Monday, October 17, 2011

YDHWIT 03: You Can't Handle It All Follow Up

You Can’t Handle It All - Week 3
Objective: To admit we can’t do it all alone and to experience freedom by giving our burdens to God. 
Describe a time when you needed help but didn’t ask for it or didn’t accept it.
Why is it difficult for us to accept help from others?
Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about what happens to you. 1 Peter 5:7 (NLT)
Why is it sometimes difficult for us to ask for or accept help from God?
Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 (NIV)
What burdens are you carrying that are heavy and exhausting? 
In what practical ways can you give these burdens to God?
Read this verse:
“God blesses those who realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is given to them.”
Matthew 5:3 (NLT)
Lord I admit my need for you in every area of my life. Please help me to give my burdens completely to you and experience the freedom of leaving them in your hands.
For Further Study
Matthew 11:25-30
What sorts of activities absolutely drain the life out of you? 
Why are many Christians frazzled and burned out?
When did Jesus pray? (11:25)
How did Jesus address God? (11:25)
Why did Jesus say He was praising God? (11:25)
What did Jesus say God had entrusted or committed to Him? (11:27)
Who alone did Jesus say knew Him? (11:27)
Besides himself, who did Jesus say could know God? (11:27)
Who claimed to reveal God to the world? (11:27)
What general invitation did Christ make at this time? (11:28)
What kind of people was Jesus addressing? (11:28)
What promise did Jesus make to those who would accept His offer? (11:28) 
How did Jesus describe Himself? (11:29)
How is walking with Christ described? (11:30)

In what ways do you feel weary and burdened right now?
What aspects of the Christian life do you find especially taxing or burdensome? 
What is it like to experience the promised "rest" of Christ?
How would you describe your walk with Christ right now?
What are two specific ways you can work with Christ tomorrow instead of going in your own direction?
Besides praying, what are some ways you can get to know your Father in heaven more intimately this week?
What burdens will you entrust to Christ today?


1 comment:

kristenmurphy2 said...

Thanks Graham for this series, and this sermon in particular. This is something that I constantly struggle with and this was well timed because I have been feeling overwhelmed for some time now. I always feel like I am running through every part of my life, from one thing to the next, all I do is run. I have a long way to go, but I am going to try and work toward walking freely and lightly, knowing that I can't do it all and I don't need to.

Thanks - KM