Friday, June 8, 2018


Today’s Reading: Matthew 7

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The “Church of the Primacy of St. Peter” on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee, Israel. It is built upon a rock known as the place where Jesus prepared breakfast for His disciples, following His resurrection and after Peter said to the others, “I’m going fishing!” They fished all night and caught nothing. Jesus then told them “Cast your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some” (more about this story in John 21).

Key Verse: Matthew 7:24 (NKJV)

“Therefore, whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock; and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.


Jesus’ disciple, Simon, listened in person to the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus had given him another name, Peter, or “Rock.” Peter had many lessons to learn before he could stand as a solid rock to deliver the foundational message for Jesus’ Church on the day of Pentecost, the birthday of the Church (Acts 2). John Paul II said, during his visit to Canada (he spoke French as he was in Quebec City), “Pierre est une petit pierre, mais Jesus est Le Grand Pierre…Peter is a small rock, but Jesus is the Great Rock.” I was listening to the Pope on the radio. He was right! Let us build our lives on “The Great Rock,” the Lord Jesus Christ.


Dear Lord Jesus, My life is being built on You as my sure foundation. On You I am secure forever. Amen!


My wife was born in 1939 in a farm house built in 1878. It had solid foundations. Norma-Jean would often spend long periods of prayer in her birth room. Her life, like the house, was unmovable, totally secure. In 2006, we sold that farm and built a smaller house. I personally helped the builder lay the foundations on solid rock. In the place we built, there is massive rock everywhere. As a 16 year old, I made a lifetime decision. I would build my life on “The Great Rock.” I’ve discovered that He is solid, and I am anchored to Him; He’s rock solid. I believe that no storms of life will ever push me off the secure Foundation of Jesus Christ!

Your Brother in Christ,


P.S. I wrote a book based on the Sermon on the Mount. It’s called, Journey Into Joy.  If you’re interested, you can purchase it on our Crossroads e-store here.


10 thoughts on “Friday, June 8, 2018

  1. Norma-Jean continues to stand firmly on the “Solid Rock”. I was glad to hear Lorna, on 100 Huntley program, mention that Norma-Jean is doing well in her widowed state. May God continue to bless and encourage her in her journey without her partner, David.

    Thank you Lord for your goodness and faithfulness toward us. It is by Yiur Grace that we are kept daily! Thank you for this blog that helps us stay connected to You, Lord and to each other.

    May God bless each and everyone and may He answer you when you call upon Him!

    • Thank you Luisa.I’m listening to that now and thank you Norma Jean for the great job you did in raising such great children.Great fruit,indeed.This blog truly is a great source of nourishment and understanding.God bless

      PS:”… 29 because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law. ” New International Version (NIV)
      “who had authority”….I immediately thought of Billy Graham and David who also ‘had authority’.That’s just the way it popped into my mind.

    • thanks Luisa for posting this song with its words…filled with God’s truth…Jesus Christ Has broken every chain!!! Amen and Amen!!

  2. Thank you Rob…Yes, indeed, Jesus IS THE SON OF GOD!!!

    So glad to hear Norma-Jean is standing strong!!

    Yes, God bless Norma-Jean and her family for their ministry in the Lord through the years!!! and now and forever!!

  3. please pray for the Lord God to change Janet’s heart, send Jesus Christ into her heart, help her to be a good kind person, no evil in her heart TY Lord for all the blessings you have given us today,

    Please pray for our Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Donald Trump,leaders of Mexico and South America, pray that all can get along, respect each other, help each other, encourage each other in Jesus name we Pray amen

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