The Restful Burden

We’re looking at one of the more well-known parts of Matthew 11. If you’re looking at Christianity, this is a matchless summary. Jesus calls out to those who are burdened and weary, and he gives an invitation to find rest in him. He says, “If you are weary and if you are burdened, you haven’t really yet understood the greatness of what I offer.”

We’re going to look at two things in this passage. First of all, Jesus gives us an analysis: we all have restlessness and we’re all yoked to something. Then he offers to give us certain things in their place instead. He offers himself; he offers himself as the yoke; and he offers himself as rest.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 13, 1996. Series “The Real Jesus Part 1; His Teaching”. Scripture: Matthew 11:28-30.

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