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June 13, 2020

The Truth About Predestination (Part 1)

“I have been found by those who did not seek me; I have shown myself to those who did not ask for me.” See Romans 10:20 […]
May 6, 2020

The Truth About Demon-Casting and Fasting

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23 Early one morning, in the Fall of […]
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 […]
March 21, 2020

The Top Ten Lies About God’s Will

“Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” Ephesians 5:17 Satan, rubbing his hands together, speaks, “If I can just keep them […]
March 5, 2020

Can Christians Have Boundaries?

“If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” Romans 12:18 Boundaries are so important. As a Christian, legalism […]
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 […]
February 28, 2020
Matt McMillen

Addiction Recovery Is Not My Identity

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” See 1 […]
February 24, 2020

When an Atheist Blames God

“But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like […]
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 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 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 […]
September 8, 2019
Matt McMillen Ministries

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 […]
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.” […]
July 22, 2019

Is the King James Bible the Best Version?

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.” John 1:1-2 […]
May 20, 2019

Is Homosexuality Sin?

“And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ […]
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 […]
March 31, 2019

Christians Don’t Have a Sinful Nature

“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 […]
February 23, 2019

God Is Not Breaking You Down

“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” See John 10:10 Our Creator has received a pretty bad rap by […]
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 […]
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 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 15, 2018

What Is a Christian?

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” See 1 […]
October 14, 2018

The Greatest Spiritual Gift Is Love

“But the greatest of these is love.” See 1 Corinthians 13:13 Grandma. This one word brings a feeling of peace to my soul. Just thinking about […]
October 4, 2018

Why We Can Call God, Dad

For you did not receive a spirit of slavery that returns you to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship, by whom we cry, “Abba! […]
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 31, 2018

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 […]
August 25, 2018
Matt McMillen

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 […]
August 21, 2018

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 […]
August 19, 2018

What Happens When You Die?

“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” Philippians 1:21 Death. I had no plans on writing about this subject. As I […]
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 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 26, 2018

Christians Are Not Sinners

“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 […]
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 11, 2018

Demonic Possession, Private Prayer Language, and Die to Self

“See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this […]
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 22, 2017

By His Stripes We Are Healed?

“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” […]
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 12, 2017

Who is the Holy Spirit?

“Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows […]
December 8, 2017

SMILE!

“A glad heart makes a happy face!” See Proverbs 15:13 As believers in Christ, in our hearts, we have been given joy! Joy is a part […]
December 4, 2017

Do You Feel Sorry for Yourself?

Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” John 5:8 I used to struggle with self-pity…a lot. If you only knew […]
December 2, 2017

I am the Righteousness of God?

“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21 […]
December 1, 2017

Do You Worship the Bible or God?

“You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse […]
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 27, 2017

How Suffering Can Be a Good Thing

“In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come […]
November 25, 2017

God Does Not Care About Your Outfit

“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside […]
November 24, 2017

The Truth About God’s Anointing

“But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.” 1 John 2:20 Have you ever heard someone say, “I’m […]
November 23, 2017

Why I’m Thankful for Jesus Christ

“But thanks be to God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:57 There are many verses in […]
November 21, 2017

A Conversation with an Atheist

“The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on […]
November 19, 2017

How to Deal with Your Spiritual Perfection

“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 […]
November 18, 2017

How to Confront Others in a Healthy Way

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.” Ephesians 6:10 Healthy confrontations do not come natural for those of us who have struggled […]
November 17, 2017

What’s the Difference Between Spirit, Soul, and 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 […]
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 12, 2017

I Was a Victim of Religious Abuse

When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing…” See Luke 18:22 Religious abuse is real. How can you recognize it? Simple. […]
November 8, 2017

What to do During Dormant Seasons of Life

He (Jesus) told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field.  Though it […]
November 7, 2017

Why We No Longer Need Altars in Church

“If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left”  Hebrews 10:26 The church is […]
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 9, 2017

The Truth About Tithing

“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 […]
August 29, 2017

How Can I Believe in Jesus?

“He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’” […]
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 24, 2017

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 […]
February 26, 2017

Get to Know Jesus, Get to Know God

“If you knew me, you would know my Father also.” ~Jesus See John 8:19 Why is it so important to get to know Jesus? Because Jesus […]
December 25, 2016

Why Was Jesus Born?

“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 […]
December 8, 2016

Can I Lose My Salvation?

“if we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.” 2 Timothy 2:13 Fear. This one word controlled my life for many years. So […]
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 24, 2016

How to do Your Best for God

“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” Romans 5:1 Do you ever have those days […]
September 20, 2016

How Can I Become Wise?

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” James […]
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 3, 2016

Why I Decided to Quit Drinking

“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8 The title of this devotional […]
August 30, 2016

Are You Stuck in the Past?

“Then David got up from the ground.” See 2 Samuel 12:20 God seemed really harsh in the Old Testament. That is, to the unbeliever, and even […]
August 18, 2016

Jesus Feels Your Pain

“Jesus wept.” John 11:35 Someone once told me, “You’re not allowed to use definitions from Webster’s Dictionary when trying to get your point across about God.” […]
August 14, 2016

Do You Keep Secrets?

“And they have defeated him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony” See Revelation 12:11 I used to be a very private […]
August 9, 2016

What to do When you Feel Far from God

“But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, […]
August 4, 2016

Hell Is Real

“I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am the one I claim to be, you will […]
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 4, 2016

Who Is Jesus?

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us…” John 1:14 Why is Jesus so important? His life was lived 2,000 years ago, why are we still […]
June 3, 2016

Jesus Destroys Bad Relationships

I tell you the truth, Jesus said to them, “No one who has left home or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake […]
May 30, 2016

When Is Jesus Coming Back?

“For the Son of Man in his day will be like the lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other. […]
May 29, 2016

Does God Really Love Me?

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.” ~Jesus Matthew 10:29 I […]
May 20, 2016

Why Did Jesus Walk On Water?

“but when they saw him walking on the lake, they thought he was a ghost. They cried out, because they all saw him and were terrified. Immediately […]
May 17, 2016

Jesus, a Hometown Hero? Yeah right.

“Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed. ‘Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous […]
May 15, 2016

God Wants You To Use What You’ve Got

“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, […]
May 6, 2016

Why Did God Create Me?

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” […]
May 2, 2016

Why Should I Pray?

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.” See Ephesians 6:18 Before I began to truly understand God’s grace, […]
April 15, 2016

You Were Planned By God

Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness…” Genesis 1:26 God has created some pretty amazing things! If you’ve ever seen […]
March 27, 2016

I Doubted Jesus’ Resurrection, as a Christian

Today is Easter, 2016! Jesus has risen! Hallelujah! How exciting!…Or is it? Or should I say, was it? Was this day, approximately 2,000 years ago, exciting? Nope! […]
March 25, 2016

When You Want to Give up on God

“Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.” Ephesians 6:10 Are you weary? One of the devil’s primary goals is to make Christians weary. […]
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 17, 2016

Are You Rooted in Love?

“Be rooted and established in love.” See Ephesians 3:17 For so many years I thought I knew what love was, but I had no clue. Like […]
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 13, 2016

Is Going to Church Really Necessary?

“Don’t stop meeting together with other believers.” See Hebrews 10:25 “I don’t need church to love God!” This was something I said for a very long […]
March 9, 2016

How to Hate Sin as a Christian

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God” Ephesians 2:8 God […]
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