Day 9/14 – The Value of Self-discipline

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 “If you want that splendid power in Prayer, you… [More…]

Day 9/4 – A Multiplying Ministry

Is there Fruit in your life?  – James‬ ‭1:22‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “But be doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”  James‬ ‭1:22 “When people observe that your life is in harmony with the (Gospel) message, they may not believe, but they know in their conscience that they have met truth.”    Walter A. Henrichsen (“Walt”) ——:///// +++… [More…]

Day 9/2 – The House of Mourning

God’s Word is the Light in the world  – Psalms‬ ‭119:105‬ ‭NKJV‬‬. “Your Word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.”  Psalms‬ ‭119:105 “But I say to you whoever: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you.”   Luke‬… [More…]

Day 8/31 – The Importance of a Vow

Bear Fruit, a Qualification  – John 15:4 NKJV  “Abide in Me, and I (Jesus) in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.” John 15:4 John 8:36  says: “So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.”  “This is the… [More…]

Day 8/25 – Marriage or Celibacy

Do you want Wisdom & Understanding?  –  Job 28:28 And to man He said,‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that iswisdom, And to depart from evil isunderstanding.’  “”… Yea, let God be true, but every man a liar … ”   Romans 3:4    There are times when people say, ‘I prayed and nothing happened.’ ‘I had devotions and it’s not working.’ ‘I… [More…]

Day 8/23 – Three Kinds of People

How do you handle correction?  – Proverbs‬ ‭17:10‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “Rebuke is more effective for a wise man than a hundred blows on a fool.”  Proverbs‬ ‭17:10 “This is the Christian walk: to use our spiritual gifts to edify the Body, to love one another and serve one another selflessly, to show sacrificial behavior in our marriages and raising… [More…]

Day 8/21 – Unity and Union

Who are you? …really?  – Proverbs 23:7 NKJV  “For as he thinks in his heart, so ishe…”  Proverbs 23:7 “You can no longer view people “after the flesh.”  All are of equal worth and significance in the economy of God, and you must view them through that lens. This does not come naturally.  You must discipline yourself to treat people with… [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 6/21 – Testing One Another

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 Godly shame: …”we have lost our capacity for shame,… [More…]

Day 6/17 – Manipulation and Influence

Obedience to Christ  – John 14:21 (ESV)  “Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.” John 14:21 “…Herein lies the cardinal difference between the moralizing religions and Jesus’ offer to us… Jesus… [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 5/10 – Measuring the Work of God

Serve Others  – Mark 10:45 (ESV)  “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”  Mark 10:45 “An axiom of Scripture is: Steward the temporal; give your life in exchange for the eternal. Keep the value of your possessions in proper perspective; they… [More…]