Author Archive: Matt McMillen

Jesus Is the Ultimate Scapegoat

“But the goat chosen by lot as the scapegoat shall be presented alive before the LORD to be used for making atonement by sending it into the wilderness as a scapegoat.” Leviticus 16:10 It’s amazing to me how we Christians beg God for repeated forgiveness each day yet our Creator has never forgiven anyone through […]

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Diary of a Former Closet Drinker

“Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the sustainer of my soul.” Psalm 54:4 I’ve titled this devotional Diary of a Former Closet Drinker but let’s be clear about something. I, my identity, was never “closet drinker.” Instead, that’s what I struggled with. I only have so much space in the box to enter […]

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Heart to Head, Not Head to Heart

“Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” ~Jesus See John 14:27 We’ve got it backwards. We’ve been told to never follow our hearts because they’re wicked and deceitful. We think we can’t let our hearts lead us and that our heads must do the job. Countless Christians don’t know what […]

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The Importance of Repentance

“Repent!” That word used to be a fighting word for me. It was a fighting word because I was yet to fully understand its meaning. With truthful delivery, repentance is not a legalistic thing at all. It’s a wonderful gift from God! It’s very healthy for us to engage in repentance! If we make a […]

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God Tests Us to Bring out the Best in Us!

Tests are good! They expose the finest things from within! What God placed in us at the moment of our salvation, He wants to work out of us! Pardon my excitement, but I get so pumped about this topic! Here’s what’s in you, Christian: Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, self-control, and righteousness–among many other wonderful […]

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Are You a Victim of Trauma?

“It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.” -Jesus See Matthew 9:12 Trauma can impact our lives negatively, in so many ways, especially if we don’t take steps to heal from it. First, let’s define trauma: a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. Here are ten examples: Molestation – What was done […]

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