Listen / Download Sermon
Preached during the morning service on 2 August 2020 by Kristian Dimond.
In Matthew chapter 11, Jesus said: “All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. 28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
The following quote is from a book I am reading at the moment that relates to the passage above:
“In the one place in the Bible (Matthew 11:28-30) where the Son of God pulls back the veil and lets us peer way down into the core of who he is, we are not told that he is “austere and demanding in heart.” We are not told that he is “exalted and dignified in heart.” We are not even told that he is “joyful and generous in heart.” Letting Jesus set the terms, his surprising claim is that he is “gentle and lowly in heart…
…You might know that Christ died and rose again on your behalf to rinse you clean of all your sin; but do you know his deepest heart for you? Do you live with an awareness not only of his atoning work for your sinfulness but also of his longing heart amid your sinfulness?”
A beautiful reminder of our Saviour’s nature and heart!
Beth will be sharing her testimony at the Zoom meeting tonight. Below is one of her favourite songs that relates very closely to her story:
Today’s Sermon – Philippians 3:12-14 “Press On!”