One moment Jesus is speaking about how difficult it is to be a faithful follower and the next he is inviting people to come to him for his burden is light and he will give them rest. Well, which is it? Should we be inviting people to church so they can have their burdens lifted or should we be warning them that being part of a community of faith is challenging and even demanding?
Scripture: Psalm 86:1-10; 16-17; Romans 6:1-11; Matthew 10:24-39
Song: "No Longer Slaves" written by by B. Johnson, J. Case & J. D. Helser; performed by the Prince of Peace worship band