The Love of God

May 3, 2020

Jesus Is the Ultimate Scapegoat

“But the goat chosen by lot as the scapegoat shall be presented alive before the LORD to be used for making atonement by sending it into […]
February 23, 2019

God Is Not Breaking You Down

“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” See John 10:10 Our Creator has received a pretty bad rap by […]
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 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
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 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 […]
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, […]
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 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 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 […]
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 22, 2017

By His Stripes We Are Healed?

“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” […]
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 […]
November 21, 2017

A Conversation with an Atheist

“The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
October 24, 2017

Stop Killing Yourself

“For we are God’s Masterpiece.” See Ephesians 2:10 We’ve been taught wrong in our churches. We’ve been taught that the word “self” is a bad word, […]
September 1, 2017

Does God Hear My Prayers?

“Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and never give up.” Luke 18:1 Do you ever feel like God doesn’t […]
April 29, 2017

How to Love God by Being Yourself

“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:18 God wants us to produce good spiritual […]
April 27, 2017

Why You Shouldn’t be Afraid of God

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning (not the middle, or the end) of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One (Jesus) is understanding.” Proverbs […]
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 26, 2017

Get to Know Jesus, Get to Know God

“If you knew me, you would know my Father also.” ~Jesus See John 8:19 Why is it so important to get to know Jesus? Because Jesus […]
December 25, 2016

Why Was Jesus Born?

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called […]
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 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 […]
July 25, 2016

Jesus Will Never Reject You!

“Whoever comes to me I will never drive away.” ~Jesus See John 6:37 Can you repeat that opening verse with me? Only this time, I want […]
July 4, 2016

Who Is Jesus?

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us…” John 1:14 Why is Jesus so important? His life was lived 2,000 years ago, why are we still […]
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, […]
May 29, 2016

Does God Really Love Me?

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.” ~Jesus Matthew 10:29 I […]
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 6, 2016

Why Did God Create Me?

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” […]
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 15, 2016

You Were Planned By God

Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness…” Genesis 1:26 God has created some pretty amazing things! If you’ve ever seen […]
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 1, 2016

Does God Love Me When I Make Mistakes?

“Nothing can separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:39 The short answer to the title of this devotional is, […]
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 […]
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