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Tonight, we are studying one of the many times that Jesus shared His own Gospel. And, like everything else He did on this earth, it serves as an example of how we should share. It also makes us look at our lives and take a test of salvation. What better source to learn from than the ACTUAL source of the true Gospel?
Far too many believers have made professions of faith in Jesus Christ and yet their Christian experience is one of frustration and misery. Like the children of Israel of old, they end up wandering in the wilderness of sin and eventually die in the desert of defeat. God has intended much more for us. Jesus told His disciples that He came that they might life and described it with the word "abundantly". The writer of Hebrews provides us with some insight regarding this quality of Christian living, and uses the word "rest" as its defining characteristic. Listen and discover how you might experience this abundant life of rest.
What would Jesus do about the pace of His life? He worked, he related (relationships were an integral part of His life) and he spent time in purposeful privacy. Don't think Balance, think Rhythm. In other words release killer expectations, and think in terms of seasons and stages. Oscilate work and rest.
Our faith is established in the methods we individually use to connect with God. Our rest is established by how we individually find rest. We cannot judge our brother or sister in how they live out their own faith.
Insight and help about our "Restless" state and what it takes to enter His rest. These people (the target audience of the Book of Hebrews) were teetering in the faith.
I'm sure that everyone would say that they're tired. All of us could use some rest. Listen as pastor Lance Parrott reminds us of the many burdens in life and challenges us to come to Jesus and find our rest.
Jesus would not let the demons speak. He did not want them announcing Him. Demons are bondage Jesus is freedom.
Obedience is the key to entering God'ss reat