Day 8/16 – An Inconsistent Bible

Trials & Testing  – James‬ ‭1:2-4‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”  James‬ ‭1:2-4 “I don’t want my life to be explainable without the Holy Spirit.… [More…]

Day 8/11 – Confrontation

Faith  – Romans 4:20-21 (ESV)  “No unbelief made Him waver concerning the promise of God, but He grew strong in his faith as He gave glory to God,fully convinced that God was able to do what He had promised.”  Romans 4:20-21 “What is fruit? Galatians 5:22 defines it as love — love which is joy, love which is… [More…]

Day 8/3 – The Spirit Departed

Love  – 1 John 3:18 (ESV)  “Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.”  1 John 3:18 “Most Christians never associate joy with repentance. But repentance is actually the mother of all joy in Jesus. Without it, there can be no joy. Yet, any believer who walks in repentance will… [More…]

Day 7/31 – Manipulation — II

Develop A 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 “You struggle in your faith simply because it is faith.  Dying to self is a… [More…]

Day 7/24 – The Inadequacy of Reason

Separate From the World  – Romans 12:2 (ESV)  “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”  Romans 12:2  “A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not… [More…]

Day 7/2 – Contrasting Ministries

Salvation Not by Works  – Ephesians 2:8-9 (ESV)  “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.  Ephesians 2:8-9 Biblical “Commandments are by their nature clear and concise; you find them in the imperative… [More…]

Day 6/27 – The Desire to Retire

All Have Sinned  – Isaiah 53:6 (ESV). “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.”  Isaiah 53:6 “People argue that some of the biblical commands are cultural; they apply to the culture of that day, but not to ours.… [More…]

Day 6/13 – The Price of Expediency

Be a Reproducer  – II Timothy‬ ‭2:2‬ ‭NKJV  “And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”  ‭‭II Timothy 2:2 “Right now counts forever.”  R C Sproul ——:///// +++ A history of these Daily Devotions can be found at: lylebrennan.com.  This email contains,… [More…]

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 4/25 – Submit To Your Husbands

His Strength  – Isaiah 41:10 (ESV)  “…fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”  Isaiah 41:10 “Paul says, “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of… [More…]

Day 4/17 – The Return of Christ

Salvation Not by Works  – Ephesians 2:8-9 (ESV)  “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.  Ephesians 2:8-9  “God doesn’t need a lot to do a lot. All David had was five stones.… [More…]

Day 4/13 – Hope In vs. Hope For

Sin’s Penalty  – Romans 6:23 (ESV)  “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Romans 6:23 “People can accept, distort, manipulate, and reject whatever evidence they see.  Your only reliable gauge remains God’s Word.  If He said it, you can count on His doing it. Are you… [More…]

Day 3/1 – Love, Grace, and Faith

Love  – John 13:34-35 (ESV)“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”  John 13:34-35 “When you go through struggles, you need someone… [More…]