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Wednesday Word: "How Are You Feeding Yourself Spiritually?"

Posted by Matt McCoy on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, In : Wednesday Word 
This might seem like a simple question but I've found it's the simple questions that often have the biggest impact. Ask yourself this question today, "What am I doing right now to feed my spirit?"  Remember, what we feed grows and what we starve dies. Choose today to starve out sin and feed God's promises in our lives.

God bless!
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Wednesday Word: "Follow Christ With Your Doubts"

Posted by Matt McCoy on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, In : Wednesday Word 
We often think we must have all our questions answered before we can follow Christ. What you find in the New Testament is most people had no idea where Christ was taking them but they still chose to follow. This is what a walk of faith is. It's following Christ even though you have doubts.
God bless!

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Wednesday Word: God Knows, Shows, & Grows Our Faith

Posted by Matt McCoy on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, In : Wednesday Word 
Often the times we feel the most distant from God are the times he wants us to call upon him the most. Satan will do his part to cloud our perspective. No matter what, we must always keep the big picture in mind and know that God Knows us! John 15:15 tells us we can call God a friend! Let that one sink in! He's not only a friend. He is also our all loving heavenly Father. Surrender to him today and let your life be lived to the fullest. God bless!

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Wednesday Word: "Pray Forward"

Posted by Matt McCoy on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, In : Wednesday Word 
In this video I go over a struggle I often have of simply praying for forgiveness of sins and past wrongdoings instead of praying for God's guidance and direction on my life. I hope this video can challenge you to live a forward thinking life that is full of love, joy, hope and a future. God bless you!

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Fun Maternity Pics

Posted by Matt McCoy on Sunday, October 19, 2014, In : Family Memories 
My wife and I had a lot of fun this past weekend taking some maternity pics at a local historic mill. We are on a tighter budget with the little man coming soon so we took the pics on a timer with our Canon camera. (She laughed because she's 9 months pregnant and I'm the one just sitting! haha)

Taryn and I always have such a great time laughing and spending time together. I'm so blessed to have a great marriage. I can't wait to be a father too. Praise God today for the blessings in your life. ...
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Looking for Daily Spiritual Challenges?

Posted by Matt McCoy on Monday, September 22, 2014, In : Daily Blog 
Please "LIKE" the Acoustic Selection Facebook page for daily spiritual challenges and thoughts from Matt. 

Get to know Matt McCoy on a more personal level as he posts funny pictures, daily scripture or just general advice that has helped along the way. 
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Is Your Life Complete?

Posted by Matt McCoy on Friday, August 15, 2014, In : Daily Blog 

A question to ask yourself today, “Am I complete in Christ?”  People ask me all the time how I’m so happy all the time. They ask me how I have such a great marriage. They want to know why I can get along with literally anyone. The answer is simple. I am 100% complete in Christ. Everything, and I mean everything, I’ll ever need is found in Jesus Christ. The world can’t tell you that. It doesn’t sell books, it doesn’t make the movies, it doesn’t sound romantic. I was complete be...


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How Do You View Yourself?

Posted by Matt McCoy on Thursday, July 3, 2014, In : Daily Blog 
This question might seem easy to answer at first glance. Once your really dive into this question it forces you to see things at a deeper level. Check out this video as I go over looking at ourselves closer in order to treat others better and have a different perspective of our Heavenly Father. God bless!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hvzKAADGh4&list=UUugccYflnkdPyyujevjS1Ow

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Did Jesus Really Claim to be God?

Posted by Matt McCoy on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, In : Daily Blog 
I hear this question asked often. Many people have said that Jesus only claims to be God in the book of John. They say in Matthew, Mark and Luke he simply is considered a prophet. This couldn't be further from the truth. Check out my pastor's blog post about this topic so if you ever hear this question proposed to an audience, you can easily defend who Christ really was. (Even though he in no way needs defended because He's the Creator of us all!)

http://www.jdgreear.com/my_weblog/2014/06/did-...
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Great Speakers Make Us Better

Posted by Matt McCoy on Thursday, April 24, 2014, In : Daily Blog 
One of the things I highly recommend is to find great speakers to motivate, encourage and challenge you. People like Jim Rohn, Zig Zigler, and Les Brown to name a few have had a huge impact on my attitude and my professional and personal life. Here's a great seminar by Les Brown as an example.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxojMiN_0Fg

God bless!
Matt
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Can hate mail be a good thing?

Posted by Matt McCoy on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, In : Daily Blog 


I've told my wife often that the biggest scare I have with my online ministry is getting into a habit of just witnessing and nurturing the Christ followers. Don't get me wrong, my personality is to encourage and there is nothing I love more than to lift up and brighten someone's day. Having that been said, I want to always be aware of the lost and dying world out there and I never want to be so inner circle focused that I lose site of my task to daily win others to Christ and his love for the...

