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 18: “Whose Applause Do You Crave?”

8 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Judges 1Acts 5Jeremiah 14Matthew 28 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Acts 5:1–2 (CSB): “But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property. However, he kept back part of the proceeds with his wife’s knowledge, and brought a portion of it and laid it […]

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January 6: “Prepare for Heaven’s Award Ceremony”

5 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Genesis 6 Matthew 6 Ezra 6 Acts 6 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don’t break in and steal.” Matthew 6:20 (CSB) Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): Some Christians are stuck in […]

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November 13: “Where Are Your Eyes Focused?”

7 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Ezekiel 27:1–28:26 Hebrews 11:17-31 Psalm 111:1-10 Proverbs 27:15-16 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Hebrews 11:26 (CSB): “For he considered reproach for the sake of Christ to be greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, since he was looking ahead to the reward.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Hebrews […]

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March 26: “The Benefit of Obedience”

4 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Deuteronomy 5:1–6:25 Luke 7:11-35 Psalm 68:19-35 Proverbs 11:29-31 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Deuteronomy 5:32-33 (CSB): “Be careful to do as the LORD your God has commanded you; you are not to turn aside to the right or the left. Follow the whole instruction the LORD your God has commanded you, […]

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One Reason We Had Better Pursue Holiness

Christianity typically thrives under persecution. We see this demonstrated as we read the book of Acts and see the incredible growth of the first century church. We also hear this principle playing out as we continue to hear of the growth of the church in oppressive countries like China and Iran. One of the many […]

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Rewards for Seeking God

DAILY BIBLE READING:2 Chronicles 30:1–31:21 Romans 15:1-22 Psalm 25:1-15 Proverbs 20:13-15BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY:2 Chronicles 31:21 (NLT) “In all that he did in the service of the Temple of God and in his efforts to follow God’s laws and commands, Hezekiah sought his God wholeheartedly. As a result, he was very successful.”REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):We love verses […]

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Sermon (video): Preparing for Heaven’s Award Ceremony (Matthew 6:19-24)

When we get saved, we are called in that moment to obey our Lord Jesus for the rest of our days. Yet, one question that may arise is in regard to what our motivation for obeying is. Do we obey Jesus simply because we have to? Does Jesus give us an added incentive for obeying […]

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