My Burden Is Light

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Matthew 11:28, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

What exactly did Jesus mean when He spoke about burdens? Many of us go through life with burdens we are not entirely aware of – self-righteousness, stress, anxiety, worry, fear, cares of this life, poverty, curses, debts, sin, guilt and condemnation. 

We are on a journey through life and many of us carry all these heavy burdens needlessly. If you were embarking on a long journey with all these heavy stones in your backpack, what kind of progress do you think you could make? This was what Jesus was talking about. 

Jesus Christ has not asked us to do anything He hasn’t already done. Click To Tweet

Mark 10:36, Jesus Christ has not asked us to do anything He hasn’t already done. He is our perfect example in all things. We just need to follow in His footsteps and replicate his character. Matthew 26:36, Jesus always took the lead and showed us the way

Matthew 16:24 – “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, take up the cross and follow Me.” When we understand what Jesus Christ did for us on the cross, we will find rest, life and peace. 

All that Jesus Christ went through and did on earth was for us. Click To Tweet

Isaiah 53 makes it clear that all Jesus Christ went through and did on earth was for us. Jesus didn’t need to go the way of the cross for Himself but for us. He was righteous. To us who are being saved, this is the power of God unto salvation. 

Only the blood of Jesus Christ can forgive and cleanse thus removing burdens of sin. The burdens of the world were upon Him. He even experienced the rejection of God, evident when He cried out ‘Father, why have You forsaken Me?’ on the cross. The punishment that brought us peace was upon Him and by His stripes we are healed.

“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”

2 Corinthians 5:21

Yoke speaks of obedience. Many think that if they only believe in Jesus, that is enough but when the first church believed, they obeyed – they had the fruit of obedience, (Hebrews 5:7-9). Mentally agreeing is not enough; you have to be yoked to Jesus Christ in obedience. He says learn from Me. 

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Jesus is inviting all of us to come to Him. The Bible says God gives grace to the humble but opposes the proud. So, we must humble ourselves, understand we cannot do it in our own strength for salvation is found in no one else; for there is no other name under Heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved, (Acts 4:12).

[The blog is written by Ed Gardiner; Sermon by Ivan Semenyuk]

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  1. Please send more messages from the word of God thank you very much n may God continually bless your ministry a tremendous blessings

    1. Thanks for the nice preaching, send more!!! Please pray for me, I feel nothing is going on well in my life, I am broke, I have no job, I have debts, I need money to finish my university, am getting depressed. Plz pray for me. I truly believe that only God can change the whole story. I am waiting for the blessings from above.amen

  2. Touch me lord Jesus. Forgive me for all my sins and people that I hurt. I’m so sorry about yesteryears!! God I’m more than ready to walk where you lead me. God again I have sinned please please forgive me. Continue to keep your arms around me I lift up your name. Lord I love you you been good to me. Today at 2:20pm I’m going to heart Doctor Lord Jesus be with me help me calm down let me know everything is going to be alright!! Thank You Lord. Lord touch my family. Thank You Thank You Amen

  3. What have I done that is a sign of proud?
    What could that be?

    Could there be anything I haven’t done well or I’m I missing behind?

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