encouraging without overburdening



Luke 11:45-46

Luke 11:45 One of the experts in religious law answered him, “Teacher, when you say these things you insult us too.”
Luke 11:46 But Jesus replied, ” Tragedy is coming to you experts in religious law as well! You load people down with burdens difficult to bear, yet you yourselves refuse to touch the burdens with even one of your fingers!

encouraging without overburdening

In “Killing Cockroaches”,” Tony Morgan talks about a dilemma he has in encouraging people to be involved in ministry. On the one hand, he feels the obligation to prepare people for ministry in order that the body of Christ may be built up (Ephesians 4:12). On the other hand, he understands that Christ calls people to himself so that they can rest from their burdens (Matthew 11:28-30). He wants “more and more people to enter into a relationship with Jesus Christ” but he also wants “people to experience the freedom and joy and peace found in Christ.”

It is a dilemma worth struggling over.

LORD, help us find the proper balance where we encourage people in their Christian walk without overburdening them.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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