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?
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
Surrender your life to Jesus and seek to learn from Him