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How Can I Get On Top Of My Problems? (10 of 12)
Series: When We Ask How
Dr. Stan Coffey
I. The Burden of Legalism
II. The Blessing of Grace
I want us to look at a couple of passages today. How can I get on top of my problems? We are going to talk today about the burden of perfection or legalism and we are going to talk about the blessing of grace, the burden of legalism and the blessing of grace.
Now first in Matthew 11:28 Jesus speaks to us about His way of life verses the way the life of the scribes and Pharisees and as you know Jesus had more problems with the Pharisees than anyone else.
Now you realize this very passage is in context of one of Jesus' battles with the Pharisees. He meets them face to face; they were the religious people of His day.
He is speaking to them about how the Pharisees have rejected; they have rejected the truth, they rejected John the Baptist and then they rejected the Lord Jesus.
In Verse 19 he said, "THE SON OF MAN CAME EATING AND DRINKING, AND THEY SAY, 'BEHOLD, A GLUTTONOUS MAN AND A DRUNKARD, A FRIEND OF TAX-GATHERERS AND SINNERS!' YET WISDOM IS VINDICATED BY HER DEEDS."
And then if you will go down to verse 27 he says, "ALL THINGS HAVE BEEN HANDED TO ME BY MY FATHER; AND NO ONE KNOWS THE SON, EXCEPT THE FATHER, AND NO ONE KNOWS THE SON, EXCEPT THE FATHER, NOR DOES ANYONE KNOW THE FATHER EXCEPT THE SON, AND ANYONE TO WHOM THE SON WILLS TO REVEAL HIM."
Then here's a verse of contrast, "COME TO ME, ALL WHO ARE WEARY AND HEAVY LADEN, AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST." Are you weary and heavy laden?
You know when the problems of life tumble in upon you; it can be an insurmountable burden one that breaks you down on the roadway of life.
So Jesus said, "Come to me." He did not say come to the law, He did not come to the church, He did not say come to man. He said come to me."
So this morning, we want to come to Him. And then He said, "TAKE MY YOKE UPON YOU." Now the yoke, as you know, was th ...
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