Day 8/20 – The Uniqueness of Grace

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 ‭‬‬ “Like many of you, the universe continues to overwhelm me”.  If you look for our nearest neighboring galaxy, its Andromeda.  “The… [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 8/8 – Parable of the Vineyard

Honesty  – Leviticus 19:11 (ESV)  “You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; you shall not lie to one another.”  Leviticus 19:11 “For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.” John 13:15 “God calls you to invest in the lives of others.  If you are a follower of Christ… [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 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 7/23 – Message and Messenger

Separate From the World  – 1 John 2:15-16 (ESV)  “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world— the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life —is… [More…]

Day 7/21 – The Experience of Believing

Put Christ First  – Matthew 6:33 (ESV)  “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”   Matthew 6:33 “Because He calls you to be the friend of sinners, and because you become like the people with whom you associate, it is imperative that you counter-balance your association with… [More…]

Day 7/17 – The Need to be Glorified

His Provision  – Philippians 4:19 (ESV)  “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:19 “The phrase “fear not” appears approximately seventy-five times in the Old Testament, always in reference to temporal circumstances.  God’s people are taught to fear Him and only Him.  “Come, ye children, hearken unto me:… [More…]

Day 7/9 – Opportunity to Leave

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 “Following Jesus has always been hard.  After delivering His discourse on the bread of life, “many of His disciples went… [More…]

Day 7/8 – A Lesson on Miracles

His Spirit  – 1 Corinthians 3:16 (ESV)  “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?”  1 Corinthians 3:16 “Jesus says, “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in… [More…]

Day 7/7 – A Time to Disobey

Assurance of Salvation  – John 5:24 (ESV)  “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.”   John 5:24 “Heaven is not a reward, it is a gift.” Walter A. Henrichsen (“Walt”)   ——:///// +++ A history… [More…]

Day 7/6 – The Peril of Self-reformation

Assurance of Salvation  – 1 John 5:13 (ESV)  “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life.”  1 John 5:13 “God gives you promises to encourage you to do His will, not so you can talk Him into doing your bidding.” Walter… [More…]

Day 7/5 – Experiencing Deliverance

Must Receive Christ  – Revelation 3:20 (ESV). “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with Me.”  Revelation 3:20 “It has been rightly said that a little faith will get you to Heaven, but a larger… [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 7/3 – Sensing a Need

Salvation Not by Works  – Titus 3:5 (ESV)  “He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,”  Titus 3:5 “I eagerly concede that good, Bible-teaching churches exist today, and I am grateful for them. Tragically, they are the… [More…]