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Jesus Then and Now Sermon Illustration by Oswald Chambers http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1996/february/1602.html Sermon Illustration by Oswald Chambers Topics: Anger , Pride , Jesus , Pharisees Source: Preaching Today An illustration about how we must examine why Jesus was furious with the Pharisees but not with those who gave themselves over to carnal sins. This is appropriate for Matthew 11:20-30, Matthew 21:12, and Luke 11:37-54. God's Revelation Comes to the Humble Commentary/Exegesis by Stanley Saunders https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=2099 Commentary/Exegesis by Stanley Saunders Topics: Ministry , Kingdom of God , John the Baptist , Peace Source: Working Preacher In this commentary on Matthew 11:16-30, Stanley Saunders point out that the ministry of Jesus will expose the shortcomings of this generation and demonstrate God's power and grace among the most vulnerable. Weary of Heart Sermon Starter/Outline by Shawn Aaron https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/1190/en Sermon Starter/Outline by Shawn Aaron Topics: Peace , Rest , Homilies Source: ePriest Sermon starter for Matthew 11:28-30: If you struggle to do what is right, if pleasure and gain seem attractive, if you are burdened with sin and weaknesses, if God seems distant, then come to Jesus. I Will Give You Rest Sermon (Complete) by Barbara K. Lundblad http://day1.org/727-i_will_give_you_rest Sermon (Complete) by Barbara K. Lundblad Topics: Rest , Work , Busyness Source: Day1 In a culture that idolizes work, true rest is elusive. Barbara Lundblad connects Jesus’ invitation to take up his yoke in Matthew 11:25-30 with Wisdom’s invitation to life and joy, the source of true rest. Lack of Rest Leads to Injuries Sermon Illustration by Matthew Woodley http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2014/june/3061614.html Sermon Illustration by Matthew Woodley Topics: Sabbath , Recreation , Busyness , Rest Source: Preaching Today Matt Woodley reports on the "epidemic" of injuries caused by lack of rest among athletes. Suggested as an illustration for Genesis 2:2-3, Exodus 34:21, Matthew 11:28-30, and other passages about Sabbath and rest. Mourning and Dancing Commentary/Exegesis by Dale Allison https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=105 Commentary/Exegesis by Dale Allison Topics: Dance , The gospel , Judgment , Kingdom of God Source: Working Preacher In Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, God is at work in John, who called for mourning, repentance, and judgment; and Jesus' proclamation of kingdom joy. More than one voice/approach must communicate God's message so all are reached. "I Bless You Father, Lord of Heaven and Earth..." Sermon (Complete) by John Farrell http://torch.op.org/torch/i-bless-you-father-lord-of-heaven-and-earth Sermon (Complete) by John Farrell Topics: Suffering , Discipleship , Life , Trinity Source: Torch: Catholic Homilies from the Dominican Friars A homily based on Matthew 11:25-30. John Farrell reflects the life of the Trinity and how we are invited into that life. Worship in the Home Element of Worship by Gordon W. Lathrop https://blogs.elca.org/worship/2531/ Element of Worship by Gordon W. Lathrop Topics: Worship Planning , Home Source: ELCA Worship Blog In response to COVID-19, the ELCA Worship Blog provides an order of worship for at-home worship. Humble King Children's Sermon by Carolyn Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2011/06/year-proper-9-14th-sunday-in-ordinary.html Children's Sermon by Carolyn Brown Topics: Marriage , Children , Humility , Leadership Source: Worshiping With Children This blog comments on and highlights children-friendly themes such as marriage, humble leader of God, challenge of being good, confession, and work. Weary of Heart Commentary/Exegesis by Shawn Aaron https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/451 Commentary/Exegesis by Shawn Aaron Topics: Joy , Peace , Jesus , Rest Source: ePriest Freedom in Christ is the focus of this reflection on Matthew 11:28-30. If you struggle, come to him. Extending the Invitation Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar http://sacredise.com/lectionary-resources/proper-9a/ Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar