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My name is Steve Davis. As you’ll see on this page, I like to teach. This site is loaded with my teaching on everything from marriage to Biblical prophecy. If you look around long enough, you may find a sermon on how the church should address LGBTQ individuals, a series on racism, and a book on military families. There’s also a daily, one-minute devotional I call the Jumpstart and a few other tidbits.

So poke around, subscribe to the podcast, and learn a few things about how to let your faith and Bible knowledge impact your world in meaningful ways. (Also feel free to check out the church I pastor. I like it a lot.)

Today’s Jumpstart

The spiritual equivalent of that first cup of coffee…

The easiest way to get the Jumpstart five days a week is to follow me on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, or Twitter.

To see the Jumpstart archive–as well as a few Back Deck Bible Studies–click here.

This Week’s Sermon

This Series

Sermon Series Archive

It started my back deck, during the Covid lockdown. Not knowing what else to do, I strapped my phone to my deck and started recording a Bible study on Facebook Live. We focused on digging deep enough to try to hear what the original hearers heard and how they applied the Bible in their world so we could better live it in ours.

Things have changed a little. To make the podcast audio better, I record in my studio, but we still show it on Facebook Live on Monday mornings around 11:30.

And we still investigate the Bible from that same fresh perspective. Not content with surface discussion or simply rephrasing what cultural Christianity says, we dig deep and strive to apply what we learned.

That’s what the Back Deck Bible Study is all about.

(Here’s a direct link to the study on Revelation videos.)

Back Deck Bible Study Podcast

Acts 8 26-40 Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch Back Deck Bible Study

Episode 52. From a sermon on Acts 8, we look at how Philip, operating in the peace God gives, was able to accomplish some incredible, life-changing things.
  1. Acts 8 26-40 Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch
  2. Acts 8 1-25
  3. Acts 7: Stephen's Speech
  4. Acts 6
  5. Acts 5:11-42

Subscribe or view past episodes here


Sermons by Series

Spout Springs YouTube Site An extensive archive of past messages.


Some articles that I like, some that I wrote, all to make you think.


And occasionally I get the urge to write a book.