January 4: “Repentance is a Good Thing”

The first word to come out of John the Baptist’s and Jesus’ mouth as they began their ministries was “repent.” That word is obviously significant and demands our attention and compliance. But it’s also a very good word!

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August 26: “Can Others See Jesus in You?”

3 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 18Romans 16Lamentations 3Psalms 34 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Romans 16:19 (CSB) “The report of your obedience has reached everyone. Therefore I rejoice over you, but I want you to be wise about what is good, and yet innocent about what is evil.” Reflections on Today’s Bible […]

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August 10: “The Blessings of Faithfulness to the Lord”

5 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: Ruth 3-4Acts 28Jeremiah 38Psalms 11-12 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Ruth 4:18–22 (CSB): “Now these are […]

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July 22: “On Suffering and Following Jesus”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Judges 5Acts 9Jeremiah 18Mark 4 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Acts 9:15–16 (CSB): “But the Lord said to him, ‘Go, for this man is my chosen instrument to take my name to Gentiles, kings, and Israelites. I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.’” […]

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July 17: “We Need More Men With the Resolve of Joshua!”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Joshua 24Acts 4Jeremiah 13Matthew 27 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Joshua 24:15 (CSB): “But if it doesn’t please you to worship the Lord, choose for yourselves today: Which will you worship—the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land […]

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