One Verse Devotional

Matt McCarrick | Phosphorus Project

Is it hard to find time to spend with God and grow your faith? The One Verse Devotional is a short, 5 minute-ish podcast where we grow deeper in our faith through just one verse a day, Monday through Friday. A practical and encouraging look at the Bible, now you can spend time with God whenever you want. Hosted by Matt McCarrick and brought to you by Phosphorus Project.

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This is the episode I never thought I'd be recording. After 5 years, 950 episodes, and 750,000 downloads, I am stepping away to take a break.  The One Verse Daily Devotional will still be available. I am keeping the podcast up. Feel free to go back and listen to past episodes at

Feb 28

11 min 44 sec

Love puts on its boots, and it goes to work.

Jan 26

6 min 6 sec

Today's One Verse gives us a simple strategy on how we can teach our children about God.

Jan 25

6 min 41 sec

We can place our future hope in God because He has always been faithful in the past.

Jan 24

3 min 37 sec

"Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me." Well, that's a lie! Let's be honest... Our words matter.

Jan 23

4 min 47 sec

Because Jesus paid for our lives with His Love, now we all owe a debt of love to each other.

Jan 23

6 min 9 sec

A simple command: Carry each other's burdens. This is how the Church is supposed to live.

Jan 21

5 min 9 sec

When you can choose anything... Choose to love.

Jan 20

5 min

You can be confident in this: God is not finished with you!

Jan 19

4 min 13 sec

“Every genuine expression of love grows out of a consistent and total surrender to God.” -Martin Luther King, Jr. (Christmas sermon | Montgomery, Alabama, 1957)

Jan 18

6 min 23 sec

Known as the “Man after God’s own heart”, David also made a lot of mistakes. Yet, in Psalm 26, he says that he has lived a blameless life. How? Because David understood the power of God’s Grace. And this grace is available to us.

Jan 17

5 min 2 sec

If you want to find life, prosperity, and honor, pursue these two things...

Jan 16

6 min 47 sec

Your phrase for today: New birth into Living Hope

Jan 15

4 min 16 sec

God wants to make a home with you...

Jan 14

4 min 36 sec

The more we understand that we are children of God, the more it means for our lives.

Jan 13

5 min 29 sec

When we allow the Light of Jesus to shine through us, something amazing happens...

Jan 12

7 min 23 sec

When we walk in the Light and become more like Jesus, two amazing things begin to happen...

Jan 11

6 min 6 sec

Today's One Verse is a beautiful psalm that we can adopt as a prayer for our lives.

Jan 10

3 min 43 sec

Advice and discipline. Two words that can bring you wisdom in 2021.

Jan 10

6 min 47 sec

Will you give this year to God?

Jan 8

6 min 32 sec

Will you trust God in 2021?

Jan 7

7 min 40 sec

Today's One Verse teaches us the quickest and easiest way to ruin 2021. If you want to have a great year, don't chase after this...

Jan 6

5 min 50 sec

The Bible tells us exactly how we can live a productive life in 2021...

Jan 5

6 min 55 sec

Do you want to be prosperous and successful in 2021? Of course you do! Today's One Verse tells us exactly how to do it.

Jan 4

6 min 27 sec

How do grow in our relationship with God? Delight in Him.

Jan 3

4 min 59 sec

Trust in God, and He promises to direct your path in 2021.

Jan 2

4 min 55 sec

We are looking at verses to get 2021 started off on the right foot. Today's One Verse teaches us what we should do first this year.

Jan 1

7 min 20 sec

She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins. -Matthew 1:21

Dec 2020

5 min 26 sec

This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.  -Matthew 1:18

Dec 2020

4 min 52 sec

"I will establish your line forever and make your throne firm through all generations." -Psalm 89:4

Dec 2020

6 min 42 sec

Welcome to Advent 2020, One Verse Devotional style! Get your free Christmas devotional!

Dec 2020

7 min 10 sec

"With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be." -James 3:9-10

Dec 2020

5 min 53 sec

Our God is worthy of praise. He has done wonderful things planned long ago.

Dec 2020

6 min 53 sec

God has invited us to join Him in His restoration of the world. We are God’s ambassadors, living our lives “as though God were making his appeal through us.” (2 Corinthians 5:20)

Dec 2020

8 min 8 sec

There is only one thing I want you to hear today: God is NOT angry with you! He loves you and simply wants to have a relationship with you. He is not angry about your past. He is way more concerned with your future.

Nov 2020

6 min 2 sec

Salvation was God’s idea! God desired to restore the broken relationship that sin brought. Through Christ, we are reconciled back to God. Our relationship has been restored!

Nov 2020

7 min 14 sec

Great news! You can stop feeling guilty about your past. If you are a follower of Jesus, you are a new creation! (2 Cor. 5:17) God is more concerned with your future than your past.

Nov 2020

5 min 13 sec

"But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble." Psalm 59:16

Nov 2020

5 min 19 sec

Live like Jesus and value others above yourself! In the Gospels, Jesus taught us a different way: Put others first. Paul reminds us of that in Philippians 2:3. 

Nov 2020

4 min 34 sec

Stop feeling guilty for your anxiety. God cares enough about us that He doesn’t judge us. He tells us to give it to Him.

Nov 2020

3 min 44 sec

God loves a cheerful giver!

Nov 2020

5 min 40 sec

This is a season of doing good for family and others. It is a time of giving. Unfortunately, we can also become burned out when trying to do too much without taking care of ourselves. The Apostle Paul understood this. He encourages us in Galatians 6:9 that we do not become weary, tired, or worn out when doing good. Maybe you need to pause and take care of yourself.

Nov 2020

4 min 54 sec

God is our refuge, our salvation, and our stronghold. When life gets busy and filled with anxiety and worry, He is our Rock. If life feels crazy right now and you’re trying to do it all on your own, run to God and allow Him to be your protection.

Nov 2020

5 min

Let us show our love for God by the way we treat His children.

Nov 2020

6 min 31 sec

God is never surprised by the outcome of an election.

Nov 2020

4 min 54 sec

Can anyone use a little peace today? The Peace of God is larger than life and transcends all understanding. If you let it, it will guard your hearts and minds

Nov 2020

7 min 19 sec

God will shield us and protect us when we’re weak. He is a loving and protecting Father. He is our refuge.

Nov 2020

5 min 29 sec

"For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.” Romans 1:17 This is the verse that changed Martin Luther's life.

Oct 2020

6 min 21 sec

Jesus lived a perfect life, but he was also tempted. He understands our weaknesses and can even empathize with us. He isn’t upset with us. He understands, and He is here to help.

Oct 2020

7 min 7 sec

If you don’t know how to pray, or you feel like your prayers are hitting the ceiling, take comfort in the fact the the Holy Spirit is praying to God FOR YOU on your behalf.

Oct 2020

5 min 50 sec