Author Archive: Matt McMillen

God’s Dream for You

“I want you to know all about Christ’s love, although it is too wonderful to be measured. Then your lives will be filled with all that God is.” Ephesians 3:19 “Come here you little biscuit. You’re so stinkin’ cute. Did you know Daddy loves you?” When Grace was younger I spoke to her this way. […]

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The Prosperity Gospel vs. The Social Gospel

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.” Ephesians 1:3 “God never promised we would be healthy, financially secure, vindicated, or happy. He promised to never leave us and His grace would be enough to get us […]

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A Letter to Myself on My Wedding Day

“And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 5:2 Today is August 23, 2019, my 15-year wedding anniversary. Here’s what I’d say to 23-year-old me on his wedding day. Matt, I’m so happy for you! You’re making one of the best […]

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The Truth About Holy Communion

“Do this in remembrance of me.” ~Jesus See Luke 22:19 Emotional music is playing softly, the lights are dimmed and Pastor speaks, “If you have sin in your life let this cup pass from you and do not partake in the bread. If you are a child, and know not what salvation is, do not […]

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What Does Sanctification Really Mean?

“By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”   Hebrews 10:10  “Yeah, you’re saved by grace but you still have to sanctify yourself! You will keep changing through sanctification!” At first glance this statement would seem to be fine, minus the exclamation points. The […]

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Is God’s Grace a License to Sin?

“For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” John 1:16,17 Let’s establish a fact before we begin. The Jews, according to Scripture, were the world’s best-behaved people group. In the Old Testament they were seen as elite in […]

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Above All, Love Each Other Deeply

“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8 In my mid-teenage years a friend of mine got ahold of a bottle of Jack Daniels. He downed the entire fifth–all of it. I had come home through the back door that evening and turned to my right, […]

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What Is the True Meaning of Repent?

“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9 “Without repentance there is no forgiveness!” Have you ever heard someone yell this? Boy, I sure have. Sometimes in a venomous way. […]

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What’s the Real Greatest Commandment?

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” John 13:34 “Matt, what’s the real greatest commandment?” Before I came to understand the New Covenant, if I was asked this question, my answer would’ve been wrong. I’d reply, “Love God with all my heart, […]

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