Author Archive: Matt McMillen

Does God Hear My Prayers?

“Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and never give up.” Luke 18:1 Do you ever feel like God doesn’t hear your prayers? Friend, I’m here to tell you today that God does hear your prayers. He is not only listening to your spoken prayers, but He is also […]

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Don’t Forget To Thank Jesus

“One of them, when he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him…” Luke 17:15,16 Isn’t it amazing how we are quick to blame God when everything in our lives is falling apart, yet, when things are going well, we refuse to give Him any […]

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How Can I Believe In Jesus?

“He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’” Luke 16:31 What does it take to believe in Jesus? The answer to that question lies within the question itself, your belief. The way you believe Jesus is real–that He is […]

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When God Winks At You

“The Pharisees came and began to question Jesus. To test him, they asked him for a sign from heaven. He sighed deeply and said, ‘Why does this generation ask for a miraculous sign? I tell you the truth, no sign will be given to it.’” MARK 8:11-12 *Water baptism picture from September 2015 Do you […]

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What Makes Jesus Mad?

“And he said to them: ‘You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe your own tradition!’” ~Jesus Mark 7:9 There’s not many places in the Bible when Jesus yells at people, but in Mark 7:9, this was one of them. Why was He so riled up? Because of […]

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How to Think, Feel, and Act Like God

“Have the same mindset of Christ Jesus.” See Philippians 2:5 The short answer to the title of this devotional is: be yourself. That is, if you are a Christian. For too many years, I was led by my flesh and unrenewed mindsets rather than being led by the real me–my perfect spirit. The problem with doing […]

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The Truth About God’s Love

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.” 1 John 4:18 How often do you feel like God doesn’t love you, or that He’s furious with you? For years, I saw God as a big […]

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The Truth About God’s Laws

“You have become obedient from the heart.” See Romans 6:17 If I told you to not think about a blue sports car, what would you think about? You’d be thinking about which shade of blue it is, as well as the model. You can’t not think about something someone tells you to not think about. It’s impossible. […]

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How To Destroy Pride

“But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his chest and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’” Luke 18:13 What does it take to truly allow Christ to live through you? Just what is the secret formula to becoming the best Christian you […]

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Jesus Is A Good Gardener

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22,23 God wants us to produce “good fruit” with our lives. How do we do this? By allowing Jesus to live through us! How do we allow Jesus to live […]

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