Time to Rest 3-9-16 Intro

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Time to Rest 3-9-16 Intro

Matthew 11:28-30


Yesterday, we invested time reading about what it means to be a wise worshiper of Christ.  Today, Christ calls us to join him in a place of refreshment and rest; he is our River of Life and Guide by our side.   Tonight, we will be investing more time in our study of this rest during our worship time.  In the meantime, here is the passage:

Matthew 11:28-30 (NLT)

28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”


Rest can be perceived differently for every person; because we each think about rest from a different frame of reference.  What does this passage cause you to consider when you hear the phrase, “rest for your soul?”


Please look up some Scriptures about “rest” and bring one of your favorites to share, tonight.  My favorite Scripture that portrays the heart of Christ for rest, besides our passage for tonight, is Mark 6:31.  


Prayer:  Heavenly Father, Jesus teaches that we can find rest as we join our lives with him.  Help us to better understand the rest that is offered in Christ and to be willing to embrace it.  We are looking for your guidance, Holy Spirit.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.


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