How to Make a Pickle

Matthew 11:28-30 

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”—The Message


I invite you to read this Bible passage this week. I love this translation of these verses. I think it beautifully captures the heart behind Jesus’ words and invitation to us. Unfortunately, for many of us, we don’t know how to lay our burden at Jesus’ feet and take up His yoke. In many ways this is why we are talking about these false narratives. We all have a need to be freed from at least one of these false narratives and it can be quite frustrating to see just how slow the journey to be freed is. But the more we grasp just what our false narratives are, the more we can do the beautiful work of replacing them with the truth Jesus teaches and shows us. I want to finish this 2nd look with a list of the true narratives from this series.


Which of these narratives gives you more freedom from the heavy burdens you may be carrying in your soul?


Have a great week!


Pastor Ryan


The True Narratives of our Good and Beautiful God

  • God is truly good, no matter the circumstances!
  • God is a good father and is wholly trustworthy!
  • God is lavishly generous to folks who don’t deserve it!
  • God IS LOVE!
  • God IS HOLY!
  • God sacrifices Himself for those He loves!
  • God has us in a process of transformation!
  • God wants us to simply BE WITH HIM