Law vs. Grace

October 8, 2020

How to Fulfill the Great Commission

“I am sending you to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that […]
September 29, 2020

Surrounded by a Great Cloud of Witnesses

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off every encumbrance and the sin that so easily entangles, and […]
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 29, 2019
Matt McMillen Ministries

The Truth About Hebrews 10:26

“If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left”  Hebrews 10:26 Hebrews 10:26 is […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 13, 2018
Matt McMillen

Confessions of a Hungover Saint

“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 […]
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 18, 2018

How Legalism Destroys Families

“Christ is the end of the Law, in order to bring righteousness to everyone who believes.” Romans 10:4 Part of the recovery process for my past […]
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, […]
September 1, 2018

How Can I Know Good from Evil?

“For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” ~Satan Genesis […]
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 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 11, 2018

You Will Know Them by Their Fruits?

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits.”  See Matthew 7:15-16 […]
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 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 20, 2017

How Many Times Have You Been Saved?

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that […]
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 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 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 […]
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 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 […]
April 14, 2017

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 […]
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 11, 2016

How to Break Free from Church Laws

“A man is not justified by observing the Law, but by faith in Jesus Christ.” See Galatians 2:16 “Backslider! There is no hotter place in hell […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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