Rest - South Jordan
QUESTION: What stresses you out?
THINK ABOUT IT: The longer we view ourselves through a DISTORTED LENS, the more likely we are to believe a DISTORTED TRUTH.
Genesis 4:11-12 Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. 12 When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth.”
Ecclesiastes 2:22-23 What do people get for all the toil and anxious striving with which they labor under the sun? 23 All their days their work is grief and pain; even at night their minds do not rest. This too is meaningless.
TODAY’S KEY TRUTH: Our souls find rest in GOD ALONE.
Matthew 11:28-29 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 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.
Genesis 2:7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
OBSERVATION: We are not a body with a SOUL, we are a soul with a BODY.
QUESTION: How do find we find rest for our souls?
- BE STILL before God. (Psalm 46:10, Psalm 131:2)
- WAIT for God. (Psalm 37:7, Psalm 130:5-6)
- REFLECT on God’s faithfulness. (Psalm 116:7-9)
GOOD NEWS: The Gospel is the gift of PEACE.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our soul is restless until it finds rest in you. -Augustine