C O M M I S S I O N
#9 in the series Formed by Jesus
Passages: Philippians 1:9-11; Matthew 11:28-30; Psalm 138:3
“Grace is not opposed to ________. It is opposed to earning. Earning is an attitude.” – Dallas Willard
We do not have to love the process.
We simply need a greater _________ for the end results.
“Life is a succession of burdens. We cannot get away from them. Instead of offering escape, Jesus offers _________________. Jesus means that obedience to his Sermon on the Mount (his yoke) will develop in us a balance and a way of carrying life that will give more rest than the way we have been living.” – Frederick Dale Bruner
“For years I viewed my interaction with the Bible as a ______ account: I had a need, so I went to the Bible to withdraw an answer. But we do much better to view our interaction with the Bible as a savings account: I stretch my understanding daily, I deposit what I glean, and I patiently wait for it to accumulate in value, knowing that one day I will need to draw on it.” – Jen Wilkin