Gifted – The Gift of Rest

Pastor Jason Burns

December 4, 2022

  • What do you get a church that has everything?
  • Rest.

Isaiah 9:2-3, 6  //  The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine. 3 You will enlarge the nation of Israel, and its people will rejoice. They will rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest and like warriors dividing the plunder. 6 For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

  • Wonderful Counselor
  • Mighty God
  • Everlasting Father
  • Prince of Peace
  • “I feel safe with you.”
  • Faith is playing to WIN.
  • Fear is playing not to LOSE.
  • Faith is the process of UNLEARNING FEAR.

Luke 2:8-9 KJV  //  And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

  • Sore: Extremely; Severely

Luke 2:10-14 KJV  //  And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men

  • God’s Will is GOOD Will
  • Bethlehem God WITH Us
  • Calvary God FOR Us
  • Pentecost God IN Us

Psalm 23:4 KJV  //  Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me