A Loving Indictment


Sunday (8/6), gather with your church family as we turn our attention to Matthew 11:16-30. Jesus, who had sent word to John the Baptist, locked up in prison near the Dead Sea, that he could trust everything he had heard and seen of Him.

The reason? Everything Jesus did, said, every detail of His birth, ministry, death, and resurrection were prophesied in the Old Testament. Therefore, John could rest easy knowing that Jesus was the promised Messiah that would die for the sins of Israel.

As John’s disciples returned to tell him, Jesus turned His attention to the multitude. He knew that just as the cynicism regarding Him had begun and would eventually lead to their rejection of Him as their Messiah, John, whom they considered a prophet, would also become a target of their hatred.

Therefore, Jesus rebuked their unbelief and indifference. Because they had been eyewitnesses to the numerous miracles He had performed, blinded eyes and deaf ears opened, paralytics healed, demon-possessed liberated, and a twelve-year-old girl raised back to life.
Despite all the evidence of who Jesus was, their hardness of heart would mean their judgment would be greater than those who had never encountered HIm.

Jesus, unlike other men, who would give up and consider them a lost cause, left them with a message of hope. He knew not everyone would listen, but He gave it anyway. Because, as with any group, there is always one or more willing to go against the crowd and take a step of faith.
So, before moving on to the next city, Jesus told those willing to hear, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light” (Matt. 11:28-30).

I look forward to our time together. Please pray for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the entire Calvary Chapel family.

There are several opportunities for worship. On-campus (10:00 am), drive-in church (92.1fm), and online (Facebook, YouTube: Calvary Inverness); (website: calvaryinv.com).
In His Strong Love,

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