Topics: Sin , Slavery , Gospel , Evangelism Source: Sacredise A worship planning guide with prayers, hymns, reflections, and more, around the theme of evangelism. It is based on Psalms 45 and 145, Song of Solomon 2:8-13, Zechariah 9:9-12, Matthew 11:16-30, and Romans 7:15-25. Rest for the Weary Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=970 Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson Topics: Wisdom , Kingdom of God , Rest , Disciple Source: Working Preacher In this commentary on Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Elisabeth Johnson explains what it means to take Jesus' yoke and find rest for our souls. Intimate Love Sermon (Complete) by Denis Geraghty http://torch.op.org/torch/intimate-love Sermon (Complete) by Denis Geraghty Topics: Love , Revelation , Father , Obedience Source: Torch: Catholic Homilies from the Dominican Friars In this homily on Matthew 11:25-30, Denis Geraghty reflects on how we are invited into the love between the Father and Son, making it possible for us to bear our cross. Prayer, Relationships, Persistence and Resolutions Study Guide by Joshua Woods https://episcopalchurch.org/library/bible-study/bible-study-proper-9-2017 Study Guide by Joshua Woods Topics: Wisdom , Relationship , Year Source: Sermons That Work With themes on prayer, relationships, persistence and resolutions, this Bible study resource provides commentaries and questions for the following passages: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, Psalm 45:11-18, Song of Solomon 2:8-13, Romans 7:15-25, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30. Take My Yoke Upon You Sermon (Complete) by Didier Croonenberghs http://torch.op.org/torch/take-my-yoke-upon-you Sermon (Complete) by Didier Croonenberghs Topics: Love , Law , Discernment , Labor Source: Torch: Catholic Homilies from the Dominican Friars Didier Croonenberghs preaches from Matthew 11:25-30 that Jesus invites us to take his yoke and be simple by having only rule: his rule of love revealed to us when we live in the Spirit (Romans 8:9). Knowing the Father and the Son Commentary/Exegesis by Shawn Aaron https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/1189 Commentary/Exegesis by Shawn Aaron Topics: Heaven , Desire , Heart , Knowledge Source: ePriest This reflection on Matthew 11:25-27 points to wisdom as an admirable quality and pride as one that is condemned. Easy and Light Sermon Starter/Outline by Arthur Landwehr http://collections.carli.illinois.edu:80/cdm/ref/collection/uni_sermons/id/1038 Sermon Starter/Outline by Arthur Landwehr Topics: Suffering , Grief , Comfort , Peace Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection A sermon outline by Arthur Landwehr on Matthew 11:25-30. Landwehr illustrates the need for the "easy and light" yoke of Jesus by recounting various stories of the heavy burden of suffering. Finding Rest Sermon Starter/Outline by Joyce Ann Zimmerman http://liturgy.slu.edu/14OrdA070917/theword_working.html Sermon Starter/Outline by Joyce Ann Zimmerman Topics: Rest , Eschatology , Judgment Source: The Sunday Website When we keep our eyes on the future messianic rest, we choose to remain faithful to Jesus and find his yoke easy. Joyce Ann Zimmerman offers a series of jumping-off points for preaching Matthew 11:25-30. Setting Free the Flesh Commentary/Exegesis by John F. Kavanaugh http://liturgy.slu.edu/14OrdA070917/theword_embodied.html Commentary/Exegesis by John F. Kavanaugh Topics: Rest Source: The Sunday Website John Kavanaugh considers Matthew 11:25-30 through the lens of Paul's understanding of the flesh. A mind enslaved to the flesh never escapes turmoil, but a body that serves the spirit is full of promise and rest. Do You Recognize God? Study Guide by Emilie Finn https://episcopalchurch.org/library/bible-study/bible-study-proper-9-2011 Study Guide by Emilie Finn Topics: Law , Awareness of God , Surrender , God's Will Source: Sermons That Work This resource leads us through Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67; Psalm 45:11-18; Song of Solomon 2:8-13; Romans 7:15-25a; and Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 providing brief commentary, with questions helpful for leading Bible study and/or sermon preparation.

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