Posts by Jeff

The Anchored Heart

I spoke at length last night with a Christian woman who admitted her occasional struggles with whether or not she has truly been saved. This is not a rare conversation for me to have with someone in the Church. Numerous factors can assault our personal sense of assurance that we are safe within the hand…

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Beholding The New Thing

Jeff Lyle

Dear Kingdom Leaders (and all who follow them), Both the testimony of experience and the testimony of Scripture teach us that Kingdom leaders will need to endure short seasons of loneliness. It is far better for you to experience that loneliness on the leading edge of what God is doing next, than to experience that…

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Amid The Chaos & Clamor…

In just a few days we will pause and remember that, eighteen years ago, some of our enemies did great harm to us.  Terror was introduced to our homeland as a visible reality, and no longer could it be pushed to the outer edges of our thinking.  The bad guys brought to the core of…

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Dispelling Your Doubts

Some mornings I wake up and wonder why God let me. It is not often but I must confess the occasional morning when my first thought is that I am ill-equipped to live the life assigned to me. Every now and then, before the sun rises, strong doubts arise in my heart and an unhealthy…

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Down With The Veil, Up With The Banner

Lord Jesus, Today, Great Savior, work in us powerfully so that our hearts, minds and wills are centered in Your mighty love.  Help us, O King, not be distracted by even the best of all those lesser things which beg for our attention.  May your Love ride on the top of every powerful worship song…

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A Runway For Monday

It is no secret that I am not overly fond of Mondays. I apologize if that disappoints you, but I have never liked Mondays. Thanks to The Bangles 1986 hit, Manic Monday, I have even had a theme song to serve as permission for me to dislike Mondays. Yet, Mondays do not give me a…

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The Question Of The Ages

Once upon a time I was an invisible observer of a debate in an online chatroom which was focusing on the issue of what was required for a person to be granted good standing with God.  This was during the pre-social media days of the internet and chatrooms were where a lot of the action…

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Static From The Enemy – Jeff’sVlog

I wanted to share something that I felt would translate better on video than in writing. I hope it helps you recognize the bigger picture of what is happening around us. I hope we all recognize it before it starts happening inside us. The strategy of the enemy is sidelining believers. Bitterness, anger, frustration and…

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When Deception Is Loosed

The noise around us is getting louder. It is also becoming more rapidly paced in its release toward us. Our ears, minds and emotions are under a consistent barrage of global news, cultural philosophies and theological assertions from an innumerable number of sources. Recently, I decided to stop ingesting information from my normal stream of…

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Three Glimpses

When we first were made to see, You showed us a cross. It was there that we saw our sin, our guilt, our shame impaled on those timbers where a Man hung whom we had not met. We first encountered Him there when we were made to see Him, and we found forgiveness for those nails…

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3 Questions – Holiness?

As we approach the end of this blog series called 3 Questions, I want to deposit one more primary thing that I hear God saying to the Church in this present hour. While God is always speaking to His people, and while we have open access to hear His voice at any time we choose…

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3 Questions – Here is What I’m Hearing

In the last post in this 3 Questions blog series, I sought to make sure that we all grasp the two primary words by which God communicates. His written Word, the Bible, is the plumb line for all of His communication. The secondary means by which God speaks to us is through what is called…

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3 Questions – Does God Still Speak Today?

I have really been wanting to get to this portion of the blog series that I’ve been in over the last few weeks. It’s time to address what God is speaking to this present generation. Each previous post has addressed 3 Questionsthat all Christians should seek to know the answers to. Those three questions are…

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3 Questions – What is the Father Doing Right Now?

The most accessible biblical answer to the question, “What is God doing in the world today?” can be found in Revelation 21:5 when the One seated upon Heaven’s throne declares, “Behold, I am making all things new.” God is renewing the cosmos. Human sin had an impact on the entire created order. Along with Lucifer’s rebellion and…

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3 Questions – Beginning to See What God is Doing

Most Christians I know are living with a regular sense that, although they are saved, there is a large gap between what they believe about God and what they are actually experiencing with Him. How can we remedy this struggle in the Western Church? By helping one another grow in our ability to discern the answers…

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3 Questions – The Hollow Spot

None of us want to waste our lives. We desire our lives to count. Most of us inwardly understand that there is some meaning, some greater purpose, for us being here. If you stop for a moment and withdraw your senses from the chaos of our culture, you can begin to discern that nearly everyone…

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3 QUESTIONS – First Thoughts

Who is running the world? Do humans run planet earth or does God? I suppose it would be good for Christians to make up our minds about this essential issue before we address the three questions that I am going to leave with you today. My purpose is not to drop a lengthy dissertation on…

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Your Today

Among countless other opportunities, here are some options for you to consider today. Give big-time love today to others that you inwardly yearn for. Go overboard toward others today with the compassion that you hunger for. Extend to others today the mercy that you depend upon. Offer today to others the forgiveness that you yourself…

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Honoring Jesus by Hanging Tough With Others

Please allow me to disclose one of my strong personal preferences that actually drives a certain set of behaviors in my life:  I will not go to a restaurant that has poor service.  Let me clarify that…I will go once to that restaurant but I will not go back again.  If I will be spending…

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Freed Up To Fight

The last couple of generations of American males have been taught that fighting is bad. My son got suspended from school in fourth grade for fighting back against a fifth grader who cornered him in a bathroom. The assistant principal actually told him that, instead of defending himself, he should have gone and gotten a…

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For Father’s Day: A Tribute To My Dad

Sunday is Father’s Day 2019 and I am thinking about a man that most of you do not know named Doug Lyle. The first time I can recall ever having a discussion about Jesus was with my dad while we rode down I-85 somewhere near where Spaghetti Junction is today.  I am pretty sure that…

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Sanctified Sex: Plain Spoken Truth

Most of us would be surprised to do a survey of the Bible with our singular goal to be to discern what is written therein about human sexuality. Scripture is filled with references about sex. These references include the beauty of marital intimacy, the prohibition of God concerning sex outside of heterosexual marriage, the ordaining…

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You Need A Little Tremble

So I call myself a person of faith. Christian faith, to be precise. I am a Jesus-follower. If you are reading this today, then it is likely that you also follow Jesus. Yet, do we hold the title of “person of faith” legitimately? We know that we were saved by faith but, beyond that, do…

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The Only Answer

Here is the cold, stony, dark reality for all humans: we were born sinners. The problem has always been sin.  As a matter of fact, there were no problems at all until there was sin, because sin is the father of all other problems.  Adam and Eve rebelled against the lone Authority who was also…

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An Unexpected Invitation

Sometimes, the Father will become really proactive in communicating with His children. Other times, He will be happy to sit silently, waiting on us to begin a conversation with Him about whatever it is that we might want to talk about. A long time ago, I stopped approaching prayer as a formula, a discipline and…

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