Monday, June 20, 2016

TWO SONS

Today’s Reading: Matthew 21

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On the East side of the Mount of Olives is Bethphage, where Jesus mounted the unbroken donkey colt and started His triumphal entry down the Mount of Olives and into Jerusalem. This beautiful ceiling painting is in the church known as the Palm Sunday Church. On display in the church is a large square rock that is believed to be the mounting block Jesus used to mount the donkey.

Key Verse: Matthew 21:29-30

He answered and said, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he regretted it and went. Then he came to the second and said likewise. And he answered and said, ‘I go, sir,’ but he did not go.

 

Chapter 21 begins with the fulfillment of Prophecy (Zechariah 9:9). The people had all studied the Hebrew Scriptures, and after witnessing this Palm Sunday event (the triumphal entry into Jerusalem on a donkey), they were open to Jesus’ teaching, the Temple cleansing, cursing the fig tree, His authority, and the parable of the two sons. Jesus’ message is very clear. He judges the promise breaker much more seriously than He does the one who was initially rebellious but ultimately obedient. Two sons are in this story. Like the two sons in this story, we may have made and broken promises. We still have a choice. We can repent of the sin of rebellion and dishonesty and do a 180-degree turn towards God’s plan and purpose for our lives.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord, which kind of son (or daughter) am I? Father, if I have failed to keep my word to You in the past, please bring it to mind, that I may confess, repent, and be made right before You. Thank You. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Please join me every day for fresh Bread. The Word of God is living Bread. I am malnourished mentally and spiritually if I fail to read and meditate on God’s Word daily. I need daily nourishment. Then I am strong! It was 39 years ago this past June 15th that we began the daily 100 Huntley Street telecast from that address in Toronto. For months prior to that beginning, I could not escape the message of Psalm 19:2, 3 and 4. It was constantly in my mind. Please read those verses and meditate on them. This appeared to be what God had in mind for television. So after 15 years of a weekly TV show called Crossroads (1962-1977) and several years of the weekly children’s show called Circle Square, we launched into DAILY television. Of course, I considered not doing this. The cost was huge, but God gave me, our Board of Directors, and our team members the grace to obey the “Day unto day utters speech” of Psalm 19:2, and God’s Word went out daily on Canadian television. God responded through the prayers and generous support of His people.

Love and prayers for the grace of obedience,

David

P.S. I overheard a conversation at the Crossroads Centre earlier this week. There is a need for special offerings as the ministry heads into the summer. Please join me in supporting this most worthy cause. With credit card in hand you can call 1-800-265-3100 and make a gift to this area of God’s work, or you can donate online here. The mail still works too, and the addresses are…

In Canada: Crossroads, Box 5100, Burlington, ON  L7R 4M2

In the USA: Crossroads, Box 486, Niagara Falls, NY  14302

Thank you for your partnership in enabling a “Day unto Day” ministry!

Located at 100 Huntley Street in downtown Toronto, this is the leased building which served as our studio and offices from 1977 to 1992. The lease ran out and sadly it was torn down. The corporate headquarters of Rogers Communications (cable TV, internet services, etc.) is now located here.

 

7 thoughts on “Monday, June 20, 2016

  1. It’s never too late. When we make a decision to turn our heart towards the Lord and repent of what we’ve done wrong, we stand at a pinnacle moment in our life. No greater decision can be made that that of turning from sin and depravity to the light of God and His righteousness. Jesus accepts us, cleanses us, renews us and sends us on a new path. If you’ve never considered walking with the Lord in your life, would you consider it today? It will be an awesome decision, a life-altering moment, with a journey and a destination that you never could have imagined. God loves you …. know it … capture the moment.

  2. Just love having you with us on the vlog, dear David. Hope you are feeling better, today. Thank you for answering God’s call. 100 Huntley Street and this blog are the fruits of your labour. Yes, let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Amen. Blessings dearest saints, in the Lord.

    “Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying,
    “This is the way, walk in it,”
    Whenever you turn to the right hand
    Or whenever you turn to the left.” Isaiah 30:21 NKJV

    Jesus, Lover Of My Soul, Hillsong
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvHDlDZOtbE

  3. “STAND STILL,” my soul, for so the Lord commands;
    E’en when thy way seems blocked,
    Leave it in His wise Hands;
    His arm is mighty to divide the wave.
    “Stand still,” my soul, “stand still,” and thou shalt see
    How God can work the “impossible” for thee.

    Be not impatient, but in stillness stand,
    Even when compassed ’round on every hand,
    In ways thy spirit does not comprehend.
    God cannot clear thy way till thou art still,
    That He may work in thee His blessed will,
    And all thy heart and will to Him do bend.

    “BE STILL,” my soul, for just as thou art still,
    Can God reveal Himself to thee; until
    Through thee His love and light and life can freely flow;
    In stillness God can work through thee and reach
    The souls around thee. He then through thee can teach
    His lessons, and His power in weakness show.

    “BE STILL,” –a deeper step in faith and rest.
    “Be still and know” thy Father knoweth best
    The way to lead His child to that fair land,
    A “summer” land, where quiet waters flow;
    Where longing souls are satisfied, and “know
    Their God, ” and praise for all that He has planned.”

    Streams in the Desert, June 20, Selected.

    • Amen Scott and Beverlee.
      Thank you for the fresh bread this morning dear Pastor David. Hope everyone has a special day today. Eleanor M.

  4. Have been watching 100 Huntley St. since 1979 and have been blessed. Thank you David! Also read that poem this morning Beverlee.

  5. Thank you David for this mornings manna!! and the daily vlog!!

    Thank you saints for your participation and contributions.

    Have a blessed day all!

  6. Dear David: When I saw the picture of 100 Huntley St., it was as if I was walking through the door, as I did 38 years ago. It was exciting to sit in the stands, watch the live broadcast and be part of the cheering audience. Thanks for keeping 100 Huntley St. alive in its new location

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