August 13: “Are You a Good Person?”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings (If you want to listen to an audio version of today’s blog post, simply go to https://anchor.fm/mattellis1997, or search for “Reflections on Truth” by Matt Ellis wherever you download your favorite podcasts.) Today’s Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 3Romans 3Jeremiah 41Psalms 17 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Romans 3:10–12 (CSB): “as it […]

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June 26: “A Mindset that Makes Forgiving Easier”

11 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Deuteronomy 31Psalms 119:97-120Isaiah 58Matthew 6 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Matthew 6:14-15 (CSB): “For if you forgive others their offenses, your heavenly Father will forgive you as well. But if you don’t forgive others, your Father will not forgive our offenses.” Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): Forgiveness is […]

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June 3: “Jesus, the Sacrificial Lamb”

10 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Deuteronomy 7Psalms 90Isaiah 35Revelation 5 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Revelation 5:6 (CSB): “Then I saw one like a slaughtered lamb standing in the midst of the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders…” Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): Did you know that not everything […]

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April 12: “The Day of Atonement and the Empty Tomb”

7 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Leviticus 16 Psalms 19 Proverbs 30 1 Timothy 1 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Atonement will be made for you on this day to cleanse you, and you will be clean from all your sins before the Lord.” Leviticus 16:30 (CSB) Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): At sundown […]

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April 1: “Free, not Cheap, Grace”

7 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Leviticus 4 Psalms 1-2 Proverbs 19 Colossians 2 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “He erased the certificate of debt, with its obligations, that was against us and opposed to us, and has taken it away by nailing it to the cross.” Colossians 2:14 (CSB) Reflections on Today’s Bible […]

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March 21: “The Coronavirus and the Cross”

5 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Exodus 32 John 11 Proverbs 8 Ephesians 1 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me, even if he dies, will live. Everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you […]

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February 12: “Jesus’ Death, Burial, and Resurrection”

11 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Genesis 45 Mark 15 Job 11 Romans 15 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means Place of the Skull)… Then they crucified him … Pilate was surprised that he was already dead. Summoning the centurion, he asked him whether he […]

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January 3: “The Cross of Jesus”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Genesis 3 Matthew 3 Ezra 3 Acts 3 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “The Lord God made clothing from skins for the man and his wife, and he clothed them.” Genesis 3:21 (CSB) Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): When we look around us, we see a messed up […]

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January 2: “The Climax of God’s Creation”

5 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Genesis 2 Matthew 2 Ezra 2 Acts 2 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Then the Lord God formed the man out of the dust from the ground and breathed the breath of life into his nostrils, and the man became a living being.” Genesis 2:7 (CSB) Reflections on […]

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December 24: “From Fear to Freedom”

5 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Zechariah 6:1–7:14 Revelation 15:1-8 Psalm 143:1-12 Proverbs 30:24-28 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Psalm 143:2 (CSB): “Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one alive is righteous in your sight.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): On its face, our Verse for Today sounds utterly hopeless. If […]

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