Day 8/18 – The Foundation of Grace

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  “And some believed the things which were spoken, and… [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 8/9 – 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 8/5 – 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 7/1 – The Importance of Action

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 “…idolization of change and progress, have led the church to believe that preservation is… [More…]

Day 6/16 – Perform for the Correct Audience

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 “The Christian life requires hard work. Our sanctification is a process wherein we are coworkers with God. We have the… [More…]

Day 6/5 – Don’t Hesitate to Ask

God of all and over everything  – Luke 1:‬37 NKJV  “For with God nothing will be impossible.”  Luke 1:‬37 “Here then, is the real problem of our negligence. We fail in our duty to study God’s Word not so much because it is difficult to understand, not so much because it is dull and boring, but because it is… [More…]

Day 5/30 – The Double Edge of Responsibility

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 “Why are you here?  The whole of Scripture asserts that this life is… [More…]

Day 5/23 – The Life of Death

Honesty  – Acts 24:16 (ESV)  “So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man.”  Acts 24:16 “At the moment I sin, I desire the sin more than I desire to please God.”   R C Sproul ——:///// +++ A history of these Daily Devotions can be found at: lylebrennan.com.  This email contains, sequentially: Memory… [More…]

Day 5/11 – Controlling The Work Of God

Serve Others  – 2 Corinthians 4:5 (ESV)  “For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.”  2 Corinthians 4:5 “Much of the modern church is ashamed to mention such countercultural topics as the differing roles of the sexes, disciplining wayward believers for disobedience, and extramarital sex or… [More…]

Day 5/10 – Measuring the Work of God

Serve Others  – Mark 10:45 (ESV)  “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”  Mark 10:45 “An axiom of Scripture is: Steward the temporal; give your life in exchange for the eternal. Keep the value of your possessions in proper perspective; they… [More…]

Day 5/9 – Creating The Work Of God

Be Steadfast  – Hebrews 12:3 (ESV)  “Consider Him who endured from sinners such hostility against Himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.”  Hebrews 12:3 “Every sin is an act of cosmic treason, a futile attempt to dethrone God in His sovereign authority.”  R C Sproul ——:///// +++ A history of these Daily Devotions can be… [More…]

Day 5/8 – Contributing To The Work of God

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 “There are at least two ways to judge if a church is apostate: 1) Is what it teaches biblically true? and 2)… [More…]

Day 4/20 – Strive For Obscurity

Check out this Easter short 3 1/2 minute  video:  https://youtu.be/cikenKl92Og  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 “…you will never experience a time when you are… [More…]

Day 1/7 – Love and Hate

Our life Manual  – “Your Word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.”  Psalms‬ ‭119:105‬ ‭NKJV‬ ‬“The story or each person’s encounter with God differs with the variety of snowflakes or fingerprints.  Nevertheless, all who encounter Christ have this two­ pronged response of unworthiness and a willingness to follow His leadership.  If either is… [More…]