Maturity

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 […]
August 23, 2020

16 Years of Teamwork

I like to build things. Now, in my household it’s clear to everyone that I’m no handyman. When it comes to home improvement projects, cleaning out […]
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 […]
August 17, 2019
Matt McMillen Ministries

What Does Sanctification Really Mean?

“By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”   Hebrews 10:10 “Yeah, you’re saved by […]
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 […]
October 30, 2017

Am I Really Saved?

“Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you–unless, of course, you fail […]
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 […]
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 […]
January 4, 2017

How Addictions Destroy Your Children

“Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” ~Jesus Matthew 11:28 About an hour north of where I live, […]
December 16, 2016

How to Overcome the Attacks of Christians

“For Christ has already accomplished the purpose for which the law was given. As a result, all who believe in him are made right with God.” […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
September 2, 2016

Can I be Unborn from God?

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.” ~Jesus, John […]
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 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 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 […]
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 12, 2016

Religion Blinds You. Relationship Heals You.

“They still did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight until they sent for the man’s parents.” John 9:18 There is […]
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 19, 2016

Do You Even Want to Change Your Life?

When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to […]
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 […]
July 11, 2016

Why Should I Humble Myself?

“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” See James 4:6 Growing up, we are taught to be the best. In grade school, at […]
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 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 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 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 5, 2016

Does Jesus’ Light Shine Through You?

“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are […]
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 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 21, 2016

Jesus Recruits From His Opposition

“I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting” See Acts 9:5 Do you hate Jesus? I’m sure you don’t, but some people actually do hate Jesus. This […]
April 20, 2016

God Disciplines His Kids

“I discipline those whom I love” ~God See Hebrews 12:6 Nobody wants to be corrected. It goes against the grain of our mind when others try […]
April 17, 2016

How to Handle Life’s Disappointments

“All things work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 How do you handle disappointments? For […]
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 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 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 8, 2016

What Is God Looking For?

“God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” James 4:6 I believe with all my heart that one of the top things God is […]
April 7, 2016

Kill the Little Foxes

“Little foxes spoil the vine” See SONG OF SOLOMON 2:15 If you are a member of PETA, the title of this devotional might have just made […]
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 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 […]
April 3, 2016

Church “Attendance” Is Not Important to God

“Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?” 1 Corinthians 3:16 After reading the title of this devotional, […]
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 29, 2016

What Are You Thinking About?

“We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” See 2 Corinthians 10:5 Your thoughts will destroy your life—if you let them. For years, […]
March 24, 2016

How to Take Off Your Masks for God

“With unveiled faces we can see and reflect God’s glory.” See 2 Corinthians 3:18 Some years ago, when the Holy Spirit kept on pestering me about […]
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 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 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 […]
March 7, 2016

What Should I Do With My Bad Thoughts?

“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 […]
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