August 16: “The Most Important Choice – With Only Two Options”

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 7-8Romans 6Jeremiah 44Psalms 20-21 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Romans 6:23 (CSB): “For the […]

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February 13: “Participating in Satan’s Final Defeat”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Genesis 46 Mark 16 Job 12 Romans 16 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.” Romans 16:20 (CSB) Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): Kim and I recently had a group […]

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What on Earth Is Hell Like?

A couple of days ago, I took my oldest son to a dealership so that he could purchase a car. While there, the salesman took our conversation to spiritual matters as we awaited the finance department to work out some details. One of the things he said was that he didn’t think that hell was […]

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June 30: “How to Maintain Your Innocence if Someone Ends up in Hell”

3 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: 2 Kings 17:1–18:12 Acts 20:1-38 Psalm 148:1-14 Proverbs 18:6-7 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Acts 20:26-27 (CSB): “Therefore I declare to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all of you, because I did not avoid declaring to you the whole plan of God.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S […]

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February 8: “How Long is Eternity?”

5 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Exodus 28:1-43 Matthew 25:31–26:13 Psalm 31:9-18 Proverbs 8:12-13 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Matthew 25:46 (CSB): “And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Our Verse for Today is as simple as it is powerful. It is easy to read […]

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One reason to take your walk with Jesus seriously

Imagine for a moment that a plague is ravaging our nation. People are dying left and right. But that doesn’t bother you nearly as much as the fact that your family and friends have the disease and are in the process of dying. But there is a cure. Medicine has been developed and produced that, […]

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How Do I Know that I’m Saved?

TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Exodus 28:1-43 Matthew 25:31-26:13 Psalm 31:9-18 Proverbs 8:12-13 BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY: Psalm 31:14 “But I am trusting you, O LORD, saying, ‘You are my God!’” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): In today’s reading, we are invited into a heavenly scene in Matthew 25. We can almost see and hear Jesus as He […]

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Heaven will not be a long church service! (—Sigh of relief!—)

I’ll have to admit that the thought of Heaven wasn’t too attractive to me as a young child. Of course, I understood that Hell needed to be avoided for obvious reasons. But, Heaven … well … what’s so great about a long worship service that never, ever, ever, ever ends? I’ve been in some worship […]

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The purpose of trials

None of us like it when life gets tough. When finances get tight or a relationship sours or a loved one gets a bad prognosis … we try to pray it away. We can’t imagine how going through such trying circumstances can be a sign of God’s favor or God’s sovereign reign over His creation. […]

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Sermon (video): Are You Headed for Heaven or Hell? (Matthew 7:13-23)

This is a lengthy sermon but few people tuned out as I preached. I suspect that was because of the relevance and seriousness of this topic. I hope that as you watch this sermon, you will examine yourself to see if you are really a child of God on your way to Heaven … or […]

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