August 12: “The Gospel that Works”

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 2Romans 2Jeremiah 40Psalms 15-16 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Romans 2:5-8 (CSB): “Because of […]

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August 7: “Mankind’s High Honor”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Judges 21Acts 25Jeremiah 35Psalms 7-8 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Psalm 8:3–5 (CSB): “When I observe your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you set in place, what is a human being that you remember him, a son of man that you […]

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July 26: “Forgiven and Justified!”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Judges 9Acts 13Jeremiah 22Mark 8 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Acts 13:38-39 (CSB): “Therefore, let it be known to you, brothers and sisters, that through this man forgiveness of sins is being proclaimed to you. Everyone who believes is justified through him from everything that you could not […]

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“The World Condemns With No Hope of Restoration; It Needs the Gospel!”

The past few months have been pretty astounding. People are getting targeted for something they did years or even decades ago. What they did was clearly wrong but that offense (or offenses) in their past is enough to get them fired or at least publicly disgraced. If you keep up with the news, you’ll also […]

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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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The Only Way to Experience True Reconciliation

Regardless of whatever changes are made in our culture, there are sinners on this side and there will be sinners on the other side of change. The fix that our culture desperately needs is the Gospel. When people submit to King Jesus and obey Him instantly and completely, then we’ll see incredible change because the […]

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May 8: “Are You a Good Person?”

7 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Numbers 16 Psalms 52-54 Isaiah 6 Hebrews 13 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “God looks down from heaven on the human race to see if there is one who is wise, one who seeks God. All have turned away; all alike have become corrupt. There is no one […]

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April 25: “Falling into Spiritual Apathy and Making It Right”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Numbers 2 Psalms 36 Ecclesiastes 12 Philemon 1 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “An oracle within my heart concerning the transgression of the wicked person: Dread of God has no effect on him. For with his flattering opinion of himself, he does not discover and hate his iniquity.” […]

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April 23: “Some Qualities of Pastors Who Are Held in High Regard”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Leviticus 27 Psalms 34 Ecclesiastes 10 Titus 2 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Proclaim these things; encourage and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you.” Titus 2:15 (CSB) Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): I spent a couple of hours on Monday with a retired pastor, Jay […]

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April 15: “Enjoying God and Finding Meaning in Life”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Leviticus 19 Psalms 23-24 Ecclesiastes 2 1 Timothy 4 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “There is nothing better for a person than to eat, drink, and enjoy his work. I have seen that even this is from God’s hand, because who can eat and who can enjoy life […]

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