Greetings from Big Bend.
Actually, Gail and I are now in Fredericksburg enjoying a couple of (rainy) days at the Nimitz museum, which I’ve long wanted to see. We’re having a great trip (back in the office next Tuesday) and we’re grateful to Todd and David for preaching and for all who have made it possible for us to get away.
David is preaching from Matthew 11:28-30, showing that we come to Jesus to find rest for our weary, busy, burdened souls. The worship will focus on resting in Jesus, and I don’t know what the visual theme will be, but probably not Big Bend.
Here is the link to the YouTube playlist: 181021 Heart Prep
Communion preparation song:
My Revival – Lauren Daigle
Jesus I Am Resting Resting
Scripture for Meditation
Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Psalm 23:1-3 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 3He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Hebrews 4:9-11 So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, 10for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. 11Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience.
Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
Psalm 86:4 Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
Psalm 127:2 It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.
Isaiah 26:3 You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
Philippians 4:6-7 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.