Simple Life (2 of 2) by Kerry Shook

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Simple Life (2 of 2)
Series: Mayberry: Simple is More Satisfying
Pastor Kerry Shook

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• 2 Cor. 6:1 (The Msg)

• Matt. 11:28-30 (NLT)


"Come to Me…."

• Prov. 10:27a (LB)


"I will give you rest…."

"Take My yoke upon you … for My yoke fits perfectly…"



"Let Me teach you…."


"Music playing" One of my favorite episodes in the old Andy Griffith show is the one where the wealthy businessman from Charlotte by the name of Malcolm Tucker is driving through Mayberry on his way to the big city to do important business when right outside of Mayberry his car breaks down so he walks back into town and he bumps into Andy as he is coming out of Sunday church and Andy says hey we want to help you in any way we can. We just love it when guests come to town but let me warn you its really hard in Mayberry to get anything done on a Sunday and Malcolm gets really frustrated when Goober tells him that he can't fix his car because he refuses to open the shop on Sunday and Malcolm says I don't want to have anything to do with this little town. I have got important business to tend to. He just doesn't understand what happens in Mayberry is in its own time and in its own way but here is a businessman who has always had control of everything but for one day Mayberry is in complete control. Well Malcolm refuses to relax and sit on the front porch and to eat Sunday lunch with the Taylors and finally he just loses it and he screams everybody in Mayberry is living in another world, which was true. But then as Andy and Barney start to strum the guitar and sing finally Malcolm lets his guard down and for the first time in a long time he starts to relax. Then a guy drives up with his car and he says hey Goober had some extra time so he fixed your car and it really wasn't anything more than clogged fuel pump so he is not going to charge you anything. Malcolm is shocked and he says why won't he charge me anything? What is the deal? He said, well we really can't charge a guest in town for something that wasn't much at all. We don't take advantage of guests in Mayberry. Finally, Malcolm realizes an important truth. The very things that frustrated him most about Mayberry were the very things that he needed to put into his life. So many times we race right through life with our overloaded schedules trying to control everything and then our lives start spinning out of control and our emotions are running on fumes and we find ourselves a long way from Mayberry, that uncomplicated place of simply loving, trusting and depending on God. We are in the series I am calling Mayberry. It is getting back to a simpler more satisfying life.
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