TOPIC: Human Nature -2: Tiredness

5th Sunday in Lent
March 29, 2020

THEME: IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST

SUB-THEME:           The Humanity of Christ (5)

TEXTS:                      Mark 6:30-32; John 4:1-8

 

AIMS

  1. to show that in His incarnation, Jesus experienced tiredness; and
  2. that there is a time to work and a time to rest

 

INTRODUCTION: Tiredness is something every human tends to experience no matter how physically strong one might be. Our Lord Jesus got tired at some point in the course of His moving from one place to another, preaching the gospel. Jesus was conscious of His human nature and thus never overworked Himself as He sometimes took time off to rest. Our study today will help us appreciate this vital aspect of His human nature.

 

STUDY GUIDE/QUESTIONS:

  1. What is tiredness? Discuss the factors that can predispose us to tiredness. 2 Sam 17:29
  2. From our key texts, discuss the evidence that Christ was tired at some points in His earthly life and Ministry.
  3. What can we learn from Jesus’ command to His disciples in Mark 6:31?
  4. Discuss ways in which you can assist your local Pastor to have a relaxed mind and a healthy body so as to have a robust ministry.

 

CONCLUSION: The body is simply made up of flesh and blood, bone and tissues. When these are not properly serviced – just like the parts of a car, they will pack up. As a minister, learn to create a time of rest for yourself and as a parishioner, consider ways you can assist your minister to relax.

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHTWhoever fails to rest will be laid to rest!

 

MEMORY VERSE: Mark 6:31And He said to them, "Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while." For there were many coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat”.