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When God Prays- Matthew 11:25-30

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WHY DID JESUS PRAY?
1- To be an example.

2- To yield to the Fathers will.
The Incarnation:
John 1:14 (NLT)So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father's one and only Son.
Colossians 2:9 (NLT) For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body.

3- To connect.
Luke 5:15-16 (NIV) The news about him spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses. But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.

4- To reveal God’s heart for us.

Matthew 11:25-30
(NLT)
At that time Jesus prayed this prayer: “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike. Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way! “My Father has entrusted everything to me. No one truly knows the Son except the Father, and no one truly knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

1- His intention is intimacy.
(v26)“Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way!”
Luke 10:21 Jesus filled w the joy of the Holy Spirit….
“We often see the need to pray as a matter of urgency driven by fear, lack or need. However, prayer is a matter of intimacy driven by love.”

2. His institution is identity.
(v27)“no one truly knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”
John 1:10-12 (NLT)
He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him. He came to his own people, and even they rejected him. But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.
"We can approach God with the same confidence Jesus had because positionally we have the same connection with the father."

3. His invitation is rest.
"We don't experience him by carrying the weight but by letting him carrying it."

Matthew 11:28-30 (NLT) “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
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