Messy Christianity…Amazing Love Inspires a Committed Community

Gal. 6:1-5                                                                 Pastor Todd Harker

August 20, 2017

Scripture Emphasis:

Gal 6:2 “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”

When I was young, my parents took me to visit Boys Town in Omaha, NE.  It is a safe place for orphaned boys and directed by Father Flanagan. Its purpose is to assist boys with life skills while providing a family environment.  The motto of Boys Town is, “He ain’t heavy, Father, he’s my brother.”  I wonder what testimony the church would have if we practiced this biblical principle?

What does it mean to be an Inspired Committed Community?

1) Understand there is a certain _______________ within Christianity

  • I live my life for ______________ – Gal. 6:5; Matt. 25:14-30
  • I live my life with ______________ – Gal. 6:2; “one-anothers”

2) Understand there is a _________________ of Crisis

  • One is going ________________ a crisis
  • One is coming _______________ a crisis
  • Another is about to ______________ a crisis

3) Understand there is a _____________ to come alongside – Gal. 6:2; 5

  • We are commanded to bear ____________ not carry _________
  • Burdens are too ________________ for one person
  • Loads are the daily ________________ of the soldiers

4) Understand there are _______________________ to be blessed

  • For the burdened – someone ___________ my need
  • For the burdened – someone ___________ about my need
  • For the burdened – someone ___________ with my need

5) Understand there are ___________________ for being blessed

  • Be __________ to receiving a blessing
  • Be _______________ not embarrassed when receiving a blessing
  • Be _________________ when receiving a blessing