Feelings

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 25, 2020
Matt McMillen Ministries

Diary of a Former Closet Drinker

“Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the sustainer of my soul.” Psalm 54:4 I’ve titled this devotional Diary of a Former Closet Drinker but […]
April 7, 2020

Are You a Victim of Trauma?

“It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.” -Jesus See Matthew 9:12 Trauma can impact our lives negatively, in so many ways, […]
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 […]
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 […]
February 5, 2020
Matt McMillen Ministries

Gentleness and Respect

“Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with […]
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 […]
August 29, 2019
Matt McMillen Ministries

A Letter to Myself on My Wedding Day

“And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 5:2 Today is August […]
July 14, 2019
Matt McMillen Ministries

Above All, Love Each Other Deeply

“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8 In my mid-teenage years a friend of mine got […]
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 […]
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 3, 2019
Matt McMillen Ministries

Does God Spit Christians out of His Mouth?

“So, because you are lukewarm–neither hot nor cold–I am about to spit you out of my mouth.” Revelation 3:16 “Man, it is hot out here. Son, […]
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 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 […]
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! […]
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 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 […]
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 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 […]
July 4, 2018

What Does It Mean to Be Free?

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” ~Jesus John 8:36 Today is July 4th, 2018! The day our country celebrates its […]
December 21, 2017

Don’t Hide Any Longer

He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.” -Adam, speaking to God, Genesis 3:10 “Hey, is […]
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 10, 2017

Do You Feel Like You’re All Alone?

“I will never leave you nor forsake you.” ~God See Hebrews 13:5 Loneliness can really hurt, that is, if you don’t understand something: you are never […]
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 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 […]
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 3, 2017

The Truth About Speaking in Tongues

“We hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” See Acts 2:11 Right from the get-go, I want to be very clear about […]
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 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 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 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 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 10, 2017

Children: The Real Victims of Addiction

“Train up a child in the way they should go: and when they are old, they will not depart from it.” See Proverbs 22:6 “Matthew, your […]
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 […]
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 […]
November 1, 2017

How to Deal with Depression as a Christian

“I will never leave you nor forsake you.” ~God See Hebrews 13:5 Bear with me while I quote some terrible teaching: “You’re depressed?! You just gotta […]
October 27, 2017

What to do When the Pain is Unbearable

“Cast your cares on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 Pain. We all feel it at some point in our lives. Sometimes our […]
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 […]
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 […]
February 18, 2017

How Do I Control My Mouth?

“The tongue of the wise brings healing.” See Proverbs 12:18 Have you allowed the Holy Spirit to teach you how to control your mouth? It took […]
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 18, 2016

What Should we be Taught in Church?

“Let us not give up the habit of meeting together, as some are doing. Instead, let us encourage one another all the more, since you see […]
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 8, 2016

What to do When Life Sucks

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or […]
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 […]
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 26, 2016

Don’t Listen to the Devil

“The evening meal was being served, and the devil had already prompted Judas Iscariot, son of Simon, to betray Jesus.” John 13:2 I’m not gonna lie, […]
August 23, 2016

How to Kill Your Wife’s Husband

“And the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh” ~Jesus Mark 10:8 Today, August 23, 2016, is my twelve […]
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 11, 2016

Joel Osteen Helped Save My Life

“If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God.” 1 John 4:15 My ministry used to be very […]
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, […]
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. […]
June 19, 2016

How to Forgive Your Dad

“The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God” Romans 8:16 Today is June 19th, 2016, Father’s Day! A day set aside […]
June 7, 2016

You Can’t Keep a God-Loving Man Down

“So Pharaoh said to Joseph, ‘I hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt.'” Genesis 41:41 I wake up early each day, usually […]
June 6, 2016

How to Defend Yourself as a Christian

“When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say, for the Holy […]
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 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 26, 2016

How to Handle Being Lied About

“When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges […]
May 25, 2016

Weakness Is Your Greatest Strength

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” ~God See 2 Corinthians 12:9 What is perhaps the greatest characteristic you […]
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 8, 2016

What I’ve Learned After Two Years of Sobriety

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and […]
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 3, 2016

Love My Enemies? NO WAY!

“Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” ~Jesus Luke 6:27-28 Love my […]
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 14, 2016

Jesus Is Patient With His Enemies

“But I tell you, love your enemies…” ~Jesus Matthew 5:44 Jesus is patient with His enemies, so we should be too. That’s the hard part. When I […]
April 11, 2016

Facing the Truth About Yourself

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” See Romans 12:2 One of the most difficult things […]
April 6, 2016

God Has a Job For You to Do

“Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.” ~God Exodus 4:12 As a Christian, part of your job is to […]
April 5, 2016

Is Fear Ruining Your Life?

“Don’t be afraid.” ~Jesus See Matthew 14:27 For so many years I lived in fear, and fear, when not confronted and pushed back, will ruin your […]
April 2, 2016

How to Finally Overcome Addictions

“Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.” Hebrews 2:18 I’m in recovery for alcoholism. I finally […]
March 30, 2016

Do You Live By How You Feel?

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7 God created us to be emotional. There is nothing wrong with our feelings, but they […]
March 20, 2016

Why I Decided to Get Back in Church

“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 […]
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 3, 2016

Do All Things Really Work out for Good?

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans […]
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