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The Great Invitation (A Study of Matthew 11:28-30) Part 3

24 Jul

Friends: I consider it a great privilege to work on my blog every day. And for the next few posts I’ll be examining one of my favorite passages, Matthew 11:28-30. This is a text worthy of memorization (which I’m very bad at). I want to slowly go through these verses with you and see as much as we can, with the Holy Spirit’s help. Here’s that famous text once again:

In our first post we thought a bit about the context of this incredible invitation. Our second post on this text looked a bit at the Koiné Greek of this passage and we saw certain terms repeated with a variety of important implications.

Let’s begin in this post to outline this passage.

I. The Great Invitation (v. 28):  Note that Jesus says, “Come to me . . .” He doesn’t say come to the Father, but come to me! We noticed in our first post that Jesus stated a few verses earlier: ”  27 “All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” In no uncertain terms, the Son claims to be the only One who truly knows the Father and He has the power to reveal the Father to those He chooses.

One can’t help but be reminded of John 14:6 where we read, ““I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” If He is indeed right, then the most rational step anyone could take would be to come to Jesus!

In our next post we will notice that this great invitation is not extended to everyone. Really.

Today’s Challenge: Christians have no right to waffle on the issue of Jesus’ being the exclusive way to the Father. Let us not be ashamed to proclaim Him — and Him alone — as the only Savior and the only way to the Father!

 
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