Steve Brown Monday April 4, 2016 Are you guilty? Do you struggle with sin? The truth is that we are all (without exception) sinners who don’t deserve or merit God’s grace. We are all bad folks badly in need of God’s grace. “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us” (1 John 1:8). “In due time Christ died for the ungodly” (Romans 5:6) God is not a spoilsport who wants to stop you from having a good time. Sin is not what you want to do…but can’t. Sin is what you shouldn’t do because itRead More →

Steve Brown Monday February 1, 2016 Have you ever read the book of Esther? The more I study it, the more I like it. One of the most interesting things about Esther is that it’s the only book in the Bible where the name of God is never mentioned…not even once. Not only that, there is no prayer, no reference to Scripture, no worship, no condemnation of sin, no lifting up of the moral standards of the law, and no indication that the actions of the leading character, Esther, who seduced the king before marriage, are wrong. It’s a reminder that God works through someRead More →

Steve Brown Monday January 18, 2016 My name is Martha. Maybe yours is too. You remember the story from Luke 10. Jesus is invited to the home of Mary and Martha. John tells us that Jesus loved Mary, Martha and their brother Lazarus. Lazarus had died and Jesus raised him from the dead. (By the way, after I die, don’t do the resuscitation thing with me. Just leave me be. Poor Lazarus had to die twice. Once is quite enough, thank you very much.) At any rate, the incident described in Luke seems to be the first time Jesus visited the home of the threeRead More →

By: Steve Brown on Monday November 23, 2015 How do you believe? If you struggle with unbelief and doubt, it’s important to take a closer look in order to understand it. In fact, it’s of eternal importance. What is the nature of unbelief? And what are the consequences of unbelief? Unbelief is often the result of unbelief. “But although He had done so many signs before them, they did not believe in Him, that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke: ‘Lord, who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?’ Therefore theyRead More →

Key Life

By: Steve Brown on Monday October 19, 2015 We’re living in the between time…and we aren’t Home yet. Life is hard. How do we survive? How can we be joyous in a bad world? In Numbers 10, the people of God blew trumpets in the wilderness. That’s almost impossible to believe. Let me paint you a picture… They were nomads living in tents out in the wilderness for 40 long years (40 years to make an 11 day trip). All they had to eat was manna soup, manna casserole and manna omelets mixed with quail. The people of God had absolutely nothing–no gold or silver–andRead More →