We want you to enjoy the worship, praise and teaching in every scheduled service, knowing your child is being well cared for. Please inquire of an usher or greeter and they will direct you to the Nursery Area. Vision: To encourage and empower young adults to be better witnesses for Christ at college, on the job, and to their families: To live a victorious life in Jesus Christ: And to be a productive part of the church and the community To truly understand what this verse means, we must first understand what, in the human condition, causes a man to become exhausted spiritually, physically and emotionally. Spiritually: A man becomes exhausted when he spends a lifetime searching for God and trying to earn His love by following a long line of meaningless religious laws and vain rituals. He becomes spiritually weary when all the efforts have been exhausted. Still he finds no peace in his soul, no joy in his life and God is still a far away unattainable being. Physically: A man becomes exhausted when he, through his own neglect, pushes himself far beyond his physical endurance or when internal stress depletes his energy reserves. Emotionally: A man becomes exhausted because exhaustion is the by-product of a person doing all the right things and abiding by all the rules and yet, internal stress leaves him without any means to withstand the stress of his environment. Chirst promised that we would receive rest from this exhaustion, and how we receive this rest is found in matthew 11:29, "Take my yoke upon you and learn of me." The yoke that Chirst speaks of in this vers is symbolic. Int he life and times Christ, His occupation was that of a carpenter. In those days the chief product of these craftsmen was not building homes, but rather, for fitting and making yokes for the oxen. Yokes were made so the owner could steer the beast, but this yoke was also made so the animal could work longer and more efficiently by tiring less under his heavy burdens. This mechanism was made of heavy wood, not padded as they are today. Therefore, they had to be measured and fitted perfectly. When two oxen were pulling a load, the yoke provided for each animal to carry his share equally. When one animal was forced to do this very heavy work, the yoke equalized the load, allowing the animal to pull more, with less effort. Christ fitted these yokes perfectly for the animals, but in Matthew 11:30, he tells us that He also fits the yoke perfectly for man. Christ knew that if the most empty-headed and stubborn of God's creations could benefit from a perfectly fitted yoke, then man, who is the most intelligent and the most gifted of God's creations could benefit according to his gifts. The perfectly fitted yoke that Christ speaks abou tin these verses is the place that God has provided for each and every human that lives. Friend do you believe God has a place for you? In it is rest for you and it is found at Calvary. There you begin to be "fitted." In Times Like These there is rest and Christ gives it..