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That Was Easy! Children's Sermon by Tanya Roberts https://www.sermons4kids.com/that_was_easy_roberts.htm Children's Sermon by Tanya Roberts Topics: God's Love , Gratitude , Children Source: Sermons 4 Kids In this children's sermon on Matthew 11:25-30, Tanya Roberts explores what it might mean to come to God like a child. Roberts focuses especially on gratitude for what God has done for us. “Yes” Devotional by Eamonn Shelly https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/67 Devotional by Eamonn Shelly Topics: Jesus , Obedience , Submission , Trust Source: ePriest Reflecting on Matthew 11:25-30, Eamonn Shelly writes that "yes" needs to be part of our daily vocabulary in relating to God and to our brothers and sisters as Jesus did and continues to do for us. Rest, Rest Sermon (Complete) by Charles H. Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/rest-rest Sermon (Complete) by Charles H. Spurgeon Topics: Labor , Work , C. H. Spurgeon , Peace Source: The Spurgeon Center A sermon on Matthew 11:28-30 by Charles Spurgeon, who meditates on the rest that Christ provides, which provides "further rest by wearing a new yoke, and bearing a new burden." Heavy Burdens and God's Yoke Element of Worship https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2014/06/call-to-worship-matthew-11-28-30.html Element of Worship Topics: Worship Planning Source: Re-Worship This is a call to worship inspired by Matthew 11:28-30 that calls those with heavy burdens to worship. The Meek and Lowly One Sermon (Complete) by Charles H. Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/the-meek-and-lowly-one Sermon (Complete) by Charles H. Spurgeon Topics: Humility , Repentance , Sin , C. H. Spurgeon Source: The Spurgeon Center A sermon on Matthew 11:28-29 by Charles Spurgeon, who says that Jesus's humility allows him to stoop to even the lowliest sinner and invite them to repentance. Never Enough Sermon (Complete) by Charles K. Robertson http://day1.org/3037-never_enough Sermon (Complete) by Charles K. Robertson Topics: Pentecost , Trust , Pride , Lectionary Source: Day1 Jesus calls those who are weary to take up his yoke. This sermon on Matthew 11 teaches us that the first step for lowering life's pressurized expectations is to accept we can't do it without God. A Little Refreshment! A Little Comfort! Sermon (Complete) by Barbara Cawthorne Crafton http://day1.org/892-a_little_refreshment_a_little_comfort Sermon (Complete) by Barbara Cawthorne Crafton Topics: God of All Comfort , Rest , Sermon , Self deception Source: Day1 In her sermon on Matthew 11:28-30, Barbara Cawthorne reflects on rest and refreshment while arguing that no one is self-sufficient and those who recognize their need early will go to God the comforter. Comfortable Words Sermon (Complete) by Angela V. Askew https://episcopalchurch.org/library/sermon/there-was-once-time-proper-9-2002 Sermon (Complete) by Angela V. Askew Topics: Law , Comfort , Pharisees Source: Sermons That Work In this sermon on Matthew 11:28-30, Angela V. Askew reflects on these often quoted words of Jesus and explains how the law was complicated by the Pharisees. Understood, Accepted, and Loved Sermon Starter/Outline by David J. Lose http://www.davidlose.net/2014/06/pentecost-4-a/ Sermon Starter/Outline by David J. Lose Topics: Jesus , Change , Grace , Gospel Source: In the Meantime Reflecting on Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, David Lose writes that to be is to be misunderstood although our life in this world is marked by a profound desire to be understood, to be known, to be accepted. Weary of Heart Devotional by Shawn Aaron https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/87 Devotional by Shawn Aaron Topics: Peace , Jesus Source: ePriest This devotional based on Matthew 11:28-30 suggest Jesus' "yoke is easy" when we come to, learn from, and rest in him. It includes personal prayers, commentary, and application. Where We Least Expect God to Be Sermon Starter/Outline by David J. Lose http://www.davidlose.net/2017/07/pentecost-5-a-where-we-least-expect-god-to-be/ Sermon Starter/Outline by David J. Lose Topics: Calling , God , Theology , God's Love Source: In the Meantime Reflecting on Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, David Lose asks, if God were just like us, who would save us? God comes and shows up where we least expect God to be yet gives precisely what we need. The Only Thing Sermon (Complete) by Amy Richter https://episcopalchurch.org/library/sermon/it-didnt-help-proper-9-2011 Sermon (Complete) by Amy Richter Topics: Rest , Trust , Sermon Source: Sermons That Work A sermon on Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 by Amy Richter, who says that Christ's promise of an easy yoke and a light burden really is offered to us. All we need to do is take his word. The Hidden Things Poetry by J. Janda http://liturgy.slu.edu/14OrdA070917/reflections_janda.html Poetry by J. Janda Topics: Creation , God's Love , Poverty Source: The Sunday Website A brief poem by J. Janda inspired by Matthew 11:25-30. God loves every part of his creation and sees the hidden value in even the most humble created being. Jesus' Invitation to Paradox Sermon (Complete) by Trace Haythorn http://day1.org/1102-jesus_invitation_to_paradox Sermon (Complete) by Trace Haythorn Topics: Ministry , Church , Pastoral leadership , Sermon Source: Day1 In his sermon on Matthew 11:16-19 and 25-30, Trace Haythorn describes the "easy yoke" of serving Jesus to encourage congregations to nurture the next generation of leaders. Lay Your Burden Down Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Resources/Additional-Resources/Lay-Your-Burden-Down-Alyce-McKenzie-06-27-2011 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Wisdom , Jesus , Law Source: Patheos In this commentary on Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Alyce McKenzie shows how Jesus is the Wisdom of the Old Testament. Jesus, Wisdom in Person, invites us to lay down our burdens and participate in his blessings. Otherworldly Wisdom Devotional by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/76 Devotional by Edward McIlmail Topics: Love , Humility , Wisdom , Trust Source: ePriest Reflecting on Matthew 11:25-30, Edward McIlmail writes that Christ models what it means to trust in God's love and mercy. It requires humility and meekness, a profound sense of our own littleness compared to his greatness. The Offer, the Longing, and the Fear Element of Worship by John van de Laar http://sacredise.com/prayers/type/confession/the-offer-the-longing-and-the-fear/ Element of Worship by John van de Laar Topics: Fear , Jesus , Calling , Poetry Source: Sacredise This prayer poem reflects on Jesus' call in Matthew 11:28-30 to "come to me," expressing both a longing to respond and a fear of sacrifice and disappointment if the call is followed. On Hard Yokes and Heavy Burdens Article by Karoline M. Lewis http://www.workingpreacher.org/craft.aspx?m=4377&post=3266 Article by Karoline M. Lewis Topics: Grief , Sorrow , Suffering , God's Presence Source: Working Preacher Karoline Lewis reflects on Jesus' promise in Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30. Being yoked to Jesus does not mean escaping from life's burdens, but Jesus' bearing them with us makes them feel lighter. If the Yoke Fits… Commentary/Exegesis by Jan L. Richardson http://paintedprayerbook.com/2008/07/02/if-the-yoke-fits/ Commentary/Exegesis by Jan L. Richardson Topics: Jesus Source: The Painted Prayerbook Reflecting on Matthew 11:16-19 and 25-30, Jan Richardson suggests imagining the "yoke" of Jesus as a means not of servitude but of connection to him. She offers her image "If the Yoke Fits." Hearing the Truth Sermon (Complete) by Susanna E. Metz https://episcopalchurch.org/library/sermon/several-week-ago-proper-9-2005 Sermon (Complete) by Susanna E. Metz Topics: Jesus , Faith , Judgment , Sin Source: Sermons That Work In this sermon on Matthew 11:16-30, Susanna E. Metz reflects on the invitation of Jesus to find rest in him and the tendency of people to give into evil.

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