Summer Slump Wk#3

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Life has busy seasons, during which regular time with Jesus is hard to find. Summer is a prime example of a time when we try to manage many things at once, frequently prioritizing the needs of the many over the attention for the One. 

Intro: Shout out to all the LIST MAKERS in the building!

Everything is good until the routine gets broken. 

But Jesus offers rest for those of us who feel weary and tired.  

Matthew 11 28Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

Often, simply identifying what is causing the stress helps relieve the pressure.

  1. Who are you YOKED to?

“Farmers used to train young oxen to plow by partnering them with stronger and more mature oxen. The job of the younger ox was simply to follow in the same direction and keep pace with the teacher ox. The older ox pulled most of the weight and understood the commands of the plow driver. As long as the young ox followed the older ox, everything was fine. But if the younger ox decided to speed up or lag behind, the work became much more difficult. Only by keeping pace with the older ox could the younger ox complete the day’s work without collapsing from exhaustion”

    1. His Burden is Light

Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 

 Take MY yoke upon you. = God’s PLANS for you and not your own.

2. Peace is finding stillness amidst chaos.

Corinthians 14:33 says, “For God is not a God of confusion but of peace.

Closing  – Who’s plans are you trying to carry?

29Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

Summer Slump Wk#3 - Innovation church

July 25, 2021

July 25, 2021

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