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Finding Rest for Your Soul

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD
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January 10, 2022 7:00 am

Finding Rest for Your Soul

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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January 10, 2022 7:00 am

If you're trying to lighten your load in life, the last thing you'd want to do is take on something new, something heavy. But Dr. Tony Evans says that's exactly what it takes to find the rest your soul has been looking for.

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Tony Evans, PhD

If you Mr. big stuff you already got it made you God is carrying your garbage with Dr. Tony Evans is those who try to make it on their own miss out on a divine view. This is the alternative Dr. Tony, author, speaker, pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative if you're trying to lighten your load and life.

The last thing you'd want to do is take on something new, something heavy today. Dr. Evans says that's exactly what it takes to find the rest your soul is been looking for. Let's join him as he explains the Pellicano was the most unwanted ship in the world. In 1986 there was a sanitation strike in the city of Philadelphia coming right out of the Democratic convention myriads of people left merits of trash that was being uncollected unaddressed. Since the sanitation workers were on strike. The trash was collected and placed on the,, afraid, or 28 tons of trash had been burned, and have become toxic ash and placed on this freighter because it had become toxic and had no place to dock because no country wanted to deal with it.

So for two years. The Pellicano floated from CBC ocean ocean looking for place to rest, but there was no place that would accept it because of the toxicity of the garbage. The only thing that would allow the Pellicano to do is to stop and be refueled in order to one decimal people are like the Pellicano we just got all his garbage and no place to take up we come to church on Sunday, hoping to get rid of it, only to discover all we could do is give refueled, but we leave with the weight still on carrying the same load we came with a little bit more fuel little bit more energy but the same weight.

If you have come way down with the stuff of life the garbage may even become sick, both for you and for others. Jesus wants to offer you place the dock please delete it, not merely to be refueled to keep carrying it, but to release it. This release in the Bible is called rest with the burden. The thing that weighs you down you let go of Matthew chapter 11. Jesus starts off with the prayer verse 25 he says I praise you father, Lord of heaven and earth that you have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and it revealed infants getting ready to tell you. Let the load go is getting ready to tell you and me release the burden getting ready to tell you how to get rid of the garbage is getting ready to comfort you and your affliction. But before you know the thoughts of the prayer. I thank you that you have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent answers to life's burdens can be discovered at UCLA Harbor jail, University of Texas, which can give you information without illumination. He goes on to say in verse 26 and 27 only son knows the father and the only one to know the son knows the father is the son reveals it, and he says he revealed infants in other words, if you want to know the answer to become a baby again says he revealed that the basics if you Mr. big stuff. If you already got it made a few degrees off the ball and you've been educated to the high degree and you independently of God says you got to carry your garbage with you and says three words that will let you when you leave here today take the pack off your back. He says, take and learn. Three were words that he gives us the first work he says in verse 28 come unto me all you will read and heavy laden, and I will give you rest, some may, if you really way down the lane that leaves the weight is too heavy to bear.

It's like a weightlifter with all these plates on both sides of the bar. I just going to hold his way down on you.

The afflictions of life, the pains of life, the mistakes of life, the regrets of life supplied the anguish of life weighing down lifted come to me you will. Life has way you come to me all you who are weary that weary of different and sleepy sleepy you get a bed to fall off to sleep and into another realm of consciousness is weary and heavy laden, that's when life controlling you so that you can't sleep or if you do sleep you enter into a nightmare on Elm Street. It is a burden says come to me this word rest is a big word in the Bible all the way.

The beginning of Scripture six days God created on the seventh day he rested and go to sleep nap is not what harassment it meant he chill he chill the setback to enjoy his creation was the rest that God told Israel the Sabbath day, the day off next six days. He says you shall world try to make money make an income try to make a life is about a seven day you chill, you rest rest.

I prohibit you from trying to do that, make that extra dollop make that extra bucks put that extra effort in you to see what I can do with the labor that's already been done, which is what I did when I created. In other words, why should you stay up and stand up only boat was losing sleep. The Bible says the Lord. Give it to Hezbollah. While they sleep. But he is still working on stuff when you Lauren decision rest rest meant to put in the hands of God to leave it. Hebrews 4 says there is a rest for the people of God is rest. He wants you to rest in football when the bank receives the ball from the center of the pressure to receive the ball from the center. The backs of copies under pressure because the other team is trying to get it on a map and get electronic tablet detailing down the pressure but then he turned around and hands the ball to the halfback back pressure changes direction to press without fail because he was carrying the football. But when he goes elsewhere as long as you hold onto it.

You will feel depressed but Jesus says if you handle come to me. I love this phrase I will give you rest.

Not I will buy you rest is history interesting no cost rest no cost rest.

I will give you rest.

Secondly, take the first to come to the take taking is something complex is a place you gotta go take is something you gotta do nothing, take something you gonna go grab it, the church, church welcome and you can come to religious ceremony respect to such people come to church who don't come to Jesus you come to church but don't come to Jesus gone nowhere.

Take take my yoke now this is back in Farmington New Testament days were in culture yoke is a harness folk from the country notice.

This is a harness and it would harness to sing together, they would be harnessed usually older big rocks and younger oughts young rocks and they would be together or you yoke was a harness that link them. The purpose of the link with created companionship. They will look up side-by-side. So now that was a companionship, a companionship, but that was submission because the younger submit to the experience and strength before noon he was doing. He had to submit to that that was responsible for pulling up now so there's responsibility is to me and then hook up with me link with me. So what does that link do for us when it comes to dealing with her day-to-day burdens. Dr. Evans will have the answer for us when he continues this message just a moment, but before he comes back. I want to let you know that what you been hearing today is one installment in the new 20 part message compilation called coming to the comforter. This collection of messages from Dr. Evans helps us understand how to deal with problems and pain more effectively and honestly in the collection goes hand-in-hand with the lessons from Tony's brand-new book hope for the hurting. Together these powerful resources can help you discover what God wants you to learn during difficult days. How to find treasure in your trials, how to be made whole instead of just better and how to develop a stronger faith even in the midst of trials will send them to you is our gift right now and thanks for your contribution in support of Tony's continuing ministry here on this station and others like it around the world. Just visit Tony to get the details and make all the arrangements. Again, that's Tony or let one of our resource team members help you, day or night at 1-800-800-3222 that's 1-800-800-3222.

