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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 load is light” (Matt 11:28-30).

So after we take up Jesus’ yoke, we must then learn from him. In other words, acquire from him the practical knowledge of meekness.  How do we do that? [click to continue…]

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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 load is light” (Matt 11:28-30).

Last blog ended with the statement that we must deliberately learn from Jesus on how to be meek. How do we do that? He gives us two specific ways I will discuss over the next two or three days.

First, take up his yoke: [click to continue…]

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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 Great Commission at the end of Matthew’s gospel. [click to continue…]

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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 to himself.  He is the Lord to whom we repent, and from whom we drink the refreshing waters of revival. [click to continue…]

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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 Jesus calls people to himself.

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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.  [click to continue…]

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