Summary: JESUS: OUR HAVEN OF REST
Matt. 11:28-30 JESUS: OUR HAVEN OF REST
28 Come unto me, all ye that, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
I. v 28 THERE IS THE REST OF SALVATION
A. We See The Call - In this verse we can see that there is an invitation for men to come to Jesus. In Him alone can one find salvation for the soul. There is no other place to find true saving grace than in the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ, Acts 4:12; John 14:6.
(Ill. Men seek to find their salvation in religion, in works, in goodness and in self-righteousness, but every effort of man that rejects faith in Jesus Christ alone for some other method is doomed to absolute failure - Eph. 2:8-9.)
B. We See The Candidates - Notice that the call of the Lord is extended to a particular group. This group is every inclusive rather than exclusive. The group that Jesus is calling unto Himself is "all". That is anyone, anywhere who hears the invitation from the Son of God can come and can find salvation, Rev. 22:17.
C. We See The Condition "labour and are heavy laden"
D. We See The Consolation "and I will give you rest."
1. We are given peace with God - Rom. 5:1
2. We are given rest from our attempts to please God - Eph. 1:6
3. We are given a calmness concerning our salvation - Rom. 8:16
5. We are given refreshment for our journey - Isa. 40:31)
2. V. 29-30 THERE IS THE REST OF SUBMISSION
"Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart:"
Submission to :-
A Person "my yoke"
A Purpose "learn of me"
A Pattern "for I am meek and lowly in heart"
A Plan "my yoke is easy"
3. THERE IS THE REST OF SATISFACTION
v28 "and ye shall find rest unto your souls."
1.The Simplicity Here "Come"
2.The Authoritry Here "Take"
3.The Discovery Here " Ye shall find rest unto your souls"