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What’s My Status On Grace Matthew 11:28-30. Matthew 11:28-30 (MSG) 28-30 "Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me.

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1 What’s My Status On Grace Matthew 11:28-30

2 Matthew 11:28-30 (MSG) "Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly."

3 Matthew 11:28-30 (ESV) 28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

4 This passage presents an invitation. Who’s giving it? Jesus Jesus is preaching and teaching in the towns of Galilee. He just denounced (declared wrong) and pronounced woe (trouble) to those who were unrepentant. Who’s giving it? Jesus Jesus is preaching and teaching in the towns of Galilee. He just denounced (declared wrong) and pronounced woe (trouble) to those who were unrepentant.

5 This passage presents an invitation. Who’s is He inviting? “ All ” who labor and are heavy laden. Who’s is He inviting? “ All ” who labor and are heavy laden.

6 Who labor - kopiaō - refers to work… (active voice) 1) to grow weary, tired, exhausted (with toil or burdens or grief) 2) to labor with wearisome effort, to toil Who labor - kopiaō - refers to work… (active voice) 1) to grow weary, tired, exhausted (with toil or burdens or grief) 2) to labor with wearisome effort, to toil

7 Heavy laden - Phortizō (passive voice) 1) to place a burden upon, to load 2) metaph. to load one with a burden (of rites and unwarranted precepts. Heavy laden - Phortizō (passive voice) 1) to place a burden upon, to load 2) metaph. to load one with a burden (of rites and unwarranted precepts.

8 Human misery has two sides: That which we bring upon oursleves. That which is brought upon us Human misery has two sides: That which we bring upon oursleves. That which is brought upon us

9 The thrust of this passage is one of spiritual rest, which in turn will produce physical rest.

10 What Spiritual misery is Jesus talking about? Spiritual misery always finds it’s roots in sin. –breaking the law of God –to miss the mark Spiritual misery always finds it’s roots in sin. –breaking the law of God –to miss the mark

11 Sin is a burden to us because It separates us from God.

12 Isaiah 59:1-2 1 Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear; 2 but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear.

13 Sin is a burden to us because –It separates us from God. –It generates a lack of peace. –It separates us from God. –It generates a lack of peace.

14 Isaiah 48:22 “There is no peace,” says the Lord, “for the wicked.”

15 Romans 6:23 a For the wages of sin is death

16 Sin is a burden to us because –It separates us from God. –It generates a lack of peace. –It produces death. –It separates us from God. –It generates a lack of peace. –It produces death.

17 Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

18 John 8:34 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin.

19 The tone of this invitation is one of tenderness and compassion. John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

20 Jesus is promising to give us rest from: The penalty of sin Forgiveness of sin has been provided through the shed blood of Christ The penalty of sin Forgiveness of sin has been provided through the shed blood of Christ

21 Romans 5:8–9 8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.

22 Ephesians 1:7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,

23 Jesus is promising to give us rest from: The penalty of sin Forgiveness of sin has been provided through the shed blood of Christ We can now rest in the finished work of Christ which freed us from the penalty of sin. The penalty of sin Forgiveness of sin has been provided through the shed blood of Christ We can now rest in the finished work of Christ which freed us from the penalty of sin.

24 Jesus is promising to give us rest from: The effects of sin He doesn’t just provide forgiveness – he provides peace & joy & eternal life. The effects of sin He doesn’t just provide forgiveness – he provides peace & joy & eternal life.

25 John 16:33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

26 John 15:11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.

27 John 11:25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,

28 What does Jesus expect of those who would respond to this invitation? Come unto me (v 28) for I am gentle and lowly in heart, Come unto me (v 28) for I am gentle and lowly in heart,

29 What does Jesus expect of those who would respond to this invitation? Take my yoke upon you, (v 29)

30 "In Jewish literature a 'yoke' represents the sum-total of obligations which, according to the teaching of the rabbis, a person must take upon himself." William Hendriksen "In Jewish literature a 'yoke' represents the sum-total of obligations which, according to the teaching of the rabbis, a person must take upon himself." William Hendriksen

31 What does Jesus expect of those who would respond to this invitation? Take my yoke upon you, (v 29) –Accept His teachings –Accept whatever obligations He would lay upon you Take my yoke upon you, (v 29) –Accept His teachings –Accept whatever obligations He would lay upon you

32 What does Jesus expect of those who would respond to this invitation? and learn from me (v 29)

33 Luke 6:46–49 46 “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? 47 Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: 48 he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. 49 But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.”

34 What’s My Status On Grace Matthew 11:28-30


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