Dr. Evans will come back with part two of today's message right after this I'm standing here in Alaska. One of the most glorious places in God's great creation and I want to invite you to join me permit alternative for the Alaskan cruise going to have a magnificent time in God's word in God's creation we going to enjoy great fellowship. Great, great, and I'm looking forward to meeting and greeting on our QA Alaskan cruise registered to me there. Can't wait to be with unforgettable Alaskan cruise, visit Tony to Tony I'm sure many of the situation when something went wrong with the car. On the side of the road somewhere to pick up phone call AAA would bring this big truck and his big truck this on it and this is what grab your call lift one side and then you would be moving but because it was broke down but because what came was bigger and stronger than your vehicle that could grab you were going somewhere under the power of something else.

Once you come to me if you have a hook up with me, you will discover remove you from your position is and take you to go so that you can be made right always take me to a billing station, for they would take me to make what was but I couldn't get until I got you until I got hooked up Jonathan my son. He travels with me when I go somewhere to speak because of the many years I've flown in the amount of accumulated with American of a permanent platinum file which simply means one of the benefits is if there first class seats that have gone unclaimed I could get bumped up.

So on this occasion I was bumped, but they also give you a companion upgrade and so we went and we checked in, only to discover I had gotten my seat as the platinum file but there was no upgrade for him.

No seats were available.

She said I'm sorry we can't upgrade you and she went through the record. She says the problem you are to get it on this flight but you got your ticket separate from him. So you have a different indicator number and if you're in different UK piggyback off of his privilege. Even though you are his child God. But we can't piggyback on his privileges got old indicator number Jesus but do it my way to Jesus but I got my own thoughts, but I will. We want Jesus and the relationship so you don't get the companion hookup says take my yoke upon you, you got to be attached to me, not just related to me. It's not enough to be saying to be saved get you to be.

That's happen to you and says take my yoke upon you like a coach picking up a player wrapping that injured players arm around his shoulders, rubbing his hand around the player's waist joking him so that this really brutal broken playoffs can make it. Not because he can make you want to go because he's somebody's caring he says you must first come to me, then you must hook up with me and he says the reason for the yoke is that you might learn from me, the John Knox was for the purpose of learning pulling from the whole point of the yoke was education maturation and so you learn how to pull this plow. I want you to look up for me is essential to learn how to live this life make decisions go in the right direction. I want you to hook up with me. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, Jesus, should I make you this whole thing for my burdens in life. 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.

Listen to this piece as the Raven, you should hook up with me is my yoke is easy now. The Greek word for easy means custom-made specially fitted sermon off the racks are but Jesus says if you got for me. I got some tailor-made stuff you stuff that has been for your five tears wanting to get a general sermon that's generally for everybody is another thing to sound talking to you. When God speaks your name and you know it was like nobody else was in the room because you heard his voice for you got Christians that have a general word, but they can't describe Rhema word word is when God calls your name I'm talking to you this way speaks to you so you know you just hurt and true God. My yoke is custom-made.

I got plenty of children, but I know you by name tracking custom-made relieving your bird is easy, but my burden is light.

My burden is light misread that you won't have a burden just one way to say saying the light of your burden, changes suggest that when you come to Jesus.

When you take when you live his way that every problem in your life will disappear. What I say it won't way what used to way the burden is now my I was going through the Apple one day I had suitcases and carrying suitcases about weasels. Often times Russian will carrying that burden the way never change my burden became like that was because something built and change the nature of how they could be handled. God is something built in the case. Anyway, thank you for the way wheels for you to deal with the realities of life God's guarantee is not that there will be no problems guarantees that will change their weight will be that happy, tailor-made Dr. Tony Evans talking about how God lightens your load message: finding rest for your soul and be sure to stay with us because he'll be back with the closing thought just a moment. If you want to hear today's lesson again or pass it along to someone else. Contact us to find out how to get a full-length copy. Better yet, consider getting the entire 20 part message series called coming to the comforter.

As I mentioned earlier if yours is our gift when you help us keep Tony's teaching on this station with your generous contribution and for a limited time. We are also including one of the first copies of Tony's brand-new book hope for the hurting, just visit Tony to make the arrangements for the special, limited time offer runs out. And while you're there, be sure to take a little time to browse through our huge collection of CDs, DVDs, books, Bible studies and more covering just about any topic you can imagine again that's Tony or reach out to our resource Center at one 800 832, 22 team members are standing by to help you day and night. Again, that's 1-800-800-3222 where we find ourselves in life may seem like the result of random or even evil elements at work but tomorrow Dr. Evans will give us a look at how God not only sees the complete picture, but also always has a plan ready for our good. Right now though he's back to wrap up today with this final comment world has many problems today. It's coming in all shapes and sizes and rest is hard to come by Problem resting because it will even let you sleep says my yoke is easy and my burden is light. And then he says and you will find rest for your souls.

When a minute is different than we started with. He started with, give you rest in verse 20 coming close you'll find okay statement God can give it and you not located close you'll find it telling. If you come to him. He'll give it but until you yoke and until you, you will find what he gave us when Jesus is saying I know is when you win you down but I got the alternative with Dr. Tony made possible by the generous contributions listeners like

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