AM: “Jesus’ Call to Experience His Love”

Text:  Matthew 11:25-30

Introduction:  The context

  1. This is an invitation to relationship
    1. An invitation to come to Jesus
    2. An invitation to join with Jesus                      II Corinthians 6:14;   Proverbs 1:10-15
    3. It is an invitation to be a learner of Jesus     Matthew 10:24;  II Peter 3:18
  2. This invitation is about knowing one another
    1. Knowing more about each other by presence     John 15:1-11
    2. Getting to know others personally
    3. Making yourself known to others                          Matthew 11:29
  3. It is an invitation that requires a response
    1. Relationship works this way
    2. Relationship must be made available
    3. Relationship needs to be mutually fulfilling
    4. The result of relationship is not the cause of it
  • Conclusion:
  • Motive is why I do what I do                                         cause        =        produces the action
  • Purpose is what I hope to accomplish in doing it     effect        =        goal to be achieved
  • Right motive produces right action which causes the right result
  • Right purpose effects right goal which results in the right effect
  • Jesus wants to lighten our burdens