Day 12/5 – The Discouragement of Comparison

Christ the Center  – Galatians 2:20 (ESV)  “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”  Galatians 2:20 +++ “Discipleship is our… [More…]

Day 11/28 – Two Kinds of Law

Psalm 100 – Thanksgiving  1 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.  2 Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. 3 Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.  4 Enter into… [More…]

Day 11/23/2019 – Rebellion Blinds

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 ‬ ‬  ‬  “Paul calls attention to the essential ingredient in order for worship to be accepted by… [More…]

Day 11/22 – Wheat and Straw

Belief in Action  – II John‬ ‭1:9-11‬ ‭NKJV  “Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor… [More…]

Day 11/20 – Doing Hard Things

Eternal Word  – II John‬ ‭1:2‬ NKJV  “because of the truth which abides in us and will be with us forever:” II John‬ ‭1:2‬  ‬  Miracles: “There may be times when your heart longs for outward manifestations of His power.  Remember, if they are for you, you are asking Him to let you walk by sight rather than faith,… [More…]

Day 11/12 – God Reveals Himself

Die to self  – John‬ ‭12:24‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.” John‬ ‭12:24‬ ‭‬‬ “Your self-denial does not attract a watching world.  Many walk around in self­ deprivation, scaring those who meet them.  Nor do… [More…]

Day 11/11 – Fear and Pride

His Light in you  – Mathew 5:16  “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”  Mathew 5:16 “Life is wasted if we do not grasp the glory of the cross, cherish it for the treasure that it is, and cleave to it as the highest price… [More…]

Day 11/10 – Keeping Score

Purity  – Philippians 4:8  “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”  Philippians 4:8 “The followers of Christ have always known that helping… [More…]

Day 11/8 – Death to Self

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 “The moment you enlist in the army of God, you personally become… [More…]

Day 11/6 – Your Standard of Living

Invest for the Long Term…Lay Up Your Treasures in Heaven  – Matthew 6:19-21 NKJV  “19 Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break… [More…]

Day 11/5 – Caution vs. Unbelief

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 “You cannot know what you do not know unless God reveals it to you.” … “Never become frustrated with the non-Christian’s inability… [More…]

Day 11/3 – Establishing Habits

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 “God did not give you your vocation for the purpose of making money.  Our Lord clearly teaches… [More…]

Day 11/1 – Idolatry

Honesty  – Acts 24:16 (ESV)  “So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man.”  Acts 24:16 “The only difference between a vocational Christian worker and the laity is how the ministry is funded.”  Walter A. Henrichsen (“Walt H”) ——:///// A history of these Daily Devotions along with other valuable Resources can be found… [More…]

Day 10/31 – Gratitude and Humility

Honesty  – Leviticus 19:11 (ESV)  “You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; you shall not lie to one another.”  Leviticus 19:11 “God will meet you where you are in order to take you where He wants you to go.”  –Tony Evans ——:///// A history of these Daily Devotions along with other valuable Resources can be found at: https://lylebrennan.com. … [More…]

Day 10/30 – The Mystery

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 “Those who say that they look forward to retirement testify that they have lost their purpose for living here on earth.  God did not give you your life… [More…]

Day 10/29 – Three Kinds of Progress

Purity  – Ephesians 5:3 (ESV)  “But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints.”  Ephesians 5:3 “God will never do for you what you can do for yourself.  What can be done by man will not be done by Christ; Jesus never worked needless miracles.  The miraculous only begins… [More…]

Day 10/28 – The Limits of Patience

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…]