Galatians 6:1-5 (862); Psalm 55:22 (449)


       A.  It’s a fact that, as humans, we have burdens of life with which to deal.

       B.  There are burdens that are seen and burdens that are unseen.

       C.  Clarification:  The word “burden” in v2 means something beyond the normal
             capacity to carry; and in v 5 the word “burden” means something one is capable
             of carrying.

       D.  The Bible teaches us to take three actions with our burdens.  Bear, share and cast.

  I.  Every Christian must bear his own burden.  V5  (duties and responsibilities)

       A.  The command to repent.  Acts 8:14-24 (808).  (on-going process)

       B.  The instruction to rightly divide God’s word.  2 Timothy 2:15 (880) (necessary)

       C.  The command to obey.  James 1:22 (892)

  II.  Christians are to share one another’s burdens.  V2 

       A.  Restoring a fellow Christian.  V1

             1.  The word “restore” means to set in joint again.  Attitude: humble.

       B.  Share with a fellow Christian.  Examples: Need for restoration and other burdens
             Romans 12:10-17 (838); 1 John 3:17-18 (901)

III.  Christians are to cast their burdens upon the Lord.  Psalm 55:22 (449); 1 Peter 5:7
      Examples: _________________________________________________________________

       A.  God will either remove the burden (2 Corinthians 1:8-10, p852) or give us
             the strength to bear it.  2 Corinthians 12:7-10 (858)


       A.  Let’s be eager to bear the burdens of responsibility that belong to the individual,
             willing to share the burdens we can help others lift and faithful to cast our
             burdens with which there is no human aid on our Heavenly Father.