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 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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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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Do You WANT Jesus To Help You?

“What do you want me to do for you?” Luke 18:41 There is a story in the Bible about a blind beggar receiving his sight (Luke 18:35-42). Jesus was walking by, on His way to Jericho, and the blind man heard the crowd around him begin to bustle. He perked up and asked what was […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of God

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning (not the middle, or the end) of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One (Jesus) is understanding.” Proverbs 9:10 (my notes added) The Bible says that God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7)—and that […]

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How Is Your Outflow?

“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7 Are you a giver? Let me tell you a story about someone who is. My older brother, Luke, is a barber, a very popular one. People flock […]

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What’s So Good About Good Friday?

“For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.” 2 Corinthians 5:21 Why is Good Friday good? If we look back on that particular day, approximately 2,000 years ago, and think about the excruciating pain that Jesus went through, […]

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