Sermons by Ryan Cole

Sermons by Ryan Cole

The Invitation of Jesus

In this sermon, Ryan Cole preaches from Matthew 11:28-30 and reflects on Jesus’ invitation for the weary and burdened to come to Him for rest. Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 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. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)


Waiting is hard. Most of us don’t like waiting. However, God’s people have always been a waiting people. How do we wait well on the Lord? In this sermon, Ryan Cole, Greenwood Park’s campus minister, preaches from Luke 2:22-38, reflects on the examples of waiting from Simeon and Anna, and discusses some ways we as followers of Jesus can wait well.


The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: for gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight; for receiving instruction in prudent behavior, doing what is right and just and fair; for giving prudence to those who are simple, knowledge and discretion to the young—let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance—for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and…