Sunday, June 21, 2020

SCRIPTURE & POWER

Today’s Reading: Matthew 22

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The evening view of the Old City of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives.

Key Verse: Matthew 22:29

Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God…”

 

There are different denominations in Christianity. There are also denominations in Judaism. The Pharisees were the traditionalists who had added much to the Scriptures. Jesus said that they had made the Word of God ineffective by their traditions (Matthew 15:6). The Sadducees were another group. They practiced Judaism’s rituals but did not believe in Biblical truths such as miracles, and in particular, they denied the resurrection of the dead. Jesus was not with either group. He calls His followers to KNOW THE SCRIPTURES and to KNOW THE POWER OF GOD.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, I pray for the discipline of daily reading and studying the Scriptures. I also pray that I will know Your power. You promised that, “You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you” (Acts 1:8). My heart is wide open to receive Your Holy Spirit. In Your Name, Lord Jesus, I pray. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Every morning I spend time reading and studying God’s Word. I ask and believe God to speak to me through my reading. God speaks first. I get to know the Scriptures. Then it’s my turn to speak. I pray for understanding of what I’ve read. I pray for my wife, my children, grandchildren and my great-grandchildren by name, and circumstance. I then pray for all others whose needs I am aware of. I pray for all you who read this blog that you will know the Scriptures and the power of God. I pray specifically for all by name who lead in the Church and in the various ministries of which I am aware. Then I spend time in worship, so that I may soak in God’s presence. Thank you very much for doing me the honour of joining me in this two year journey through the Bible.

Praying for you,

David

P.S. Yesterday I shared a picture of our 1977-1992 building located at the 100 Huntley Street address in Toronto. When our lease concluded, I searched in vain for another building in Toronto to rent, but it was not to be. Therefore, we moved a few miles down the QEW highway (Queen Elizabeth Way) to the western tip of Lake Ontario at Burlington, where, by God’s grace and the support of God’s people, we built the Crossroads Centre. Since 1992, “Day unto day” and “Night unto night” the Word of the Lord has gone forth from this building. The support of people who care about the cause of Christ continues. I consider Crossroads Christian Communications Incorporated to be an absolutely essential service for the cause of Christ. Wonderful people who work in this building have helped me develop and maintain this daily blog. Thank You Lord! Thank You everyone!

The front of the Crossroads Centre in Burlington, Ontario.

13 thoughts on “Sunday, June 21, 2020

  1. Amen to today’s scripture, message, prayer and lovely photo of Jerusalem. Working to spread the seeds of God’s Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. Wishing all saints a blessed day. May you rest, in His peaceful presence.

    The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.
    The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. Psalm 16:5-6 ESV

    We The Kingdom & Tasha Cobbs Leonard – Holy Water (Church Sessions)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfY7CGU8sck

  2. Praying that, from The Crossroads building, the Word of God will continue to go out day after day until Jesus returns. Blessings all on this very warm day in Ontario.

  3. Dear Lord God, Father, thank You for this day. You are a good Father. You love us. You sent Your own beloved Son for us. You gave, You give, Your best for us. When we think of the best things in life – honesty, kindness, truth, dignity, selflessness, courage, wisdom, compassion, joy, patience, peace, goodness, gentleness, self-control, faithfulness, creativity, impartiality, so many, many more good things – they all come from You. Thank You, Father! Help all Your children to come to You today, thankfully, gratefully, and honestly, in Jesus’s name, amen

  4. That is my prayer today that I would know the scripture and know the power of God Amen Happy Father’s Day to all those fathers today are you all have a blessed day amen

    • God bless you Marilyn; was thinking about you last week; and here is your blog; I come into agreement with your prayer also; yes, I know there is so much more to learn BUT I AM SO THANKFUL for Jesus Christ; amen amen amen
      I pray that all fathers,dads; grandpas;brother-in-laws;uncles take time each day to give “thanks” to the Lord God Almighty and bless all those precious men are tremendous role models for young boys and girls;
      I pray God moves them to listen, help, forgive, and lead many others to the knowledge of Jesus Christ as our Saviour of the World! amen amen amen

  5. HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO YOU FATHERS, I pray that your day will be a joyous and blessed time with your family.

    Thanks for the picture of Jerusalem, and Crossroads Centre. Jerusalem the City of God. and Crossroads Centre from where God’s Word goes forth into the world.
    The word preached this morning was directed to fathers who are “workaholics” and the need for fathers take time to rest.

  6. HELP HELP HELP

    INTERNET NOT WORKING, CAN’T BRING UP ANY AMERICAN PRAYER SITES; LORD PLEASE HELP THIS SHAW CABLE SYSTEM; SOMETHING VERY WRONG; IN JESUS NAME I PRAY AMEN AMEN AMEN

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