October 16: “Emotions: What Goes Up Must Come Down”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: 1 Kings 191 Thessalonians 2Daniel 1Psalms 105 Today’s Bible Verse(s): 1 Kings 19:3-5 (CSB): “Then Elijah became afraid and immediately ran for his life. When he came to Beer-sheba that belonged to Judah, he left his servant there, but he went on a day’s journey into […]

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September 9: “Getting Your Joy Back After You Sin”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 31 Corinthians 14Ezekiel 12Psalm 51 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, who penned it, had engaged […]

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August 22: “The Blessings of Hospitality”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 14Romans 12Jeremiah 51Psalms 30 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Romans 12:13 (CSB) “Share with the saints in their needs; pursue hospitality.” Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): In the years to come, when people ask what we thought about 2020, we’re going to struggle with where to […]

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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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August 14: “Living a Blessed Life”

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 4Romans 4Jeremiah 42Psalms 18 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Roman 4:7-8 (CSB) “Blessed are those […]

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July 9: “Gratitude and Happiness”

8 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Joshua 11Psalm 144Jeremiah 5Matthew 19 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Psalm 144:15 (CSB): “Happy are the people with such blessings. Happy are the people whose God is the LORD.” Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): Some people are not convinced that following Jesus is the pathway to happiness. They […]

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May 30: “Revival and Getting Our Happiness Back”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Deuteronomy 3Psalms 85Isaiah 31Revelation 1 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Psalm 85:6 (CSB): “Will you not revive us again so that your people may rejoice in you?” Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): At our core, all of us essentially want to be happy. A desire for inner joy […]

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May 29: “Joy in God’s Presence”

3 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Deuteronomy 2Psalms 83-84Isaiah 30Jude 1 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Psalm 84:10–12 (CSB): “Better a day in your courts than a thousand anywhere else. I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God than live in the tents of wicked people. For the Lord […]

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