I Am Gentle and Lowly in Heart (Matthew 11:28-30)

I Am Gentle and Lowly in Heart I am Meek and Lowly in Heart Matthew 11:28-30

Matthew 11:28-30

I. An invitation for all (Matthew 11:28)

    A. “All who labor and are heavy laden” – physical or mental burdens (2 Corinthians 11:23-28; Matthew 13:4-8)
    B. Jesus’ promise of rest (1 Peter 5:5-7; Matthew 6:25-34)

II. An invitation to learn from Christ (Matthew 11:29a)

    A. Learn how to defeat temptation (Matthew 4:1-11; 2 Timothy 2:15)
    B. Learn the secret to true happiness (Matthew 5:3-10)
    C. Learn the importance of submission (Philippians 2:5-8; Hebrews 5:8-9; Matthew 28:18-20)

III. “I am gentle and lowly in heart” (Matthew 11:29b)

    A. Gentle/meek – an attribute of Christ which must also be a characteristic of our lives (Galatians 5:22-23; James 1:21; 2 Timothy 2:24-25; Galatians 6:1)
    B. Lowly in heart/humble (Philippians 2:8)

IV. His easy yoke and light burden (Matthew 11:30)

    A. Compared to Old Law (Matthew 23:4; Galatians 5:1)
    B. There remains a rest for the people of God (Hebrews 4:9-11)

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