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Using Downtime Wisely

Posted by Matt McCoy on Thursday, April 3, 2014, In : Daily Blog 
Some of the best advice I can give is learn to use downtime to grow as an individual. Not only can you use downtime to grow spiritually but intellectually as well. I have made a habit to keep a notebook/journal with me in my car so times like yesterday when I waited 2 hours for an oil change, I can prepare and grow.

The Bible says we are to number our days and count every moment. We need to constantly be working to make a better YOU.  A more attractive you is better for those around you and b...
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Bible Reading Plan

Posted by Matt McCoy on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, In : Daily Blog 
There's not much better use of our time than in God's word studying His truths. Join my wife and I in the month of April and May as we study the book of James, Matthew and Romans.



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Speaking at TNT Event in Coward, SC

Posted by Matt McCoy on Friday, March 21, 2014, In : Speaking Opportunity 
Last night I had the opportunity to speak for the TNT Event at Coward Baptist Church in Coward, SC. It was a great blessing getting to meet people who previously I only knew online. I spoke on
3 Practices for Everyday Spiritual Growth:
1. Take What You Have, Where you Are, Do what you can.
2. Welcome the Disciplines.
  • Reading the Bible
  • Time in Prayer
  • Choosing Your Friends Wisely
  • Keeping a Spiritual Journal
3. Do for ONE what you wish you could do for EVERYONE.

I really appreciate the kindness and gene...

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Does God Want You Happy?

Posted by Matt McCoy on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, In : Daily Blog 

The quick answer to this question is a simple Yes. The problem comes when the wrong things make us happy. We live in a society that places such a high value on wealth, fame, status, weather, health, entertainment, etc. This is NOT the way God designed us. We have let the distractions of this world take over in our lives and now we ultimately treasure the wrongs things.


Do you know you have EVERYTHING you need in Christ? Think about that for a minute. We don't have a lot in Christ, we don't jus...

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Seek First...

Posted by Matt McCoy on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, In : Daily Blog 

Over the past few weeks I have had the verse from Matthew 6 stuck in my head. "Seek First the Kingdom of Heaven"


Seek means, to go in search or quest of....to try to find or discover.

This is what God wants for us to do with our lives. Simply, SEEK him. 

The next part of the verse uses the word "first." God doesn't want our leftovers. As creator of the world, he gave us so many wonderful things here on Earth. Beautiful Nature Scenes, attractive people and friendships, a mind that is able to obta...

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Finally! Shirts and Piano DVD are here!

Posted by Matt McCoy on Thursday, March 13, 2014, In : Daily Blog 
I've had people asking me for over a year when the Acoustic Selection shirts would be available and when the Praise in 10 Days Piano DVD will be complete. I can finally say, "THEY"RE DONE!!"  Hallelujah!

The shirts are $20 bucks (plus shipping) and the DVD is $15 for just Piano or $20 for Piano + Guitar + Picks bundle pack.  Send the link to anyone who you think would be interested. 

Message me with any questions. Otherwise, swing over to the Shop tab http://www.acousticselection.com/shop.php a...

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We're ALL called to Fish!

Posted by Matt McCoy on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, In : Daily Blog 
Growing up I often heard people make the statement of "going into full-time ministry." Don't get me wrong, I do think some people are called to be full-time missionaries in other countries and some are called to be full-time pastors, etc. The problem with wording things in this way implies that other followers of Christ are simply getting a box checked to get into Heaven. As you know, this is not at all what God wants for our lives. When God saves us, he calls us all to fish. 

What do I mean b...
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What's in a Name?

Posted by Matt McCoy on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, In : Daily Blog 
As the song "Your Name" says.

"Your name, is a strong and mighty tower.
Your name, is a shelter like no other,
Your name, let the nations sing it louder, 
cause nothing has the power to save but your name!"

Praise the Lord that we serve a God who sent his only son to bear the sin of the world, on a cross, that we can be free from Satan's power of us. We can now worship him forever and have a blessed and joy-filled life! Think about the sacrifice of the cross today and pledge to worship God with ev...

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What's Your Vision?

Posted by Matt McCoy on Monday, March 10, 2014, In : Daily Blog 
In Proverbs 29:18 Solomon tells us, "Where there is no vision, the people perish"

Our pastor spoke on this topic in church and it was a great wake up call for me. 

What is my vision? What do I want to see happen in my life? A better question, "What does God want to see happen with my life?"

I want to challenge you today to pray and ask God to give you a vision. Ask him to help show you the areas of your life that need his hand. Where can you serve today in the church? What are areas outside of t...
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Draw Nigh to God...

Posted by Matt McCoy on Saturday, March 8, 2014, In : Daily Blog 
This morning I woke up and immediately had this simple but very true verse on my mind.

Draw nigh unto God and he will draw nigh unto thee. (James 4:8 )

What does this mean? God is waiting for us to want to know him more. He's not pushy, he's not going to throw himself on us. He wants to help guide and speak to people who want to know him more. 

