Day 9/26 – Earthen Vessels

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 “The ability to be a disciple is ours through the resources of Jesus Christ (2 Pet. 1: 3); the… [More…]

Day 9/24 – Tempting God

Christ Paid the Penalty  – 1 Peter 3:18 (ESV)  “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the Righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,”  1 Peter 3:18  “Christianity is a religion of rescue. It is designed for the desperate. It is… [More…]

Day 9/1 – Prosperity Without Power

Ministry is the Believer’s privilege & responsibility   – II Timothy‬ ‭4:2‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “Preach the Word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.”  II Timothy 4:2 …there are four spiritual disciplines we must employ: “study the Bible through; pray it in; live it out; pass it on. Prayer, the Word,… [More…]

Day 8/29 – A Second Tithe

Loving God Means Obeying His Commandments  – II John‬ ‭1:5-6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “…that we love one another.” “This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it.”  II John‬ ‭1:5-6‬ “You can easily develop an adversarial relationship with government over what you… [More…]

Day 8/28 – Competition and Oppression

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 “Faith in Christ is not blind submission, but intelligent assent.  You cannot follow Christ without the use of your reason.  “Try the spirits whether they are of God.” I John 4:1    Testing requires the use… [More…]

Day 8/22 – Choosing Your Standard

The impossible made possible – Luke 1:‬37 NKJV  “For with God nothing will be impossible.”  Luke 1:‬37 “…to the degree that you understand your depravity and propensity to drift into trouble, you will eagerly submit to the authority of Christ in your life.”     Walter A. Henrichsen (“Walt”) ——:///// +++ A history of these Daily Devotions along with other… [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 8/17 – An Ill-defined Bible

Trusting God  – Philippians‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;”   Philippians‬ ‭4:6 “God rewards on the basis of faithfulness to opportunity; labor, not results.”  Walt Heinrich  ——:///// +++ A history of these Daily Devotions along with other valuable Resources can be found… [More…]

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 8/12 – Legalism

Good Works  – Galatians 6:9-10 (ESV)  “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”  Galatians 6:9-10 “God brings suffering into your… [More…]

Day 8/10 – The Discipline of the Father

Faith  – Hebrews 11:6 (ESV)  “And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.”  Hebrews 11:6 “When you make Jesus the standard, the more you grow in Christ the more aware you are of your depravity.”    Walter A.… [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 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…]