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  1. Excess Baggage Text: Acts 8: 9-24

  2. Baggage • (Literally) Mgadala o sudlanansamgadala • (Figuratively), it means: a. unresolved issues b. hidden sins c. hindrances that prevent us.. 1. reaching our goals 2. doing something effectively d. hardships/trials/trouble/problems

  3. I. God gives us “baggage” also • Mat. 16: 24 says, “..take up thy cross and follow Me.” “..take up thy baggage and follow Me.” God’s “baggage” is necessary on our journey.. -the CROSS during the Early Church Period is a symbol of death and fear -now, for us, it’s a symbol of life and hope God’s baggage is a SPIRITUAL NECISSITY (video illustration: Loving God)

  4. II. Excess Baggages • Worldly “baggage” A. Simon “the magician” have excess baggage 1. Simon believed and was baptized(v. 13) “his body is present, but his mind is absent.” -Simon’s “baggage” is revealed (vv. 21- 23) 2. “baggages” prevents us to experience God’s goodness/blessings -Simon saw what the Lord had done, but he never experienced it (v.18) How about us???

  5. Baggage KATAMARON

  6. Baggage WORLDLY PRIORITY

  7. Baggage KARAKTER NA DILI MAO

  8. Baggage UTANG

  9. Baggage SUPERSTITIOUS BELIEFS

  10. III. What the Bible says about our “excess” baggage • A. Si Pedro miingon, “Busahinulsulikiningdaotanmonglarawugpag-ampongapasayloon ka saGinootungodsaimongpaghunahunasaingon.” 1. Repentance -unloading yourself of the “burdens” 2. Transformation (v.24) -not by “suppressing” or hiding our sins

  11. Jesus said…. “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11: 28 KJV)