Relationships

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 […]
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 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 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 […]
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
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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
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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 […]
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 6, 2019

Can Christians Get Divorced?

“Marriage should be honored by all” See Hebrews 13:4 Does this situation justify a divorce? “Mom, last night, Dad came into my room and touched me […]
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 […]
October 14, 2018

The Greatest Spiritual Gift Is Love

“But the greatest of these is love.” See 1 Corinthians 13:13 Grandma. This one word brings a feeling of peace to my soul. Just thinking about […]
October 13, 2018
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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 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! […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 16, 2017

The Father Will Never Give up on You

“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 […]
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 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 6, 2017

How to Fight Like a Christian

“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” 2 Corinthians 10:4 It’s […]
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 […]
November 29, 2017

How to Endure Like Jesus

“For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” See […]
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 16, 2017
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Dinner with a Former Drunk

“Always be prepared to give an answer for the hope that you have. But do so with gentleness and respect” See 1 Peter 3:15 A good […]
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 8, 2017

What to do During Dormant Seasons of Life

He (Jesus) told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field.  Though it […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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.” […]
October 4, 2016

When Jesus Asks You to do Dumb Stuff

He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the […]
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 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 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 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 […]
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. […]
July 1, 2016

When God Asks You to Do the Unthinkable

“Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. But the angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven, […]
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 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 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 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 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 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 […]
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 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 […]
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