Blogging experts (let’s call them Blogsperts) tell us that shorter blogs are more likely to be read, and that it’s wise to limit yourself when possible to 500 – 700 words. Some topics can be adequately covered in that space.
Others can’t. I’ve found that God’s promise of rest is one that usually needs more space. And since that is the main focus of this blog, I’m always looking for ways to communicate that important concept in space that doesn’t require lots of scrolling.
I think I’ve found a solution that will satisfy the Blogsperts and still allow me to do justice to this life-changing idea. Last weekend, I had the chance to preach on My Favorite Verse, which has become Matthew 11:28-30, Christ’s promise that in Him we will find rest for our souls. I’m pasting a link below, which due to privacy settings will require you to click on the blue “Watch on Vimeo” button to watch a video of the 35-minute sermon.
There will be more than 700 words in the sermon, so I’m beating the system. I find that strangely satisfying. And I’m hoping that many of you will carve out the time needed to sit down and consider this oft-ignored offer of Jesus Christ. It has changed my life in these last two years, and I’m sure it will change many others when we take it seriously.
I’m praying for you as I type, and am eager to hear how God uses this passage in your life. And I’ve done all this in less than 300 words. 🙂
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