August 15: “The Joys of Hard Times”

8 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 5-6Romans 5Jeremiah 43Psalms 19 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Romans 5:3–5 (CSB): “And not […]

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November 24: “Patiently Endure Injustice”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Ezekiel 47:1–48:35 1 Peter 2:11–3:7 Psalm 119:49-64 Proverbs 28:12-13 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): 1 Peter 2:21 (CSB): “For you were called to this, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): In our […]

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November 13: “Where Are Your Eyes Focused?”

7 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Ezekiel 27:1–28:26 Hebrews 11:17-31 Psalm 111:1-10 Proverbs 27:15-16 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Hebrews 11:26 (CSB): “For he considered reproach for the sake of Christ to be greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, since he was looking ahead to the reward.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Hebrews […]

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July 18: “Why You Can Be Happy When Life Gets Hard”

7 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: 1 Chronicles 26:12–27:34 Romans 4:13–5:5 Psalm 14:1-7 Proverbs 19:17 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Romans 5:3–5 (CSB): “And not only that, but we also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance, endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope. This hope will not disappoint us, because […]

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Running, Endurance, Encouragement and the Christian Race

I’m starting a “Run for God” program at our church and the first meeting is this Saturday, August 18th. Many of those who will attend aren’t presently runners but want to be. I’m excited to take them on this 12 week journey!  To spice things up, I looked for a 5K (3.1 mile) race to […]

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