Scripture of the week at CCE

Rupert will be continuing our new our sermon series exploring what it means to be a disciple and follow in the footsteps of Jesus. He will be referring to Matthew 11 once more, but this week, looking closely at the phrase ‘weary and burdened’.


As you read this scripture, spend a few moments meditating or reflecting on the passage:  What word or phrase seems important to you?  What emotions or desires come to the fore?  What invitation is there from God in this passage?


28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”  New International Version 


  1. Tom Cumming on January 16, 2022 at 9:00 am

    Our sins weary us and are a burden to carry.

    Even after placing faith in Jesus for forgiveness of my sins I feel guilt and fear. This is tiresome and makes me want to hide away from Jesus and others.

    I hear Jesus calling me out of hiding in this passage so I can bring my sin burden to him, to be yoked to his people (church) and not to hide from them either. Asking him for strength not to hide my weakness and failings from others and not to judge other people for theirs.

    • Emily Ingrey-Counter on January 18, 2022 at 11:02 am

      That’s really powerful, thanks so much for sharing this. I’d not thought about being yoked to his people (church) in that way.

      • Rupert Ward on January 18, 2022 at 5:05 pm

        Thanks for your comment Tom – that is powerful to read, and get a glimpse of what Jesus is inviting you into.

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