Day 5/23 – The Life of Death

Honesty  – Acts 24:16 (ESV)  “So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man.”  Acts 24:16 “At the moment I sin, I desire the sin more than I desire to please God.”   R C Sproul ——:///// +++ A history of these Daily Devotions can be found at: lylebrennan.com.  This email contains, sequentially: Memory… [More…]

Day 5/22 – Hope and Skepticism

Honesty  – Leviticus 19:11 (ESV)  “You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; you shall not lie to one another.”  Leviticus 19:11 “No matter who we are, we all have presuppositions that we are forced to base our lives on but cannot prove. It is as though God has woven faith into the fabric of the universe.… [More…]

Day 5/18 – Doing Things For God

Humility  – Philippians 2:3-4 (ESV)  “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3-4  “Jesus Christ is sovereign over earth, but what we do on earth has profound spiritual implications for… [More…]

Day 5/14 – Faith and Reason

Develop World Vision  – Acts 1:8 (ESV)  “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”  Acts 1:8 “The prophet Daniel serves as an example of how to thrive in a hostile culture.… [More…]

Day 5/13 – An Oath

Give Generously  – 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 (ESV). “The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”  2 Corinthians 9:6-7 “If you really believe something, it will… [More…]

Day 5/11 – Controlling The Work Of God

Serve Others  – 2 Corinthians 4:5 (ESV)  “For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.”  2 Corinthians 4:5 “Much of the modern church is ashamed to mention such countercultural topics as the differing roles of the sexes, disciplining wayward believers for disobedience, and extramarital sex or… [More…]

Day 5/8 – Contributing To The Work of God

Be Steadfast  – 1 Corinthians 15:58 (ESV)  “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”  1 Corinthians 15:58 “There are at least two ways to judge if a church is apostate: 1) Is what it teaches biblically true? and 2)… [More…]

Day 5/5 – Let the Text Make Its Case

Put Christ First  – Luke 9:23 (ESV)  “And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”  Luke 9:23 “If you wish to be godly, associate with godly people.  If you have a heart for evangelism, spend time with those doing it.  If you… [More…]

Day 5/4 – The Sentence of Death

Put Christ First  – Matthew 6:33 (ESV)  “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”   Matthew 6:33 “Let them see You in me;  Let them hear You when I speak; Let them feel You when I sing; Let them see You; let them see You in me.”  J… [More…]

Day 5/3 – The Ministry of Suffering

His Help in Temptation  – Psalm 119:9-11 (ESV). “How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your Word. With my whole heart I seek You; let me not wander from Your commandments! I have stored up Your Word in my heart, that I might not sin against You.”   Psalm 119:9-11 “If… [More…]