September 16: “A Speck, a Log, and a Story”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 122 Corinthians 5Ezekiel 19Psalms 64-65 Today’s Bible Verse(s): 2 Samuel 12:5-6 (CSB): “David was infuriated with the man and said to Nathan, ‘As the LORD lives, the man who did this deserves to die! Because he has done this thing and shown no pity, he […]

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September 10: “Are You a Good Person”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 4-5 1 Corinthians 15Ezekiel 13Psalms 52-54 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Psalm 53:2-3 (CSB): “God looks down from heaven on the human race to see if there is one who is wise, one who seeks God. All have turned away; all alike have become corrupt. There […]

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September 5: “Is God Responsible When I’m Tempted?”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 29-301 Corinthians 10Ezekiel 8Psalms 46-47 Today’s Bible Verse(s): 1 Corinthians 10:13 (CSB): “No temptation has come upon you except what is common to humanity. But God is faithful; he will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the […]

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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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July 5: “There’s No Such Thing as a Private Sin”

13 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Joshua 7Psalms 137-138Jeremiah 1Matthew 15 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Joshua 7:1 (CSB): “The Israelites, however, were unfaithful regarding the things set apart for destruction. Achan son of Carmi, son of Zabdi, son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took some of what was set apart, and the LORD’s […]

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April 28: “Caring Enough to Confront”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Numbers 5 Psalms 39 Song of Solomon 3 Hebrews 3 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “But encourage each other daily, while it is still called today, so that none of you is hardened by sin’s deception.” Hebrews 3:13 (CSB) Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): At First Baptist Church, […]

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April 22: “The Power of Wisdom, Weapons of War, and One Sinner”

5 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Leviticus 26 Psalm 33 Ecclesiastes 9 Titus 1 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner can destroy much good.” Ecclesiastes 9:18 (CSB) Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): One of the things that mankind has always been good at is coming […]

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April 16: “Does God Forget or Does He Choose Not to Remember?”

7 Minute Read + Scripture readings and music video Today’s Bible Reading: Leviticus 20 Psalms 25 Ecclesiastes 3 1 Timothy 5 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Remember, LORD, your compassion and your faithful love, for they have existed from antiquity. Do not remember the sins of my youth or my acts of rebellion; in keeping with your […]

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March 8: “Stumbling into Sin and Being Restored”

3 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Exodus 19 Luke 22 Job 37 2 Corinthians 7 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Simon, Simon, look out. Satan has asked to sift you like wheat. But I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And you, when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” […]

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March 4: “The Joy of Entering the Valley of Repentance”

5 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Exodus 15 Luke 18 Job 33 2 Corinthians 3 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “I tell you, this one went down to his house justified rather than the other; because everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” Luke 18:14 […]

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