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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 […]
April 25, 2020
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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 […]
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 5, 2020
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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 […]
January 29, 2020
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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
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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 […]
September 29, 2019

How Tithing Has Been Incorrectly Taught

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” John […]
September 8, 2019
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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 25, 2019
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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 9, 2019
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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 […]
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 21, 2019
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Saturday Morning Hangovers, Gone

“Who has anguish? Who has sorrow? Who is always fighting? Who is always complaining? Who has unnecessary bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes?” Proverbs 23:29 There’s something […]
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 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 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 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, […]
August 26, 2018

You Don’t Have Two Selves

“For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should […]
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 16, 2018

Why We Shouldn’t Be Grace Jerks

“They will know you by your love.” ~Jesus See John 13:35 Getting friend requests from random people is the norm on social media now. So when […]
July 14, 2018

Stop Trying so Hard to Be a Christian

“Let us therefore strive to enter that rest” See Hebrews 4:11 “Are you going to go to sleep any time soon?” my wife asks me as […]
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 […]
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 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 19, 2017

How to Accept God’s Timing

…God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, “If they face war, they might change […]
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 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 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 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 […]
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 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 22, 2017

How to Change the World as a Christian

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus…” See Colossians 3:17 Have you ever felt […]
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 9, 2017

Why Christians Should Not Be Afraid of Hell

“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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 7, 2016

God Has a Ministry for You to Start!

“For God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable.” Romans 11:29 There is a ministry inside of you, something that only you can do. Ministries are not bound […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 27, 2016

What are You Doing with What God Gave You?

“Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share […]
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 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 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 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

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 15, 2016

How Do I Grow Spiritual Fruit?

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23 […]
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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