“Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. . .  For every man shall bear his own burden.” Galatians 6:2,5

This is one of the most commonly cited Bible “contradictions,” the apostle Paul commanding us, almost in the same breath, to bear other people’s burdens and yet to bear our own burdens. There is, however, no real contradiction, and both commands are equally valid and important.

The problem is partly one of translation. There are two Greek words used here, baros and phortion, respectively. The first means “heavy load,” the second “responsibility.”

When a Christian friend has been stricken with a great burden—whether sickness, financial need, death of a loved one, or even a grievous sin in his life that he has been unable to overcome by his own strength (see verse 1)—he needs desperately the love and support of his Christian brethren. The Scripture assures us that when we help relieve this burden, we “fulfil the law of Christ.” The previous chapter also notes this: “For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself” Galatians 5:14.

At the same time, the privilege of having Christian friends who will share and help with an otherwise unbearable load does not at all absolve us from the responsibility of doing our own part in carrying out our God-given responsibilities. There is no place in the Christian warfare for Christian beggars or Christian cry-babies. “Study to be quiet, and to do your own business. . . That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without” 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12.

The preceding verse Galatians 6:4 had urged that “every man prove his own work.” Since God has both created and redeemed us, we can be sure He is concerned about us and will not allow trials, or place upon us duties, that are greater than we can bear 1 Corinthians 10:13

-Dr. Henry M. Morris

The Lord's Day Services

Sunday, October 7, 2018

10:00 a.m. Sunday school classes for all ages.

11:00 a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders

6:00 p.m. Pre-service prayer time

6:30 p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders

Weekly Events

Weekly Announcements

Wednesday, October 10th

7:25 p.m. Bible study & Prayer Meeting

Thursday, October 11th

7:30 p.m. Session & Board Meeting

Friday, October 12th

9:00 a.m. Women’s Morning Bible Study

7:00 p.m. Good News Bible Club

Weekly Events
Upcoming Events

Advance Announcements

Sunday, October 14th

11:00 a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders

6:00 p.m. Pre-service Prayer Meeting

6:30 p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders

Wednesday, October 17th

7:25 p.m. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study

Friday, October 19th

7:30 p.m. Reformation Service – Fellowship & refreshments following service.

NO Good News Bible Club today

Saturday, October 20th

7:00 p.m. Reformation Service – Fellowship & refreshments following service.

Upcoming Events


Each year, we encourage all our congregation to share the bounty the Lord has blessed us with.  We ask that you bring some non-perishable food items by Sunday, October 7thso that we can donate to those who are in need in our community. Please ensure to check “Best Before” dates on food items, thank you!


Dr. John McKnight, pastor of Reformation Bible Church, will be with us for a weekend of special meetings, followed by the WCS Dedication Service on the Lord’s Day evening, October 21st. Please plan to attend all these meetings and pray for God’s presence and power in the preaching of the Word.

D.L. Moody

“Careful for nothing, prayerful for everything, thankful for anything.”

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