September 18: “Guilt that Produces Repentance”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 142 Corinthians 7Ezekiel 21Psalms 68 Today’s Bible Verse(s): 2 Corinthians 7:10 (CSB): “For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, but worldly grief produces death.” Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): Wouldn’t it be nice if God shipped a “Spiritual Birth […]

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August 17: “When You Sin, It’s Not You Who Sinned”

7 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 9Romans 7Jeremiah 46Psalms 22 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Romans 7:20 (CSB): “Now if […]

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January 9: “Make an Appointment with Dr. Jesus”

5 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Genesis 9-10 Matthew 9 Ezra 9 Acts 9 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Now when he heard this, he said, ‘It is not those who are well who need a doctor, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this means: I desire mercy and not sacrifice. […]

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December 21: “How to Deal With Guilt”

7 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Zechariah 1:1-21 Revelation 12:1-17 Psalm 140:1-13 Proverbs 30:17 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Revelation 12:10 (CSB): “Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say, ‘The salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have now come, because the accuser […]

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November 21: “How to Experience Freedom from Guilt”

5 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Ezekiel 42:1–43:27 James 5:1-20 Psalm 119:1-16 Proverbs 28:6-7 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): James 5:16 (CSB): “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is very powerful in its effect.” REFLECTIONS ON […]

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September 7: “Getting Our Happiness Back”

3 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Song of Songs 5:1–8:14 2 Corinthians 9:1-15 Psalm 51:1-19 Proverbs 22:24-25 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Psalm 51:12 (CSB): “Restore the joy of your salvation to me, and sustain me by giving me a willing spirit.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Psalm 51 is rugged and honest. David, […]

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August 12: “How to Get Rid Of Guilt and Get Your Happiness Back”

3 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Nehemiah 3:15–5:13 1 Corinthians 7:25-40 Psalm 32:1-11 Proverbs 21:5-7 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Psalm 32:1-2 (CSB) “How joyful is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered! How joyful is a person whom the Lord does not charge with iniquity and in whose spirit is no deceit!” REFLECTIONS […]

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June 12: “The Value of Feeling the Pain of Sin”

8 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: 1 Kings 9:1–10:29 Acts 8:14-40 Psalm 130:1-8 Proverbs 17:2-3 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Psalm 130:1 (CSB): “Out of the depths I call to you, LORD!” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Pain can be a blessing. Some may scratch their head in bewilderment at that statement, but it’s true. God has […]

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