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Learning From Jesus (Part 3)

“Come to me, all those exhausted and overloaded, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke on your shoulders and learn from me, because I am meek and humble of heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my...

Learning From Jesus (Part 2)

“Come to me, all those exhausted and overloaded, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke on your shoulders and learn from me, because I am meek and humble of heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my...

Learning From Jesus

Jesus’ call is not just to come to him.  It is also to learn from him.  The essence of discipleship is learning the ways of the Master, then walking in those ways.  In fact, this passage is like an early forecast of the...

Keep Coming to Jesus (Part 3)

Jesus’ call to come to him and find rest issues from the tradition of these prophets (quoted in the previous blog).  But there is one major difference.  The prophets called people to the Lord who was speaking through them.  Jesus calls people...

Keep Coming to Jesus (Part 2)

“Come to… ME.” When the prophets called for wayward Israel to turn away from her sin and idolatry, it was always in terms of returning to God himself.  Breaking covenant with him was the real crime.  Repairing that covenant was real repentance.  So here...

Keep Coming to Jesus

When Jesus calls the exhausted and overloaded to himself, he is inviting us to rest inside his sanctuary of meekness.  But there’s more to his invitation than finding a respite from chaos. Jesus is calling us, not just to shelter us, but...