Being A Burden Bearer

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Thank you for praying today for our prodigals and for revival among us. Rachel and I greatly appreciate your partnership in prayer.

The words of Paul to the Galatian believers have been on my mind for quite some time, “Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” (Gal.6:1-2). These words have generated a number of questions, I would like to ask:

Do you know of someone who has been overtaken by a sin, who is struggling with personal temptations, or has started down a dangerous road? The answer to this question may reveal a lot about you. At some point or another, every believer struggles with sin. It is just a matter of when. If you have never realized this, then it is possible you are living in a self-centered way, unaware of the needs around you. The last verse of chapter five says, “Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another” (Gal.5:26). The word conceit means vain or empty glory, and when we are marked by this attitude, it will hinder us from caring about a person who is in need. 

What is your initial response when you discover that someone you know has fallen? My son, Benjamin sent me a message by Timothy Keller on Galatians 6 today and it was excellent. He brought out two opposing attitudes t