March 13, 2022

Training for THE WAY

Passage: 1 Corinthians 9: 24-27, Matthew 11: 29-30
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In reading Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, one could easily think, “Just do life the way Jesus does and all will go well.” The problem with adopting that mindset is that we fall into the rut of ‘sin management’, and that’s not the life Jesus has called us into. As Dallas Willard writes in his book, The Spirit of the Disciplines, “So, if we wish to follow Christ – and to walk in the easy yoke with him – we will have to accept his overall way of life as our way of life totally.”  I know, this sounds hard, but believe me, the Jesus Way leads to the best life!

“Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” 

       Matt. 11: 29-30