Be Yourself

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 […]
December 23, 2019
Matt McMillen Ministries

Christians Should Always Be Themselves

“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away. Behold, the new has come!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Don’t be […]
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 […]
June 30, 2019

What If You’ve Already Been Changed?

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”  2 Corinthians 5:17 How would you live […]
May 24, 2019
Matt McMillen

What Should a Christian Do When We Lose Our Cool?

“In your anger do not sin” See Ephesians 4:26 My daughter Grace really wants to get better at basketball. So after her 8th grade season was […]
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 […]
August 26, 2018

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 […]
July 14, 2018

Stop Trying so Hard to Be a Christian

“Let us therefore strive to enter that rest” See Hebrews 4:11 “Are you going to go to sleep any time soon?” my wife asks me as […]
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 […]
July 6, 2018

God Isn’t Trying to Kill Off Your Body

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not […]
December 6, 2017

How to Fight Like a Christian

“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” 2 Corinthians 10:4 It’s […]
November 28, 2017
Matt McMillen

How’s Your Relationship With Yourself?

“I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself.” 1 Corinthians 4:3 For […]
November 26, 2017

God Wants to Help You with Your Attitude

“Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus” Philippians 2:5 Here are eight thoughts in which we need help from God with our […]
November 22, 2017

How to Change the World as a Christian

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus…” See Colossians 3:17 Have you ever felt […]
November 16, 2017
Matt McMillen

Dinner with a Former Drunk

“Always be prepared to give an answer for the hope that you have. But do so with gentleness and respect” See 1 Peter 3:15 A good […]
November 14, 2017

God Wants to Help You with Your Choices

“And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever” ~Jesus John 14:16 Here are eight choices anyone […]
November 6, 2017

Why Should I Forgive Others?

“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8 Many Christians have forgiveness all wrong. Because of bad […]
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 […]
November 4, 2017

How to Have Fun without Drinking Alcohol

“I have the right to do anything,” you say–but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”–but not everything is constructive. 1 Corinthians […]
October 28, 2017

Why Should I Give Up My Addiction?

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not […]
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 […]
October 24, 2017

Stop Killing Yourself

“For we are God’s Masterpiece.” See Ephesians 2:10 We’ve been taught wrong in our churches. We’ve been taught that the word “self” is a bad word, […]
August 26, 2017

What Makes Jesus Mad?

“And he said to them: ‘You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe your own tradition!’” ~Jesus Mark 7:9 […]
August 17, 2017
Matt McMillen Ministries

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 […]
April 29, 2017

How to Love God by Being Yourself

“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:18 God wants us to produce good spiritual […]
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 […]
February 11, 2017

How Many Times Should I Forgive Others?

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32 In Matthew 18:21 Peter asked Jesus, “How […]
December 12, 2016

Am I Good Enough for God’s Love?

“Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature” See 2 Peter […]
November 19, 2016

How Can I Know God Better?

“Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.” Romans 10:17 *Picture of Grandma and me from 2003 Growing […]
October 1, 2016

When You Want to Quit Drinking, But Can’t

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” ~Jesus John 8:32 It always starts out innocently, doesn’t it? We usually don’t plan […]
September 29, 2016

What Makes You Good Enough for God?

“I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the Law, but […]
September 17, 2016

How I Beat Alcoholism

“Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” ~Jesus John 8:32 I’m in recovery for alcoholism, that is, the flesh’s cravings […]
September 13, 2016

Can I Command Someone to Love Me?

“This is my command: Love each other.” ~Jesus John 15:17 Most of us have seen the original Disney movie, Beauty and the Beast, which was released in […]
September 12, 2016

Are You Living for Today?

“I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation…” See Philippians 4:12 For so many years I lived a life of discontentment. I […]
September 9, 2016

Whose Opinion Matters the Most?

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not […]
September 7, 2016

God Has a Ministry for You to Start!

“For God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable.” Romans 11:29 There is a ministry inside of you, something that only you can do. Ministries are not bound […]
September 6, 2016

How Can I Make My Life Better?

“Be made new in the attitude of your minds” Ephesians 4:23 I used to have a very poor attitude, our attitudes come from our thoughts, and […]
July 27, 2016

How to Handle a Flood from Hell

“The enemy comes in like a flood.” See Isaiah 59:19 I know the title of this devotional may seem like a downer, but let me explain. […]
July 25, 2016

Jesus Will Never Reject You!

“Whoever comes to me I will never drive away.” ~Jesus See John 6:37 Can you repeat that opening verse with me? Only this time, I want […]
July 17, 2016

What’s Your Story?

“I have testimony weightier than that of John. For the works that the Father has given me to finish—the very works that I am doing—testify that […]
April 13, 2016

Walk by the Spirit to Overcome Sin

“I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.”  Romans 7:15 One […]
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 […]
March 22, 2016

Does God Really Want to Use Me?

“The gifts and calling of God are irrevocable.” Romans 11:29 From start to finish, the Bible is clear: God wants to use people for His plan. It […]
March 20, 2016

What to Do When Christians Bad-Mouth You

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you” Ephesians 4:32 Let’s face it, certain Christians talk bad […]
March 18, 2016

How to Overcome Being a Weak Christian

“But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but those who have faith and are saved.” See Hebrews 10:39 I have been […]
March 16, 2016

Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

“Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself […]
March 11, 2016

Learn Your True Identity to Grow Delicious Fruit

“In the same way, the gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world—just as it has been doing among you since the day you […]
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