Whatever you're going through today, ask yourself, "Am I drawing nigh unto God?"

If you want to get a closer walk with the Lord, draw close to him. "Abide...

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Rejoice in the answer NO!

Posted by Matt McCoy on Thursday, March 6, 2014, In : Daily Blog 
Often we feel like God didn't answer our prayer if the answer was not the "yes" we anticipated or wanted. I have found I can pray so hard for things and God will tell me "NO." We must as Christians realize God works his plan on his watch, not ours. I'm praying I can learn to better accept God's answer to my prayer...even if it's not the one I want. Many answers we didn't like at first turn out much better later on. Keep the faith!


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Free Music!

Posted by Matt McCoy on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, In : Information 
Do you like some good southern gospel music? If yes, you need to head over to the MUSIC tab and check out Peggy McCoy's cd's I've uploaded free for your enjoyment. My mother is a great Godly lady who has used her God given voice to proclaim the glory of Christ.

Check it out and God bless!
Matt
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Free MP3's for download and listening

Posted by Matt McCoy on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, In : Information 
Starting February I will be posting each month a free acoustic mp3 for download of one of my original songs on the "Shop" page. Check it out!
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Project 14 Global Missions Update

Posted by Matt McCoy on Monday, January 27, 2014, In : Mission Work 
Many people ask me about Project 14 Global Missions and what it is. P14GM is a nonprofit organization started by my Father, Ken McCoy, in order to train nationals to plant churches within their own countries. I, Matt McCoy, am 1 of 6 board members making the decisions for this organization. We want to develop a "better/more efficient" way of doing mission work. After hearing from hundreds of churches around the country many pastors feel mission work over seas lacks accountability and is often...
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Tshirts, Picks, Piano DVD

Posted by Matt McCoy on Thursday, January 23, 2014, In : Information 
I've got a lot of things in the pipeline right now. The Praise in 10 Days Piano DVD is days from being finished and will go on sale ASAP. I have Acoustic Selection Picks available for sale or any donation.
Also, T- shirts are close to being complete with 3 different styles. I'm excited to get these up on the site!

http://www.acousticselection.com/praise-in-10-days-dvd.php

Thanks again to everyone who has encouraged and helped me on this fun journey. Life is good!

God bless!
Matt
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Merchandise Coming Soon..

Posted by Matt McCoy on Monday, July 15, 2013, In : Information 
My wife and I are in the process of trademarking my logo and slogan for the website and then tshirt and other promotional items will begin being made. Drop me a line if you're interested. 

God is good!
Matt
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Songlist complete

Posted by Matt McCoy on Thursday, April 18, 2013, In : Information 
finally got the song list complete and the donation page complete. We're slowly getting this webpage like I visioned it. God is good!
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Master Playlist

Posted by Matt McCoy on Friday, April 12, 2013, In : Information 
I"m finally getting a master playlist of all my videos. Check out the "Playlist" tab for quick access to each of the video instructional's and helps. It's going to take a while to get them all up but I'll get there eventually! 

Have a great day everyone!

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New Merchandise Added

Posted by Matt McCoy on Thursday, November 29, 2012, In : Information 
If you want an encouraging reminder to wear around your wrist each day check out the merchandise section for ordering.  Well Done Faithful Servant wrist bands for $6.00. Shipping is Free to U.S. 

T-shirts coming soon!

God bless! Keep the Faith!

Matt

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Guitar Lesson Section Updated

Posted by Matt McCoy on Monday, November 5, 2012, In : Information 
Tonight I have finalized the format for the Guitar Lesson section. As you can see, I will have song tutorials on the left side and guitar tips or general music tips (singing, changing keys, using capo, etc) on the right hand side. I will eventually have all the chord/lyrics underneath the individuals songs as shown on the first song. (Trading My Sorrows)

Hope you like it! I'll eventually get there! Trying to make the site easy to navigate for people who have never seen my youtube vids before. ...
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More additions coming soon!

Posted by Matt McCoy on Saturday, November 3, 2012, In : Information 
As stated, this site is in the very early stage of development. I hope in the near future to have many more songs posted along with the chord/lyrics beside the video (that's the part that takes the longest). 

Also, to name a few, I hope to add things like:
  • Merchandise area with shirts, mugs, pens, desk items, etc.
  • Song Lists to quickly navigate all the uploaded songs
  • Intro Videos to talk more about the site (help out beginners)
  • Donation Link (so people can give for DVD's and Bible college family m...

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Website Launched!

Posted by Matt McCoy on Thursday, November 1, 2012,
Today is the first day of the website "www.acousticselection.com"  I am excited to see what God has in store for this ministry in the near future. This site will have many improvements in the days to come so please stay tuned as I continue to add new content. 

My main goal is to make this site easy to navigate for beginning guitar and piano players. I hope to have chord and lyric sheets for each of my videos that will be available to print out for quick access. 

Stay tuned for more updates comi...
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