Are you burdened by the weight of this world? You’re not alone. In fact, as Matthew’s gospel records, Jesus invited all who are weary to come to Him, just as we are, for peace. Alistair Begg unpacks this famous invitation, exploring what it means to know and find our rest in Christ. Jesus’ yoke is easy and His burden is light. When we accept His call to “come,” we find true freedom.
25At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; 26yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.7 27All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. 28Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
No matter the time or place, Jesus Christ is bound to capture our attention. How can one man gain followers willing to die for Him while also drawing the ire of others who hate Him? One thing’s for certain: whether we worship Him or walk away from Him, it’s impossible to ignore Him.
In this series of messages, Alistair Begg explores what the gospels have to say about the identity and work of Jesus. It didn’t matter if He was raising the dead or receiving a drink—Jesus used every opportunity to love others to the glory of God. When we contemplate Jesus on the cross, we see His great love for humankind and His obedience to the Father; when we consider Him seated on His throne, we see the unblemished author and finisher of our faith. Getting to know Christ better through the testimony of God’s Word will make us all the more prepared to spend our lives dedicated to pursuing God’s glory.
|Be In Christ||Matthew 11:25-30|
|Be Like Christ||Romans 8:28|
|Humble Servant||John 13:1|
|Compassionate Shepherd||Luke 7:1|
|Personal Evangelist||John 4:1-54|
|Suffering Servant||Mark 14:32|
|Great High Priest||Hebrews 10:1-18|
|Divine King||John 12:12-19|
|Lamb on the Throne||Revelation 5:1-14|