Matthew 11:28-30 New International Version (NIV)
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
1. I will talk less and listen more.
2. I will invest in relationships.
3. I will cultivate patience as a virtue
4. I will practice the spiritual discipline of soul care.
Follow-up Questions from Sunday’s message
Looking back on last Sunday’s message and your notes, what was the most significant thought that spoke to you?
1. What good habits have you developed through the years? Share how you were able to successfully integrate those habits into your life.
2. Read John 2:13-17, Romans 12:11-12, Proverbs 15:18. Describe the difference between passion, anger, and impatience? At what point to they overlap? What point do they diverge?
3. Read Galatians 5:22-23. From your experience, how can patience lead to all other forms of virtues. (i.e. love, joy peace, kindness, goodness, self-control, etc.) How does one virtue lead to or compliment the other?
4. Read Proverbs 3:5-8. There are good people who make bad decisions and bad people who make good decision. How is that possible? How can this verse guide a person (whether good or bad) in making the right decisions?
5. Read Matthew 11:28-30. Why is a vibrant relationship with Jesus a prerequisite to our spiritual and emotional well being? Share about your spiritual practices that foster your connection with God.
Something to think about this week…
“A carefully cultivated heart will, assisted by the grace of God, foresee, forestall, or transform most of the painful situations before which others stand like helpless children saying “Why?”
― Dallas Willard