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The Biggest Loser: Getting Rid Of Life’s Burdens-Matthew 11:29-30, 1 Peter 5:7

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Getting Rid of Life’s Burdens

Ryan Heller

September 27, 2009

Religion (Self Effort, Works)

Goal: reach out to God; try to work your way into heaven

Means: diligent service & works, with hopes of a reward (heaven)

Power: good, honest effort through self-determination

Control: self-motivation and self-control

Results: apathy, failure, chronic guilt, and eternal separation from God

Relationship Through Faith In Jesus Christ         

Goal: trust fully in Jesus, and then live to please Him

Means: confess sins, repent, and yield self to Jesus

Power: the Holy Spirit does God’s work in and through us

Control: allow the Holy Spirit to control & direct our lives

Results: love, joy, peace, freedom, power eternal life in heaven,

1.       Come to Me  (Invitation)

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.                                                            Matthew 11:28 (NIV)

Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.

1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)

2.       Yield to Me (Partnership)

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.                Matthew 11:29-30 (NIV)

3.       Learn from Me (Discipleship)

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.                            Matthew 11:29-30 (NIV)