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 8/13 – Provision

Good Works  – Matthew 5:16 (ESV)  “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”  Matthew 5:16  “We never grow closer to God when we just live life. It takes deliberate pursuit and attentiveness.”  Francis Chan ——:///// +++ A history… [More…]

Day 8/9 – A Man Sent From God

Honesty  – Acts 24:16 (ESV)  “So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man.”  Acts 24:16 “God has allowed hard things in your life so you can show the world that your God is great and that knowing Him brings peace and joy, even when life is hard.”  Francis Chan ——:///// +++ A… [More…]

Day 8/7 – Ministering and Learning

Purity  – 1 Peter 2:11 (ESV)  “Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.”  1 Peter 2:11 “When we become overly concerned about our appearance, our spiritual reputation, our coolness, and our acceptance, we are living as citizens of this world rather than as… [More…]

Day 8/5 – A Biblical Response

Humility  – 1 Peter 5:5-6 (ESV)  “Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you,”  1 Peter… [More…]

Day 8/2 – Repentance

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 “… our marriage problems are not really marriage… [More…]

Day 7/30 – Manipulation

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 “It’s crazy, if you think about it. The… [More…]

Day 7/22 – Signs and Wisdom

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 “God doesn’t call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are not afraid to put ourselves in situations… [More…]

Day 7/16 – A Sense of Ownership

His Provision  – Romans 8:32 (ESV)  “He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him graciously give us all things?”  Romans 8:32 “Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.”  Francis Chang ——:///// +++ A… [More…]

Day 7/11 – Pollution

His Strength  – Philippians 4:13 (ESV)  “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”  Philippians 4:13 “Lukewarm people give money to charity and to the church…so long as it doesn’t impinge on their standard of living. Lukewarm people tend to choose what is popular over what is right. Lukewarm people don’t really want to be saved… [More…]

Day 7/4 – Responding in Obedience – Happy 4th of July

Must Receive Christ  – John 1:12 (ESV). “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,”  John 1:12 “If you really want to experience God, go and make disciples.” Francis Chan ——:///// +++ A history of these Daily Devotions can be found at: lylebrennan.com.  This… [More…]

Day 6/28 – Finding God

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 “God interrupt whatever we are doing so that we can join You in what You’re doing” Francis Chan ——:///// +++ A history of these Daily Devotions can be found… [More…]

Day 6/23 – Tired of the Battle

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 “I want the joy of knowing that I am doing… [More…]