Daily Devotional Thought

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Rest in the Yoke
by Dr. Paul Chappell
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Matthew 11:28-30
In Bible times, the fields were often worked and loads carried by oxen. To distribute the weight of the farm equipment or wagons, wooden yokes were made to fit over the shoulders of a team of two oxen. If you ever see an old wooden yoke you will find it quite large. And if you try to pick one up, you will find that it is very heavy. And if a yoke were not made properly, it would greatly irritate the animal wearing it so that they would find it nearly impossible to work.
Jesus did not promise His followers that they would be freed from wearing a yoke. God has service for Him that each of us is to carry out—if not there would be no reason not to take us to Heaven immediately upon our salvation. Rather Jesus promised that when we came to Him we would find that His yoke rests easy upon us, and we will not be burdened by His service.
Many people “burn out” after they have served God for a period of time. Where once they were faithful to do His work, now they find it burdensome and have laid it aside. What is the problem? Though there are many reasons, one of biggest is that too many Christians try to work for God in their own strength. Jesus said that we are to learn of Him, which speaks to a growing and deepening relationship. When we work in His strength, we will not find the burdens more than we can bear. Instead we will find rest, even while we labor and wear the yoke.
Today’s Growth Principle:
Rather than complaining about what our service for God requires, we should rejoice in the privilege.

 

Service Opportunities

Service Opportunities

Sunday Bible Study-10:00 am

Worship Service – 11:00 am

Sunday Evening -6:00 pm

Wednesday Prayer Meeting – 7:00 pm

Wednesday Teen Meeting- 7:00 pm

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Ladies Meeting

Attention Ladies, we are going to have an awesome time of fellowship  in 2018. Our plans are to meet each month and encourage one another from the Word of God. Everyone is invited! Looking forward to a great year!

A Word From Our Pastor

 A Word From Our Pastor

We are so glad that you have chosen to visit our website.

We trust your visit will be a blessing.

If you are looking for a church home,

we would love to personally invite you

to come and attend one of our services.

We are a young, fundamental, Bible believing congregation

that loves God and loves people.

We believe the Bible is relevant in our day and age

as we see His Word come to pass before our eyes.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact

us via our church number on our website.

Thank you,

Pastor Rex Evans

From The Pastor’s Pen

 

Freedom Free Will Baptist Church is a vibrant young Church that desires to be used of the Lord in a mighty way. We are a Bible based church committed to loving God and Loving others.

If you are looking for a church we would love for you to come visit one of our services.

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth  in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” -Galatians 2:20