Matthew 11:28-30 – THE MESSAGE OF THE CHURCH

There are many different “churches” today. Many of them are true representatives for the Lord Jesus Christ. Many are not. The true church is made up of all those who have been truly born again by the Spirit of God.  The local church should also be made up of true believers that try to get out the message of Christ to the community. 

Different churches have different messages.  But the true churches are those who are giving out the message which God wants the world to hear. 

We need to remember that God owns the church.  God the Son is the head of that church! Please see Matthew 16:18, Ephesians 1:22-23, Ephesians 5:23 and Colossians 1:18. 

The church belongs to Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ is the head of the church.

Therefore, the message of the church should be the message of Christ.

The message that you and I as Christians have for the world is the message that Christ has for the world. 

This message is expressed in many different passages. The most familiar passage is John 3:16. 

Another passage that shows Christ’s message (And, therefore, the church’s message.) is Matthew 11:28-30.


  1. “COME UNTO ME.”
  3. “LEARN OF ME” 


Just who is Jesus inviting? Those who “labor and are heavy laden”.

A verse which further elaborates on who these people is Luke 4:18.

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,” 


“I will give you rest.”

“Ye shall find rest unto your souls.”

This is because His yoke is easy and His burden is light. 

Let’s make sure that our churches are giving out the message of the owner, the Lord Jesus Christ.