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Lord’s Supper service

“And you will find rest”

Today is our quarterly Lord’s Supper service

As most of you know

We take the Lord’s Supper very serious

It is a time to take a look at ourselves

Our lives

It is a time to take a look at our commitment to Christ

And then

After we have done that

Come with a clean heart

A prepared mind

To celebrate

The Life

Death

Resurrection

And

The Sacrifice

That Jesus gave for each of us

This is a time to reflect

A time to remember

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We all have times in our lives when the weight of the world seems to just press heavily on us

Times when we feel that we just cannot go on

Jesus speaks to us in these times

He speaks to us in the hard times

Often he speaks to us in the storms of life

Matthew 11:28 is one of my favorite verses of all times

Besides John 3:16

This is one of the very first bible verses that I memorized

28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

When I think of heavy burdens

Being man who has made a living most of my life with my hands

Think of weight

Like the picture on the screen now of this little pick up with too much to carry

Sitting on the axel

Springs compressed

Unable to move

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Or of this poor donkey in Africa

Loaded down with way more too carry than even seems possible

The look on this little guys face says it all

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I think of burdens so heavy they sometimes knock us off or feet

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Or make us lay down and quit

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I know that my savior is able to lighten any load

Including physical loads like these

But

I believe it is our emotional and spiritual burdens that Jesus is talking about here in this scripture

As many of you know

Many of us carry burdens that seem just as overwhelming as the ones in those pictures

And those emotional and spiritual burdens can break us down like that little pickup

Or steal the joy in our lives like the sad donkey in the second picture

Jesus says

“Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

Come to me

All of you

All who are tired

Wore out

Beat down

Used up emotionally

Come to me all who have troubles

Come to me all who have struggles

Come to me all who don’t think you can go on

Come to me all who are knocked off your feet

Ready to quit

And

I will give you rest

How

You may ask

My load is so heavy

No one understands

How Jesus?

How can you give me rest?

Me, Jesus

My burden is so heavy

Some of you may be saying

I have problems with my kids

I have problems with my marriage

I have problems in other relationships

I have money problems

Job problems

Health problems

Addiction problems

I have Death and illness in my family

Jesus

I feel I just can’t go on

So what do you mean?

You will give me rest?

Matthew 11:28 again

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

I want you to notice here

Jesus does not say

Fix your problems

Clean up your life

And then come

He says


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