Matt’s Devotional Archive

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 Legalism Destroys Families

“Christ is the end of the Law, in order to bring righteousness to everyone who believes.” Romans 10:4 Part of the recovery process for my past battle with alcoholism is to watch the A&E TV series, Intervention. It reminds me of just how bad my addiction was, and the despair I was in as a […]

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Debunking Christian Myths Part 3

“What is truth?” Pilate asked. See John 18:38 Jesus said the truth will set us free (see John 8:32). So if the truth sets us free then error keeps us bound, shackled, and imprisoned. Allowing us to live a life of lies, as a Christian, is not what Christ came to do. He has no […]

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How Can I Know Good from Evil?

“For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” ~Satan Genesis 3:5 Adam and Eve wanted to be self-righteous, literally. Their desire was to have the ability to point out the difference in good and evil, sin and not sin. […]

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How Can I Stop Worrying?

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6 Worry is a funny thing isn’t it? Not funny “ha ha,” but funny weird. You could be sitting on a park bench all by your lonesome with nothing happening–looking calm, cool, and […]

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You Don’t Have Two Selves

“For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin–because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.” Romans 6:6,7 For a moment, just imagine it. The Father witnessed Jesus dying […]

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How Grace Destroyed My Addiction

“For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say ‘No’ to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age” Titus 2:11,12 “God, what have I done? Not again.” I whisper as I wake up on the floor of […]

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Christians Can’t Backslide

God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” See Hebrews 13:5 It’s impossible for a Christian to backslide. That very word isn’t even in the New Testament, which describes the only Testament–or Covenant–available to planet earth. Don’t you think that if backsliding was important it would be mentioned in at […]

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