If We Confess
October 29, 2023 | Finally Free, Freedom, Series, Sermons, Spiritual warfare, Topics, Victory


If We Confess | 1 John 1:9 | Finally Free

Everyone who turns to addiction, does it to make their pain stop. Freedom from our bondage should not be about just escaping – we must deal with our pain and sin.

If you’re carrying a heavy weight, if you’re needing God’s forgiveness, don’t neglect the simple truth and amazing promise of I John 1:9… let’s find forgiveness and freedom from all of our sins.

To Know Him Is To Love Him (Part 1)
October 22, 2023 | Finally Free, Freedom, Jesus Christ, Savior, Series, Sermons, Topics


To Know Him Is To Love Him (Part 1) | John 8 | Finally Free

Are you finding freedom yet? It all comes down to your love for Jesus Christ.

As you grow to know a spouse or a close friend more and more, your love for that person grows deeper. It’s the same with the Lord – the longer you walk with Jesus Christ, the more your love for Him will grow.

Do you love the Lord? Open your Bible to John 8…

Freedom From Guilt
October 15, 2023 | Failure, Finally Free, Freedom, Series, Sermons, Shame, Topics


Freedom From Guilt | Psalms 51 | Finally Free

Do you ever fear you’re not good enough? Maybe you feel the shame of your mistakes or question God’s love because of your sins. Maybe you feel religious shame, because you haven’t followed all the ‘rules’.

What are we to do with guilt and shame?

Let’s learn from the pages of Scripture about the Holy Spirit’s work in our conscience – leading us not to more guilt, but to repentance, freedom and a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.

Open your Bible to Psalm 51 and get ready to find Freedom from Guilt…

My Cup Overflows
October 5, 2023 | Endurance, Freedom, Peace, Psalm 23, Series, Sermons, Topics


My Cup Overflows | Psalm 23

My Story
October 2, 2023 | Addiction, Freedom, Series, Sermons, Single Messages, Topics, Victory


My Story

First Steps
September 9, 2023 | Addiction, Finally Free, Freedom, Savior, Series, Sermons, Topics


Our ministry has been growing and serving men who are stuck in addictions. At the Act Like Men House, we’ve been guiding men at the rock bottom of addiction toward lasting freedom, through faith in Christ and community with brothers in Christ. This message was preached at our ministry center, Rock Bottom, and is for you and your loved ones who need victory and freedom from your shame and burdens.

Intellectual knowledge of Christ, rules, structure, and sheer will-power alone can never set people free. Only Jesus Christ can truly set people free. The God who made you wants to free you from sin, addiction and shame.

This new teaching series, Finally Free, will give you the truth you need to destroy the strongholds in your life. Join us in Acts 13 as we learn the First Steps of recovery!

Act Like Men Ministries
August 28, 2023 | Addiction, Freedom, JMM Blog

Act Like Men | Sobriety Houses

Located in the greater Chicago area, our sobriety houses provide transitional housing, spiritual counsel, lifestyle support, and accountability for men getting free from incarceration and/or substance addiction. Dr. James MacDonald’s inspiration for Act Like Men Sobriety Houses is drawn from Matthew 25:40 and Jesus’ promise “in that you did it to the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.


Watch “Changing Lives from Rock Bottom” for more information and resident testimonies…


…When There’s Nowhere to Look But Up | Our first ALM Sobriety House and the location of our headquarters is affectionately known as Rock Bottom. Additional ALM Houses are also located in greater Chicagoland – apply for residency here.

Act Like Men | Bible Studies

On Saturdays throughout the summer, Pastor James preaches at our Rock Bottom headquarters. In addition, he and our sobriety ministry leaders spend themselves building into the men who reside in our ALM Houses, and those who have graduated but still desire to be part of our ministry family.

A new season of in-person Bible study is underway! All adults are welcome. 

Bible Study Details ➡

Act Like Men | 40 Days to Biblical Manhood

Book titled Act Like Men - 40 Days to Biblical Manhood

To equip as many men as possible with this in depth, 40-day teaching, Pastor James is giving away his Act Like Men book for the cost of shipping + a nominal handling fee.



Get the book ➡


Freedom from People Pleasing
January 20, 2023 | Faith, Freedom, Religion, Series, Sermons, Single Messages


Freedom from People Pleasing
1 Corinthians 4:3-5

10 Things You Should Know About Satan
January 6, 2023 | Freedom, In It To Win It, Repentance, Series, Sermons, Spiritual warfare, Topics



Don’t Get Sidetracked
July 19, 2022 | Finish Line Faith, Freedom, Opposition, Series, Sermons, Spiritual warfare, Topics


Don’t Get Sidetracked a sermon from 2 Timothy 2:14-26.