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Message: “06 Rest from Our Anxiety” from Reid Kapple

Reid Kapple - February 9, 2020

06 Rest from Our Anxiety

Jesus, as the Lord of the Sabbath, is not merely teaching us to rest, showing us how to rest, or even providing us with rest. Rest is not simply a practice, a habit, or a state of being. Rest is a person and his name is Jesus. Amen! He has come to provide us in himself all that the Sabbath was intended to provide. Peace, rest, healing, communion, joy, celebration, wholeness. Which is why we should never grow tired of his great invitation… Matthew 11:28–30 Jesus as Lord of the Sabbath declares to us that he is not a slave driver. Instead he is the gracious master with the light burden and easy yoke. And it’s easy because in living with and for Jesus we no longer have to work towards the unending pursuit of worth, validation, acceptance, and significance. For all of that is ours in Jesus. Friends, we need rest. But more than that we need the Lord of Sabbath rest who invites us to rest in his finished work. For when we rest in Jesus’ life, we find that his worth is credited to us. And when we rest in his death, we find that his sacrifice was on behalf of us. And when we rest in his resurrection, we find that his victory is shared with us. Are you tired, burnt out, exhausted, hurried, and beat down? Then enter the rest of the Lord of the Sabbath. Rest from our anxiety Luke 6:1-11 February 9, 2020 Reid Kapple

From Series: "Rediscovering Jesus - Olathe Campus"

Jesus of Nazareth. There have been no shortage of opinions offered, books written, responses given to who Jesus was. Some worshipped Him as God. Others thought Him a criminal. The controversy surrounding Jesus followed Him through His life, and it has continued 2,000 years after His death. There is no masking Jesus’ enormous influence on human history. In the midst of all this noise, who was Jesus? Why is He so important to human history? Is Jesus simply someone who agrees, confirms, and approves of everything we already thought and believed? A few decades after the death of Jesus, a man named Luke was wrestling with those questions with his friend, a friend uncertain as to who Jesus was. So Luke set about rediscovering Jesus. He asked Jesus’ friends, he listened to Jesus’ enemies, and worked hard to give us the account of just who Jesus really was. Luke was convinced Jesus had good news for us. Life changing news. Rest for the anxious. Healing for the broken. Freedom for the trapped. Luke rediscovered Jesus. He wrote about Jesus, so that we could rediscover Jesus.

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