Focus word and theme verse for 2020

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Dr Peggy Banks

 For 2020, our word is “rest”! The passage we will be studying is Matthew 11:28-30.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

What does the word rest mean to you? Is it sitting quietly alone by a lake or in the forest? Is it taking a nap and resting your body from physical activities?

In the months ahead, we will be looking at several ideas as we dig into this passage in Matthew. What does it mean to find our rest in Jesus? What does it look like to take his yoke? What does it mean that his burden is light? What can we learn from Jesus when we rest in him?

Let’s dig into the Bible and really understand the rest that Jesus is talking about as he gives this invitation to those who put their faith in him. I’m excited about TWR Women of Hope’s journey in 2020, and I encourage you to travel with us as we grow in understanding the biblical meaning of our focus word – rest.


Follow these links to read more about what Dr Peggy Banks shares with us on this topic : 

Dr Peggy Banks encourages us to focus on "rest" this year, download Peggy's letter for January 2020

Dr Peggy Bank's testimony on Spiritual Growth, download Story of Hope 2020 February

Devotional thoughts by Dr Peggy Banks, Exploring Hope Today, download Prayer Calendar 2020 March

The letter of encouragement for May 2020, written by Dr Peggy Banks, helps us deal with our burdens by reflecting on the invitation from Jesus to "Take my yoke".

Dr Peggy Banks shares devotional thoughts with reference to the question, What does it mean for Jesus to say, “Take my yoke”? Her in-depth reflection is shared in Exploring Hope Today on page 1 of the prayer calendar for May 2020.