MATTHEW 11:28 – CONVERSION STORY A FUNERAL SERMON FOR A BELIEVER

Matthew 11:28 – Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

We need rest often.

  • Sometimes we need physical rest. We’ve been working very hard and have not taken or gotten breaks from our activities. We are exhausted and in need of rest! And sometimes our bodies will be sick and we are exhausted because we have been fighting disease.
  • Sometimes we need emotional rest. Our minds are in a state of unrest. Our minds are always agitated. We never get any rest and sometimes no sleep because we are emotionally stressed.
  • Sometimes we need spiritual rest. We have no peace with God, and henceforth we are needy spiritually. Sin is always at the root of spiritual rest.

We’ve all sinned. We’ve all failed God. Hence, there is a lack of rest.

Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Isaiah 59:1-2 – Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: [2] But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

Matthew 11:28 – Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

He did come to Jesus.

There was a time when (NAME OF PERSON WHO DIED) needed Spiritual rest, and he knew it.

HE/SHE CAME HUMBLY

Romans 3:10 – As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

Ezekiel 18:4 – Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.

2 Corinthians 5:21 – For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

1 Corinthians 15:3-4 – For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; [4] And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

Ephesians 2:8-9 – For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: [9] Not of works, lest any man should boast.

He/She came to Jesus humbly. He prayed by faith to receive Jesus as his Savior.

HE/SHE CAME HUMBLY

HE/SHE LIVED HOPEFULLY

2 Corinthians 5:17 – Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

His/Her life was changed. He/She had a new interest in Spiritual things, and he wanted to “go home”

HE/SHE CAME HUMBLY

HE/SHE LIVED HOPEFULLY

HE/SHE WENT HOME

2 Corinthians 5:8-9 – We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. [9] Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.

Matthew 11:28 – Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

(NAME OF PERSON WHO DIED) found Spiritual Rest.

Now what about you? If you are in spiritual turmoil or lack spiritual rest or if you are unsure what will happen to you after you die what should you do?

COME HUMBLY

Acknowledge before God that you are not good enough to earn your way into Heaven. The Bible says that it is …not of works lest any man should boast,

Put your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ as the one who died for you, and that he paid for your sins in full.

Receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior.

John 3:16 – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

LIVE HOPEFULLY

  • If you truly trust Jesus for eternal life, you will begin to experience spiritual rest.
  • You will have a desire to learn more about the Lord Jesus, to obey Him, and to serve Him.
  • You will have a desire to attend church in order to worship God and be with God’s people. 2 Corinthians 5:17 – Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

COME HUMBLY

LIVE HOPEFULLY

GO HOME

Having trusted Jesus and having lived a changed life through the power of God, you will be ushered into the presence of God.

COME HUMBLY

LIVE HOPEFULLY

GO HOME