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The Power of the Meek Devotional https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/1179/es Devotional Topics: Prayer , Wisdom Source: ePriest In Matthew 11:25-30 Jesus thanks God for hiding truths from the wise and intelligent and giving them to children. He thanks God for empowering the meek, a lifestyle he incarnated into for us. Weary of Heart Devotional https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/1190 Devotional Topics: Joy , Peace , Jesus , Rest Source: ePriest The author reflects on the rest offered by Jesus in Matthew 11: 28-30 and encourages the follower to come to Jesus for rest/happiness/joy. The Yoke of Love Devotional by Walter Schu https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/233 Devotional by Walter Schu Topics: Goodness , Humility , Mystery , Rest Source: ePriest This reflection on Matthew 11:28-30 by Walter Schu calls attention to the blessing of Christ, his humility in the incarnation and the opportunity it affords us to lay down our pride and come to him. Do Go Gentle Sermon Starter/Outline by John Foley http://liturgy.slu.edu/14OrdA070917/reflections_foley.html Sermon Starter/Outline by John Foley Topics: Rest , Peace Source: The Sunday Website John Foley reflects on Christ's difficult words in Matthew 11:25-30. Perhaps our burdens are meant to be pathways to a solid ground far underneath our troubles, into a quiet grounding where there is real rest. The Importance of Losing Sermon Starter/Outline by Daniel Harrell https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2013-12/importance-losing Sermon Starter/Outline by Daniel Harrell Topics: Weakness , Messiah , John the Baptist Source: The Christian Century Reflecting on Matthew 11:1-19, Daniel Harrell writes that losing is good for us although most would prefer a Messiah a bit more focused on winning. Then again, Jesus proves that victory only comes through defeat. God's Patronage Sermon Starter/Outline by John J. Pilch http://liturgy.slu.edu/14OrdA070917/theword_cultural.html Sermon Starter/Outline by John J. Pilch Topics: Cultures , Power , Weakness Source: The Sunday Website A father in ancient Mediterranean culture was a patron, and God the Father's beneficiaries are the weak, not the powerful. John Pilch examines the historical-cultural foundations of Christ's words in Matthew 11:25-30. Learn from Me Devotional by Majorie Davin https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/1499 Devotional by Majorie Davin Topics: Rest , Cross , Heart , Learning Source: ePriest A reflection on Matthew 11:28-30 about being yoked to Jesus. This meditation speaks on coming to Christ, learning from Christ, and the yoke that Christ puts on us being easy and light. Lightening the Load Sermon Starter/Outline by Eleonore Stump http://liturgy.slu.edu/14OrdA070917/reflections_stump.html Sermon Starter/Outline by Eleonore Stump Topics: Rest Source: The Sunday Website Reflecting on Matthew 11:25-30, Eleonore Stump asks in what sense Christ’s yoke is easy and his burden light. When we come to Christ, everything that might be loss is turned into gift given and gift received. Surprising Glimpses of God Sermon Starter/Outline by Scott E. Hoezee http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/proper-9a/?type=the_lectionary_gospel Sermon Starter/Outline by Scott E. Hoezee Topics: Vision , Attributes of God Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching A sermon starter and illustration for Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30: A suggestion that God is consistent in the ability to surprise and startle, showing-up in the least likely of guises and in the least likely of places. Knowing the Father and the Son Devotional by Shawn Aaron https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/86 Devotional by Shawn Aaron Topics: Wisdom , Knowledge , Faith , Revelation Source: ePriest In this prayerful devotional on Matthew 11:25-27, Shawn Aaron reflects on the wisdom and knowledge that comes from above, and urges his readers to maintain a childlike disposition towards faith. Confounding Expectations Commentary/Exegesis by Colin Yuckman https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=3334 Commentary/Exegesis by Colin Yuckman Topics: Discipleship , Jesus , Rest , God's Presence Source: Working Preacher Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 asks: Who are John and Jesus? Are they who the crowd thinks they are? Are they who we think they are? Confounding expectations, Jesus' everlasting presence continues to support, challenge, and guide us. How to Receive the Truth about Jesus Commentary/Exegesis by Mark D. Roberts https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/how-receive-truth-about-jesus Commentary/Exegesis by Mark D. Roberts Topics: Father , Knowledge of God Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling This devotional on Matthew 11:25 suggests that if we want to know Jesus truly, we must at some point come as children, trusting in God as our faithful Father. Full Text Hymns on Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 I Heard the Voice of Jesus SayPD
Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is CallingPD
Are You Weary, Are You LanguidPD
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Come to Me Commentary/Exegesis by Mark D. Roberts https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/come-me Commentary/Exegesis by Mark D. Roberts Topics: Rest , Kingdom of God Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling This devotional on Matthew 11:28-30 suggests that even though our situation is quite different from that of Jesus first audience, our souls also long for the rest that he offers. Finding a Just Savior Sermon Starter/Outline by Gerald Darring http://liturgy.slu.edu/14OrdA070917/reflections_justice.html Sermon Starter/Outline by Gerald Darring Topics: Power , Rest , Humility Source: The Sunday Website Reflecting on Matthew 11:25-30, Gerald Darring suggests that we struggle with our burdens because we look "up" at the rich and powerful to solve our problems rather than "down" to the meek and humble. When the Church Seems Powerless—What If It’s Our Doing? Article by Mandy Smith https://www.missioalliance.org/the-church-today-seems-powerless-what-if-its-our-doing/ Article by Mandy Smith Topics: Kingdom of God , Control , Power , The Power of God Source: Missio Alliance How do our first world habits of control get in the way of the powerful things God wants to do in us? Reflecting on Matthew 11, Mandy Smith argues that powerlessness lets us experience God’s power. Lay Your Burden Down Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/Lay-Burden-Down-Alyce-McKenzie-06-30-2014 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Attributes of God , Work of Jesus Christ , Law , Scripture Source: Patheos In her commentary on Matthew 11:28-30, Alyce McKenzie shows how Jesus’ presence and teachings provide a new yoke that allows people to lay down their unnecessary burdens. A Lesson about the Heart Devotional https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/600 Devotional Topics: Wisdom , Good works , Judgment , Discernment Source: ePriest This devotional based on Jesus' words of rebuke in Matthew 11:16-19 encourages believers to see with eyes of faith that judge others not by external appearance but according to the heart and good works. Call to Worship: Matthew 11:28-30 Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/06/call-to-worship-matthew-1128-30.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Worship , Worship Planning , Jesus , Hospitality Source: Re-Worship In this worship planning resource, Christine Longhurst shares a call to worship based on contemporary translations and paraphrases of Matthew 11:28-30, the famous invitation from Jesus. We Long to Meet You Here Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/06/opening-prayer-proper-9a.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Prayer , Congregation Source: Re-Worship Christine Longhurst introduces an opening prayer based on Matthew 11:25-27, inviting God to meet us in worship. Hidden Things Sermon Starter/Outline http://liturgy.slu.edu/14OrdA070917/theword_working.html Sermon Starter/Outline Topics: Faithfulness Source: The Sunday Website This starter resource focuses on Matthew 11:25-30, highlighting key words and phrases and providing a summary of the main point. It also connects the passage to an Old Testament text—Zechariah 9:9-10—and to everyday experience.

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