Oct 23, 2022
Mankind can be compared to TWO MEN wandering in the DESERT. Both are dying of thirst and are in search for water.
One THINKS that he sees a RIVER in the desert and makes a run for it and then dives. But what seemed like a RIVER from a DISTANCE was just a MIRAGE and he falls flat on his face on BURNING SAND. Yet he insists that he really saw a RIVER. This man represents a man who thinks he has found the answers to life BUT finds himself burned by a MIRAGE his mind has created.
The other one finds a WELLSPRING, a knowledge he acquired from someone in that vicinity. Through this knowledge, his quench is thirst. His body is cooled and refreshed and he is reinvigorated to move on. This represents a man who in HUMILITY was willing to rely on someone more knowledgeable than him – that is Christ – and the result is a wellspring that leads to eternal life
TEXT: Matthew 11: 25 – 30
The sermon flows in 3 RELATED PARTS:
I. The Revelation to the Humble – vv. 25 – 26
1. God’s Judgment – v. 25
2. God’s Pleasure – v. 26
II. The Revelation by Divine Choice – v. 27
1. Jesus’ Authority and Knowledge of the Father given to the Humble
III.The Revelation by Faith – vv. 28 – 30
1. The Burden by the Pharisees – v. 28
2. The Rest through faith in Jesus – vv. 29 – 3
The bottom line of this sermon is: If you want to know the way that leads to God and His salvation, you have to put yourself in a POSTURE of HUMILITY.