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April 24, 2016 - You’re Yoked to Jesus - Matthew 11:28-30

posted May 5, 2016, 12:33 PM by Grant Garber
  • It seems to me that a lot of people are trudging along these days.
  • Doesn’t Jesus help with any of this? Yes. But maybe not the way we are thinking.
  • In trying to make our lives easier, we somehow always seem to make them harder.
“easy” = “crestos” = “good”, “kind”, “fitting”
  • When Jesus says His yoke is easy, it’s easy not because it's stress-free. It’s easy because it’s fitting. It’s the yoke we were designed to wear.
  • The salvation Jesus offers is not one that removes burdens, but one that gives us the right burden to bear – like the burdens of goodness and kindness.
  • Freedom is not found by doing less or by letting go of things, but by holding, bearing the right things, the things that are fitting – the things that make you good, kind, easy.
  • What Jesus is offering when He says, “Take my yoke upon you…” is the invitation to be bound up with Him.
  • If Jesus is the One leading us, then it’s not to break our backs. It is only to witness, to see, His work.
Pastor Jim Spon | Matthew 11:28-30