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Matthew 11:25-30

Matthew 11:25-30

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Sermon: Gospel-Applied 2020
Bible Passage: Matthew 11:25-30

I. Jesus’ revelation of Himself (25-27):

1. Father and Jesus have a relationship that the wise of this world do not understand
2. But Father chose ordinary, simple people to reveal the relationship between Father and the Son
3. Jesus calls these ordinary, simple people “infants”
4. As the only Son, Jesus has the complete access to God
5. And God has given Jesus everything that pertains to Him
6. In other words, Jesus is the Wisdom that we read in the Jewish Wisdom literature like Proverb 8:21-30 and Ben Sirach

II. Jesus’ invitation (three commands)

1. Come to Him (verse 28)

a. Coming is not referring to proximity, but it refers to relationship
b. The invitation is given to “weary and burdened”
c. It does not refer to physical weariness and burden, but it refers to spiritual, emotional, and social weariness

i. Family, children, etc.
ii. guilt, bad decisions, etc.
iii. Religious impositions, damages of sin, etc.

d. How do they look?

i. Disappointed
ii. Frustrated
iii. Misunderstood

2. Take up His yoke (verse 29)

a. “To take up” a “yoke” refers to submission to Christ and His teaching
b. “To take up” a “yoke” refers to “become a disciple”
c. It refers to “surrender” and “obedience”
d. The burden of doing His will is not a heavy one
e. Jesus is friendly and approachable (not demanding, angry, and condemning)
f. Jesus’ yoke is customized for the ability and need of His followers (verse 30)

3. Learn from Him (verse 29)

a. “To learn” is to learn something practical or learning of a behavior
b. Jesus wants the “weary and burdened” to learn Jesus’ gentleness and humility

III. Jesus promises “rest” Wholeness

1. Rest
2. Peace

Take Away:
Surrender your life to Jesus and seek to learn from Him

Speaker: William J. Subash

Born and raised in south India, William J. Subash became a follower of Jesus Christ in 1983 at the age of nineteen. After a brief career in a tea and coffee plantation, Subash decided to spend rest of his life to preach about Jesus and his life-transforming message of God, which is popularly known as “the Gospel.” Subash teaches New Testament Studies at two institutions: SAIACS in India and Liberty University Online, VA, USA. Currently, Subash serves as the chief point person for GROW Gospel Initiatives and the Lead Pastor of the Crossroad Church, Bangalore. Write to him at wjsubash@crossroadbangalore.org