Heavy Burdens (6 of 8) by Jeff Schreve

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Heavy Burdens (6 of 8)
Series: A New Lease on Life
Pastor Jeff Schreve
Matthew 11:28-30

I remember way back when in high school English Class I was taught about Greek Mythology. Does anybody remember Greek Mythology? Well I remember when I was taking that class, they were teaching that stuff it was like a whole section in our year. You know you had to take Greek Mythology. It's like what is this stuff it is just a bunch made up stuff by these Greeks. What do we care about that? And you had to memorize all these names. But you know Greek Mythology really when you think about it was pretty cool. It has a lot of parallels to life. The Greeks were smart. And one of the stories in Greek Mythology is the story of a Titan named Atlas. Remember the Titans? Well Atlas was a Titan and he led a revolt against the supreme ruler of the gods named Zeus. And he led this revolt and he lost and Zeus punished him. And his punishment was to carry the weight of the world on his back. And that is Atlas. Have you ever seen the pictures of Atlas with the world on his back? There has been lots of sculptures and lots of pictures and statutes made of this guy that carries the weight of the world on his shoulders. And you know he is so much like so many in here, like so many watching on television. You're just like Atlas because you have the weight of the world on your shoulders too. The weight of your world and you are walking around so burdened so weighed down with pressures and problems and difficulties and deadlines and regrets and disappointments. You have all that on your back and you're walking around with this. It is so difficult you are so burdened. You know what happens when you carry heavy burdens like that on your back? You get worn out and you get stressed out.

We live in a world today filled with people who are worn out and stressed out. I wonder if a worn out stressed out person might be sitting in your seat today. You know lots of people are so stressed out they do ...


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