Saturday, June 8, 2024


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,


6 thoughts on “Saturday, June 8, 2024

      • I knew that line was familiar.It’s in the last stanza of this ‘message’.Blessings all

        Satan blends his thoughts with yours,
        You think they came from you,
        For his goal is to close all doors,
        To control everything you do.

        He starts this at an early age,
        His lies make you the liar
        And if you are in a rage,
        That’s when you fuel his hellfire.

        But just like Satan who sneaks in,
        There is Another who is true,
        For He knows well about sin
        And what Satan wants with you.

        He will only enter if invited,
        A slave is not His goal,
        He seeks a fire be ignited
        From within to make you whole.
        G W(Bill) Marshall / 13 June, 2013

  1. William, I am sorry for the loss of your biking friend and
    pray that our God would give his widow strength and comfort to
    cope with the funeral and grant her peace of mind at this
    sad time, in Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.
    May God bless you all and keep you in His Care, Amen.

  2. Thank you,Joyce.The funeral went very well.Doug had been a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association for several years and became friends with their lead Pastor who did a great job of conducting the service.It was ‘about Jesus,not Doug’
    The funeral home was overfull and the service was followed by a motorcycle escort to Springhill for burial.His wife did very well.We know where he is and Who he is with.Thank you all for prayers for his wife.May God bless

    • Oh,King Of Kings

      Oh,King of kings make haste I pray,
      That your return will set us free,
      Then take us Home with You to stay
      In love’s vast ocean of eternity.

      You have been the truest of friends,
      A mentor to my searching soul,
      Now is the time that Heaven lends,
      To reap the garden Satan stole.

      With open arms Your bride awaits,
      To be no more of sin’s dark lie,
      As the demon burns with his mates,
      We’re safely Home beyond the sky.
      G W (Bill) Marshall / Sept 06, 2013

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