The New Creation

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 […]
February 28, 2020
Matt McMillen

Addiction Recovery Is Not My Identity

“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 25, 2019
Matt McMillen Ministries

Christmas: The Beginning of a Great Union

“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 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 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 […]
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 29, 2019
Matt McMillen Ministries

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 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 […]
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 […]
May 20, 2019

Is Homosexuality Sin?

“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 […]
May 8, 2019

What I’ve Learned After Five Years of Sobriety

“Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:4 There are moments in our lives when we […]
March 31, 2019

Christians Don’t Have a Sinful Nature

“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 […]
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 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 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 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, […]
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 17, 2018

Why It’s Important to Protect Your Eyes and Ears

“But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear.” Matthew 13:16 “Let’s find a new series to watch on Netflix together,” […]
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 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 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 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 19, 2018

What Happens When You Die?

“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” Philippians 1:21 Death. I had no plans on writing about this subject. As I […]
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 […]
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 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 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 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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
July 4, 2018

What Does It Mean to Be Free?

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” ~Jesus John 8:36 Today is July 4th, 2018! The day our country celebrates its […]
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 14, 2017

The Truth About Baptism and Repentance

“Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift […]
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 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 […]
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 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 2, 2017

I am the Righteousness of God?

“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21 […]
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 28, 2017
Matt McMillen

How’s Your Relationship With Yourself?

“I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself.” 1 Corinthians 4:3 For […]
November 23, 2017

Why I’m Thankful for Jesus Christ

“But thanks be to God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:57 There are many verses in […]
November 19, 2017

How to Deal with Your Spiritual Perfection

“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 […]
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 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 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 […]
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 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, […]
July 19, 2017

How to Destroy Pride

“But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his chest and said, ‘God, have mercy on […]
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 […]
February 14, 2017

How to Break Free from Sin Slavery

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” ~Jesus John 8:36 What does it really mean to be a slave? Does it […]
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 1, 2016

When You Want to Quit Drinking, But Can’t

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” ~Jesus John 8:32 It always starts out innocently, doesn’t it? We usually don’t plan […]
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 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 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 […]
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 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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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