Sunday, October 28, 2018—Bob Jones
“REST STOP” FOCAL PASSAGE: Matthew 11:28-30
Do you have days when you just don't have a lot of energy and you don't know why? If you are an average adult, here is what you accomplish every single day. In a 24 hour period...
Your heart beats 103,689 times
Your blood travels 168 million miles
You breathe 23,040 times
You inhale 438 cubic feet of air
You eat 3 1/4 pounds of food
You drink 3 quarts of liquid
You lose a pound of waste
You speak 25,000 words
You move 750 muscles
You exercise 7 million brain cells
You are saying, “No wonder I feel tired!” Jesus knows exactly what the problem is and even better, He has the perfect solution.
Matthew 11:28-30 (MSG)… “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me -watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly.”
Matthew 11:28-30 (NKJV)… “Come to Me, all you, 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.”
If life has you down, the fight is gone and you are ready to wave the white flag and quit and give up, then consider these three words:
1. Jesus says in (v28) “Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
2. Jesus says in (v29) “Take my yoke upon you.”
3. Jesus says in (v29b)“...learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
When it comes to the soul, we have no solution. But Jesus does and when you come to Jesus and take from Jesus, and learn from Jesus, "...you will find rest for your soul."