“He’s not heavy; he’s my brother.” That slogan became a song and even a motto for community organizations. Has caring for someone else in your life been difficult? Today’s message will encourage you to care even when it can feel like a heavy load, because Jesus is carrying you.

Notes And Next Steps

Galatians 6:1-3 + Part 2 of the series “Better Together"

Perhaps the purpose of him being spared was to be there at the right time and place to help Jennifer.

You’re not alive and breathing on this planet to just take up space and consume natural resources? Neither did God put you in this place and time to merely survive—to make it while grabbing as much gusto as you can get.

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2)

True or False—Jesus was disadvantaged when he came to live on this earth.

Jesus … did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place. (Philippians 2:6-9)

… you who live by the Spirit … (Galatians 6:1)


    1. Our burdens differ in size and shape and God’s providential ordering of our lives. What burdens do you carry?
      A. Physical pain, poor health, sickness or disability
      B. Financial hardship, debt, overspending, lack of planning
      C. Losses and lack of normalcy during COVID
      D. Marriage tension or distance
      E. School confusion, separation from friends, home too much
      F. Job stress, job loss, job fit, career uncertainty
      G. Family concerns, kids’ school, caring for parents, parents caring
      H. Spiritual habits lacking, temptation, guilt, at odds with God
      I. Mental or emotional imbalance, anger, anxiety, addiction
      J. Friends or neighbors too far (isolation) or too close (demanding)
      K. Unresolved trouble, hopelessness, too many mistakes
      L. I don’t have any burdens
    2. Agree or Disagree — I don’t need others, because I can cast my cares on God.
    3. Can LifeGroups help CrossLife be a church that carries each other’s burdens? Does God’s purpose for us include these?
    4. What, exactly, is our obligation to God’s law? How do we reconcile Galatians 3:10,11 and Galatians 5:18 with Galatians 6:2?