“Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2
We are commanded by our Savior to follow His example and bear one another’s burdens. What does that look like? The love of Christ is manifest in countless ways when we bear the burdens of others. We all have the burdens - stress from work, anxiety about paying bills, worrying about our children, or concern for our lost friends. Praying for one another’s needs, serving one another, listening to one another, as well as encouraging one another to trust the Lord and His word, are a few of the practical ways to bear the burdens of others. As I said, there are innumerable ways to bear on another’s burdens. Here are a few ways the Lord has used us recently to bear the burdens of others. Your prayers and financial support are also ways that the Lord uses to bear our burdens and the burdens of others we serve.
Florida Church Danelle and I visited our friends in Gainesville to help them understand what God desires for them and their house church. God used us to bear their burdens by doing a lot of listening, asking questions, and seeking to understand their needs as couples and families who are on mission together. Danelle and I met with numerous couples for hours to hear their hearts and needs. They are all faithful followers of Jesus who want to please Him and be effective in their communities. Thank you for praying!
Good News Going Out In Atlanta
Here are some people who have heard the gospel in the past few weeks through our church. Kevin - a landscaper. Fallon – a haircutter. Ken - a barista. Finally, some of our family members have heard how to know Christ recently. Pray for the seed (God’s truth) to bear fruit (change lives)! One of these folks recently asked Jesus Christ to be their Lord and Savior! Praise Him! You bear their burden by praying!
1. Gainesville Pray for the Spirit of God to use His word to guide the church & give them confidence to bear one another’s burdens. Pray for openness to taking steps of faith in God and trying new things.
2. Clemson Outreach Danelle & I will be helping students at the LINC summer training June 3-6. Pray we would bear other’s burdens by teaching and modeling compassion for unbelievers & a heart for Christ.
3. Unbelievers Pray for the unbelievers we mentioned above to come to Christ.
Steve & Danelle