmas. While I still sometimes struggle with that, I’m a lot better. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s because I’m growing in Christ, maybe Anna’s Christmas spirit is transforming me or it could be that I’m no longer a pastor with all the work a pastor has to do at Christmas.

Steve’s Devotional - Don’t Block the Light

Steve’s Devotional - Don’t Block the Light

Steve Brown Steve Brown
Monday November 26, 2018

steve's devotional

I suspect that, if the innkeeper had known the whole story, he would have made room in his inn. If he was savvy in marketing, he could have made a buck or two on it. If he really knew, he could have created a “Jesus Suite” and advertised it in the newspapers…maybe even put up a bronze plaque that read: “Jesus was born here.”

The Sound of Exploding Wineskins

The Sound of Exploding Wineskins

Key Life Key Life
Friday November 23, 2018

steve's sermons

The church is changing, and God has called us to put new wine into new wineskins. The church’s old wineskins are about the hardening of institutional arteries and control. However, the cross of Christ has removed that leverage. Join Steve as he teaches from Matthew 9:9-17 and drink from God’s freeing fountain of unconditional love, forgiveness and contagious laughter.

Be Thankful (Whether or Not You Feel Like It)

Be Thankful (Whether or Not You Feel Like It)

Steve Brown Steve Brown
Thursday November 22, 2018

grace 101

I suppose we have to be thankful on Thanksgiving. The rest of the year we can “cuss and spit” and complain. But how can I be thankful? Each morning when I go to God, my prayer starts with my list of complaints, my fears and anxieties, and my list of things about which I am certainly not grateful. He always listens and waits until I’m spent. Then God says, “You through?”

Speaking Truth to Power

Speaking Truth to Power

Key Life Key Life
Friday November 16, 2018

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How do you speak truth when it gets people angry? Or when they simply don’t care? Our culture has drastically changed and is in desperate need of truth. As Christians, we’re called to speak it. And speaking truth to power is more important now than ever. Watch as Steve teaches from Acts 5 about speaking our truth Jesus’ way.