Day 12/6 – Showing Favoritism

Obedience to Christ  – Romans 12:1 (ESV)  “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.”  Romans 12:1 +++ “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians… [More…]

Day 10/17 – The Ways of God II

Be Steadfast  – 1 Corinthians 15:58 (ESV)  “Therefore, my beloved Brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”  1 Corinthians 15:58  “The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in… [More…]

Day 10/14 – The Power of Sin

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 “We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” –Chuck Swindoll “Unless the Holy Spirit opens the eyes of… [More…]

Day 9/25 – Grief and Anger

Salvation Not by Works  – Ephesians 2:8-9 (ESV)  “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.  Ephesians 2:8-9  “God can make the very worst things that ever happened in your life to work… [More…]

Day 7/20 – A Time of Testing

His Help in Temptation  – Psalm 119:9-11 (ESV). “How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your Word. With my whole heart I seek You; let me not wander from Your commandments! I have stored up Your Word in my heart, that I might not sin against You.”   Psalm 119:9-11 “Whenever… [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 7/4 – 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…]

Day 7/2 – Contrasting Ministries

Salvation Not by Works  – Ephesians 2:8-9 (ESV)  “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.  Ephesians 2:8-9 Biblical “Commandments are by their nature clear and concise; you find them in the imperative… [More…]

Day 6/29 – Who is Meeting Your Needs?

Sin’s Penalty  – Hebrews 9:27 (ESV)  “And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,”  Hebrews 9:27 “…it’s easier to make an informed decision about our next smart phones than to examine the darkness of our souls and expose them to the Light that has come into the world. It’s easier… [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 6/26 – False Impressions

All Have Sinned  – Romans 3:23 (ESV)  “…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”  Romans 3:23 Do we let our culture/traditions supersede God’s commands? Jesus speaking in Mark 7:6-9 said: 6 … “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written:    These people honor me with their lips,     but their… [More…]

Day 5/20 – Skepticism and Faith

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 “The difference between a knife in the hand of an assassin and a surgeon is intent.  Both inflict severe pain.  You must decide whether God is an assassin or a surgeon.  But remember, your… [More…]

Day 4/18 – Faith and Hope

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 “You learn to live and you live to learn.  Unused muscles tend to become stiff and atrophy; exercise keeps them… [More…]

Day 4/17 – The Return of Christ

Salvation Not by Works  – Ephesians 2:8-9 (ESV)  “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.  Ephesians 2:8-9  “God doesn’t need a lot to do a lot. All David had was five stones.… [More…]