Jesus offers a gracious invitation in Matthew 11:28-30: “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” [The Message Bible].

Who among us has not felt tired and weary? Wouldn’t you like to have a “real rest” in your life? Jesus offers more than a walk in the woods; the invitation of Jesus is one to make your load lighter. Don’t worry; Jesus will not “lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you.” When you accept Jesus’s invitation, “you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

Talks on the Blackwater ponders the question: “How does the invitation of Jesus make our load lighter?” While we dive in with Talks on the Blackwater, “Take My Yoke,” [The message for Sunday], takes us to a deeper understanding of Jesus’s gracious invitation. 

While it may seem odd to put on the yoke of Christ, keep this in mind. One, while a yoke adds weight, the load is made easier because of how it is carried. Two, we have the promise of sharing our burdens with Jesus. 

Your response to the question would be? And would you, after hearing all the facts accept Jesus’s invitation. 

Let the Children Come addresses the burdens within our lives. I’ll share with the children “HOW” the burdens of life can be lifted UP and AWAY! Perhaps this is a lesson for us all! 

Following your sermon, you may participate in The Sacrament of Holy Communion. I invite you to take time, and share in the ritual, break bread, share the cup, and pray. 

Stay Faithful and Remember YOU, Matter,

Steve Warren, Pastor

First Church Milton
Where Life Investments are Made
Office: 850-623-6683
Mailing Address
6819 Berryhill Road
Milton, FL 32570
Church Address
6830 Berryhill Road
Milton, FL 32570