New Covenant Truths

July 30, 2020

Why Did Jesus Get Angry and Flip Tables?

“In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. So he made a whip out of […]
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 […]
June 13, 2020

The Truth About Predestination (Part 2)

“This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel” Ephesians 3:6 (Continued from Part […]
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 20, 2020
Matt McMIllen Ministries

Making an Idol of Making Idols

“Every good and perfect gift is from above” See James 1:17 “Dad, you’re crazy! Why are you like this?!” my daughter blurts out. “I don’t know, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
June 27, 2019

I Want What God Wants?

“Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 “Jesus didn’t die so you can just do whatever […]
June 2, 2019

What’s Wrong with Today’s Church?

“And He has qualified us as ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit […]
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, […]
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 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 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 19, 2018

Is “Once Saved Always Saved” True?

“What must I do to be saved?” See Acts 16:30 Once Saved Always Saved is a touchy subject for those who don’t understand what Christ has […]
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 […]
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 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 13, 2017

Why Should I Listen to God?

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.” Psalm 32:8 Life […]
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 11, 2017

Debunking Common Christian Myths

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” ~Jesus John 8:32 Here is something I heard from a well-known Christian teacher: […]
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 9, 2017

Christians Don’t Have Wicked Hearts

“And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and […]
November 30, 2017

You Are God’s Ambassador

“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.” See 2 Corinthians 5:20 The plane just touched down in a foreign […]
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 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 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 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 23, 2017

The Truth About “Faith Without Works Is Dead”

“So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.” James 2:17 Martin Luther was a very controversial figure, to say the least. […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
October 23, 2016

I am the Church

“At that moment (when Jesus died) the curtain of the temple (which separated non-priests from God’s most holy place) was torn in two from top to […]
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 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 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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
March 26, 2016

Why Did Jesus Have To Die?

“There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” ~Jesus John 15:13 At the time of me writing this, yesterday was […]
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