Saint James United Church
Saint James United Church
Sharing this with appreciation for Rev. Adekunle’s continued faithful ministry during very challenging times. Thank you and God bless you! 🙏🏾💒✝️
Saint James United Church
Saint James United Church
Monday, July 6th, 2020 by Oluwatoyin Adeniyi
Rest for your soul: Matthew 11:16-30

Key Verse: 29 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.

These beautiful words follow Christ's severe condemnation of certain cities in Israel, who had collectively rejected their Messiah. Jesus lived as man in the way that God desires all His children to live - in lowliness of spirit and in complete dependence upon the Father. Jesus revealed His nature when He described Himself as gentle and lowly of heart. Jesus displayed a servanthood heart throughout His ministry, making Him qualified to be the one who bears our burdens. He lived as man is called to live, in order to demonstrate to us how we should live in utter dependence upon the Son, so that we might know God intimately, and Jesus Christ Whom He has sent.

The only way to live the Christian life is in total reliance upon the Lord, clinging to Him by faith - admitting our helplessness and trusting on His sufficient strength. And so He calls us to ”take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me”. We must come as disciples to learn, willing to be guided by His yoke no matter how heavy our burden is or how cumbersome they may be, it is only in Him that we can find rest.

The Lord Jesus was meek and lowly in heart and we are to learn of Him. His entire life was spent living the life of a man that trusted entirely on God, and He did only those things that He heard from the Father. In like manner, when we take His yoke upon us and learn to live in continuous dependence upon Him, we too will find rest for our souls, for His yoke is easy and His burden is light.
Prayer Points
1. Lord I commit all my burdens to you, give me rest
2. Every pride depriving me of enjoying spiritual benefits, Lord remove them
3. Lord give me the spirit of humility and gentleness
4. Help me Lord to surrender my totality to you and to always trust you
5. Lord release upon me every wisdom that I require to succeed in life
6. Holy Spirit continue to teach and direct my paths in Jesus' Name.
🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 Have a wonderful week. Stay safe and stay blessed.
Saint James United Church
Saint James United Church

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10:30am Sundays

Saint James United Church 
120 Chapel St.
Woodstock, N.B.
E7M 1H1
Phone: 328-6114  
Fax: 324-9349  
Evenings: 328-3198
  Minister’s Office 328-3191
Email – stjames@nb.aibn.com
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Minister: Adekunle Benjamin Adeniyi
 Music Director: Amy Anderson         
Administrative Assistant: Mary Wheelan
Christian Development Coordinator: Joan Hall

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