The texts this week are Mark 6:30-34 and Matthew 9:35-38. These are two of the four texts where Jesus responds to a crowd with compassion. In this weeks text his compassion does not result in healing or feeding the crowds, but in ministry of the Gospel to their hearts and teaching to their minds. The worship theme will be “The Gospel of the Kingdom,” and the visual theme will be Jesus teaching the crowds.
Here is the link to the YouTube playlist: 160710 Heart Prep
Matthew 6:9-13, The Lord’s Prayer (In Unison)
“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
10Your kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11Give us this day our daily bread, 12and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory
Forever and ever
Mark 6:30-34 The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught. 31And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32And they went away in the boat to a desolate place by themselves. 33Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they ran there on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them. 34When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things.
Matthew 9:35-38 And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. 36When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; 38therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”
Come Alive (Dry Bones) – Lauren Daigle
Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us – Hymn #462 (arrangement by Fernando Ortega)
Hear the Call of the Kingdom – Getty