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Hidden Agendas by Steve Brown is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. And when you purchase this book, all the money goes to support Keylife Network.
Keylife Network is located in Maitland, FL. Steve Brown is the president. The ministries mantra is, God’s not Mad at You.
Key Life exists to communicate that the deepest message of the ministry of Jesus and the Bible is the radical grace of God to sinners and sufferers. Because life is hard for everyone, grace is for all of us.
We believe the Bible reveals that this grace is amazing, scandalous, free, inexhaustible, mysterious, abundant, irresistible, costly, gratuitous, wondrous, overflowing and extravagant.
Put simply, grace means that because of what Jesus has done, when you run to him, God’s not mad at you. In fact, he loves you: “God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
Keylife broadcasts hope every time I listen to their podcasts. I’ve learned so much from them, mostly that God is not angry with me and loves me no matter what; a truth my heart desperately needs.
Their broadcast this week reminded me that no matter how difficult things have been these past two years, that I am free from the pressure of all the secrets I once kept.
Free from the heaviness of the mask I wore.
Free to be loved for who I really am.
Thank God I am free.
I praise God for this reminder.
Steve’s book Hidden Agendas I believe goes to the root of one of the reasons why abuse is running rampant in our churches. There is so much pressure on us to be better than what we are, and when we feel this pressure we often hide our sins.
And sin grows in the dark.
The church doesn’t feel like a very safe place anymore to me, not only because of hidden-agendas, but also because we as Christians just don’t seem to know what to do with our sins.
Why is it so hard to just accept that we are broken and needy and in desperate need of Him?
Why do we forget that He says His strength is made perfect in our weaknesses?
I don’t have all the answers, but Steve’s book is a great place to start.
And as difficult as it is for me to trust after everything that’s happened, I believe Steve is the real deal.
Read his book. You’ll be glad you did!