Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sun. April 27, 2014 (Grant Hill)

Grant Hill (Menno Simons Centre alumni resident in 2003-2005) spoke on "Finding Rest for Your Soul" based on Matthew 11:25-30. If our burdens (worries and self-doubts) are like iron rocks, the human heart attracts rocks like a magnet ("zip, clang"). Our Saviour, Jesus Christ, invites us to look at Him, come to Him and take up his yoke. Jesus knew that his relationship with his Father meant that he had nothing to prove to the critics, even when John the Baptist openly questioned his identity as the Messiah. Like the wooden cross-bar of a yoke, Jesus offers to all that obedience to his teachings is a work instrument to help us bear our burdens more easily (at least until they are taken away at the End of the Age). The Sermon on the Mount may seem impossible to follow, but it makes sense as a tool to help us respond to the harsh realities of life. We can stop looking to worldly things for our rest and look to God as revealed by Jesus. Rather than escape through vacations or entertainment, Jesus offers us his words and the presence of the Holy Spirit as the equipment we need to find rest for our souls. Whose yoke is on your shoulders?

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