Prepared by William Earnhardt for Sabbath School class on July 31, 2021.
Main theme for this week’s lesson: The yoke Jesus gives us is not a burden. It’s a support system. It’s His grace.
Read Together Matthew 11:28-30. Discuss the main idea of this passage.
Study: what type of rest does Jesus give us? How might the preceding verses help us understand?
Apply: How do we take Jesus’ yoke? How does that make our burden light? See God Will Definitely Give you More Than you can Handle.
Share: Share a time God gave you rest from a trial or temptation.
Study: What does it mean to be meek? What is the yoke of bondage Christ frees us from?
Apply: How do we stay meek and have rest and peace in a doge eat dog world?
Share: Tell about a meek person you know. How do they show meekness while having a confident rest and peace?
Read Together Exodus 18:13-22. Discuss the theme of this passage.
Study: What does bearing another person’s burden look like in this story?
Apply: How do you keep from being over-worked and over burdened? Should we send ourselves on a guilt trip for not doing a job in the church someone else could have just of easily done?
Share: Do you know of someone at work, home or church who is being burned out like Moses? How can you help them this week? Or if you are burned out how can you delegate some of your responsibilities?
Read Together Galatians 6:2 and identify the main idea of this passage.
Study: How does bearing each others burdens help us fulfill the law of Christ?
Apply: How does bearing someone else’ burden help you bear your own? An old story is told about a man who was caught in a snow bank in a blizzard. He was freezing and about to give up an die when he heard another man moaning in the storm. The first man found the strength to rescue the other man and ended up saving himself in the process. Do you believe this story to be true? Why or why not?
Share: Are there any burdens or responsibilities that someone can help you with, even a shut in or a child? How could you actually be helping them by letting them help you? Would it even be worth adjusting our expectations in order to help them by letting them help us?
But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. James 1:22 NLT