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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. 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. “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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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." 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. We Have Not Danced Element of Worship by Maximilian A. Heusser http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/164347726850/confession-based-on-matthew-11-we-have-not Element of Worship by Maximilian A. Heusser Topics: Confession , Prayer , Worship Planning Source: Global Worship This antiphonal confession from Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 was written by Maximilian A. Heusser of the Argentine Methodist Church. Here it is in his original Spanish and an English translation. 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. The Yoke of Christ Article by Bradley E. Schmeling https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2008-07/yoke-christ Article by Bradley E. Schmeling Topics: Jesus , Dance , Trust , Rest Source: The Christian Century "Jesus’ invitation to take on a different kind of yoke is an offer of rest as well as a profound judgment on the laws of the marketplace." Bradley Schmeling reflects on Matthew 11:16-30 and Romans 7:15-25. Take My Yoke Sermon (Complete) by Debbie Royals https://episcopalchurch.org/library/sermon/come-me-take-my-yoke-proper-9-2008 Sermon (Complete) by Debbie Royals Topics: Love , Sin , Rest , Union With Christ Source: Sermons That Work Debbie Royals preaches on Romans 7:15-25a and Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30: inaction in the face of injustice is sin; sin is defeated through our life in Christ; there is a cost to discipleship; Jesus gives rest. The Easy Yoke Devotional by Garret Keizer https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2011-10/easy-yoke Devotional by Garret Keizer Topics: Grace , Love , Perseverance , Rest Source: The Christian Century Garret Keizer explores the meaning of Jesus' statement that "my yoke is easy, and my burden is light (Matthew 11:30). Although Jesus' yoke included the cross, what made it light was its basis in love. 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. Help with a Heavy Load Children's Sermon https://www.sermons4kids.com/help_with_a_heavy_load.htm Children's Sermon Topics: Worry , Rest , Children Source: Sermons 4 Kids This children's sermon on Matthew 11:28-30 uses a brick or some other heavy object to illustrate that Jesus promises to help bear our burdens. (Includes links to optional colouring and activity pages.) Come to Me Children's Sermon https://www.sermons4kids.com/come_to_me.htm Children's Sermon Topics: Rest , God's Presence , Children Source: Sermons 4 Kids This children's sermon on Matthew 11:28-30 uses a weight bench and barbell to illustrate how God helps us when our burdens are heavy. (Includes links to optional colouring and activity pages.) People Want to Be Lightly Governed by Strength Sermon Illustration by Joel Belz http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2008/march/4103006.html Sermon Illustration by Joel Belz Topics: Discipline , Government , God's Sovereignty , Gentleness Source: Preaching Today An illustration about our desire for strong leaders, but not when they deal with us directly. This is how God leads. It can be appropriate for Matthew 28:20, Titus 3:1, Matthew 11:28-30, and similar passages. Thanksgiving That Offers Rest Article by Brian Hiortdahl https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2011-06/sunday-july-3-2011 Article by Brian Hiortdahl Topics: Sabbath , Rest , Prophets , Gratitude Source: The Christian Century In this reflection on Zechariah 9:9-12, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, and Hebrews 11:1, Brian Hiortdahl explores the relationship between thanks and rest.

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