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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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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June 16: “Two Reasons to Pray for Relief from Trouble”

8 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Deuteronomy 21Psalms 108-109Isaiah 48Revelation 18 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Psalm 109:21-24 (CSB): “But you, Lord, my Lord, deal kindly with me for our name’s sake; because your faithful love is good, rescue me. For I am suffering and needy; my heart is wounded within me. I fade away […]

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May 20: “Praying With Honesty and Faith”

5 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Numbers 29 Psalms 73 Isaiah 21 2 Peter 2 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Who do I have in heaven but you? And I desire nothing on earth but you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart, my portion forever.” […]

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