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…]

Day 2/6 – Love For Profit

His Spirit  – 1 Corinthians 2:12 (ESV)  “Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God.”  1 Corinthians 2:12 “One of the most precious gifts an individual can bring to the marriage bed is purity.  Prior experience causes the mind… [More…]

Day 1/21 – Rejoicing in the Plight of Others

Fellowship  – Hebrews 10:24-25 (ESV)  “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”  Hebrews 10:24-25 Sharing the Gospel: “Three things silence a man when he… [More…]

Day 1/19 – Correction and Punishment

Prayer  – Philippians 4:6-7 (ESV). “…do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:6-7 “Your reactions reveal more about your holiness than your… [More…]

Day 1/16 – The Biblical Basis of Significance

The Word  – 2 Timothy 3:16 (ESV)  “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,”  2 Timothy 3:16 “…what the mind chooses to think about or dwell on is controlled by the will.  You can choose to meditate on the goodness of God or on your wounded… [More…]

Day 1/9 – Learning Obedience

Is there fruit?  – James‬ ‭1:22‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “But be doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”  James‬ ‭1:22 “You take into eternity the essence of what you are in the process of becoming in this life. The process of sanctification is not just for your temporal existence; it has far-reaching implications for the quality of… [More…]

Day 1/8 – A Heart For Obedience

Life is but a vapor in eternity  – Psalms‬ ‭90:12‬  ‭‬‬“So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.”‬ Psalms‬ ‭90:12 “…the path from God is independence; the path to God is dependence.  God uses chaos to teach people their need of Him.  Never cease thanking God for chaos.”  Walter A. Henrichsen (“Walt”) ——://///… [More…]