October 9: “The Balance of the Christian Life”

5 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: 1 Kings 12Philippians 3Ezekiel 42Psalms 94 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Philippians 3:18–20 (CSB): “For I have often told you, and now say again with tears, that many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction; their god is their stomach; their glory is […]

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October 2: “A Faith that Works”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: 1 Kings 4-5Ephesians 2Ezekiel 35Psalms 85 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Ephesians 2:8–10 (CSB): “For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift — not from works, so that no one can boast. For we are his workmanship, created […]

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September 15: “Grace Over Judgment”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 112 Corinthians 4Ezekiel 18Psalms 62-63 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Ezekiel 18:23 (CSB): “‘Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked?’ This is the declaration of the Lord GOD. ‘Instead, don’t I take pleasure when he turns from his ways and lives?’” Reflections […]

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August 28: “Swimming in God’s Love for Me”

3 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 20 1 Corinthians 2Lamentations 5Psalms 36 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Psalm 36:5 (CSB): “LORD, your faithful love reaches to heaven, your faithfulness to the clouds.” Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): The verse that I have chosen for today is simple and yet profound. It could […]

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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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“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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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 31: “Jesus Often Fishes for Us”

11 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Leviticus 2,3 John 21 Proverbs 18 Colossians 1 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “He asked him the third time, ‘Simon, son of John, do you love me?’ Peter was grieved that he asked him the third time, ‘Do you love me?’ He said, ‘Lord, you know everything; you […]

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March 23: “Our Good, Gracious God”

7 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Exodus 34 John 13 Proverbs 10 Ephesians 3 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “The LORD passed in front of him and proclaimed: The LORD—the LORD is a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger and abounding in faithful love and truth, maintaining faithful love to a thousand generations, […]

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March 1: “One Thing that Sparks Celebration in Heaven”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Exodus 12 Luke 15 Job 30 1 Corinthians 16 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “I tell you, in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who don’t need repentance.” Luke 15:7 (CSB) Reflections on Today’s […]

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