613, Not Just 10

June 13, 2020

The Truth About Predestination (Part 2)

“This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel” Ephesians 3:6 (Continued from Part […]
May 3, 2020

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 […]
May 1, 2020
Matt McMillen Ministries

The Truth About Those Who Have Fallen Away

“For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy […]
April 6, 2020

Did God Send the Coronavirus to Humble the World?

“If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I […]
April 3, 2020

Can Christians Lose Fellowship With God?

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, […]
March 1, 2020

The #1 Problem of Today’s Church

“But I have this against you: You have abandoned your first love.” Revelation 2:4 We’ve lost sight of our first love in our churches: Jesus. As […]
January 29, 2020
Matt McMillen Ministries

He Must Increase, I Must Decrease?

“But now He has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy, unblemished, and blameless in His presence” Colossians 1:22 I normally […]
January 20, 2020
Matt McMIllen Ministries

Making an Idol of Making Idols

“Every good and perfect gift is from above” See James 1:17 “Dad, you’re crazy! Why are you like this?!” my daughter blurts out. “I don’t know, […]
January 18, 2020
Matt McMillen Ministries

Is Christian Universalism True?

“Today if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts” See Hebrews 3:15 The answer to the title of this devotional is, “No, Christian Universalism […]
December 25, 2019
Matt McMillen Ministries

Christmas: The Beginning of a Great Union

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called […]
September 29, 2019

How Tithing Has Been Incorrectly Taught

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” John […]
September 1, 2019

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.” […]
August 25, 2019
Matt McMillen Ministries

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 […]
July 16, 2019

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 […]
July 13, 2019
Matt McMillen Ministries

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 […]
July 9, 2019
Matt McMillen Ministries

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 […]
June 27, 2019

I Want What God Wants?

“Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 “Jesus didn’t die so you can just do whatever […]
June 6, 2019

Can Christians Get Divorced?

“Marriage should be honored by all” See Hebrews 13:4 Does this situation justify a divorce? “Mom, last night, Dad came into my room and touched me […]
April 2, 2019

The Cross Was the Final Altar

When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. John 19:30 Blood. God […]
February 3, 2019

Can Christians Have Tattoos?

And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” Revelation 19:16 Pardon me while I barf […]
January 26, 2019

Water Baptism, Tongues, and Prophecy

“I thank God that I did not baptize any of you…”  See 1 Corinthians 1:14 “Who were you baptized by? Because I was baptized by Peter!” […]
December 6, 2018

But What About… (Part 2)

“For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” John 1:17 I don’t usually ask this, but would you please glance […]
December 1, 2018

Does Obedience Keep You Close to God?

“For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:3 How many times have you heard that your obedience is the determining […]
November 25, 2018

What Is the Church?

“Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it. For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members […]
November 17, 2018

The Truth About Romans 7

“So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.” Romans 7:17 “Ouch! *Smack!* stupid mosquito,” a young man whispers […]
November 9, 2018

Jesus Has Retroactive Blood

“…the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.” See Revelation 13:8 Jesus’ blood is timeless. From the moment it was shed it had […]
October 9, 2018

The Danger of Mixing the Old and New Covenants

“No one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, […]
September 17, 2018

Why It’s Important to Protect Your Eyes and Ears

“But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear.” Matthew 13:16 “Let’s find a new series to watch on Netflix together,” […]
September 2, 2018

The Truth About 1 John 1:9 and James 5:16

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 “Here, […]
August 17, 2018

When Did the New Covenant Begin?

But God found fault with the people and said: “The days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the people […]
August 13, 2018

Go and Sin No More?

Then Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are your accusers? Has no one condemned you?” “No one, Lord,” she answered. “Then neither do I condemn […]
August 9, 2018

Works, Obedience, and Commitment

“Even though Jesus was God’s Son, he learned obedience from the things he suffered.” Hebrews 5:8 Jesus learned obedience, yet He never sinned, and we are His […]
July 19, 2018

Is “Once Saved Always Saved” True?

“What must I do to be saved?” See Acts 16:30 Once Saved Always Saved is a touchy subject for those who don’t understand what Christ has […]
July 12, 2018

Who Told You That You Were Naked?

“she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of […]
May 19, 2018

Why We’ve Never Needed the Ten Commandments

“Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at […]
December 17, 2017

Jesus Will Not Blot Out Your Name

“The one who is victorious will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out the name of that person from the book of […]
December 15, 2017

When Praying for Your Enemies Is Hard

“Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice” Proverbs 24:17 Let’s all be honest with ourselves, when those […]
December 14, 2017

The Truth About Baptism and Repentance

“Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift […]
December 9, 2017

Christians Don’t Have Wicked Hearts

“And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and […]
December 5, 2017

It’s Impossible to Get More of God

“For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:3 It’s Sunday morning and the worship leader is deep into his […]
November 15, 2017

How Can I Get Over My Past?

“Forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead” See Philippians 3:13 It’s so easy to be ashamed of our past, especially when certain […]
November 11, 2017

What Is Sin?

“But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.” […]
November 5, 2017

How to Keep the Commandments of Christ

“And his commands are not burdensome…” See 1 John 5:3 There are 613 commandments, not just ten. The modern church has turned what was meant to […]
October 26, 2017

You Don’t Owe God Anything

“But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation” Colossians […]
August 1, 2017

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 […]
April 26, 2017

Christians are Dead to Laws, and Alive in Christ

“Christ is the end of the Law so that there may be righteousness to everyone who believes.” Romans 10:4 I’ve been asking God to take me deeper […]
October 23, 2016

I am the Church

“At that moment (when Jesus died) the curtain of the temple (which separated non-priests from God’s most holy place) was torn in two from top to […]
August 16, 2016

Beware of the Mean Christians

“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us…” See 2 Corinthians 5:20 Nobody likes to be told they can’t do […]
June 5, 2016

Pastors Have the Ability to be Incorrect

“So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body […]
April 30, 2016

How to Combat Legalistic Christians

“You who are trying to be justified by law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace.” See Galatians 5:4 The short answer […]
April 4, 2016

How to be a Bold Christian

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you […]
Send this to a friend