Communique Issued At The End of The Bishops And Wives Retreat At Bariga LagosJanuary 18, 2023
- NGOZI ADIGHIBE
- April 26, 2020
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|Easter Sunday 2020||April 26, 2020|
|THEME:||IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST|
|SUB-THEME:||The Humanity of Christ (9)|
|TOPIC:||Human Nature (5): Compassionate|
34 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.
AIM:To teach us the compassion ate nature of Christ and its implications for Christians.
The word compassion is defined as “being sympathetic, having pity and concern for the suffering or misfortunes of others.” The Scripture shows us in many places how compassionate Christ is. At the sight of the multitude that had followed Him in the course of His earthly ministry, He was always desirous to meet both the physical and spiritual needs of the helpless and hopeless people.
- From the following passages, discuss the compassionate nature of Christ: Matt 9:35-38;Mark6:34;Luke9:11-17
- What comfort should or can we draw from the compassion of Christ, in the midst of our lives challenges?4:15;1Pet.5:7
- What does the parable of the Good Samaritan teach us about compassion as believers?Luke10:25-37
- Discuss the ways we can practice compassion today as believers in Christ
Our Lord is indeed a compassionate God. While on earth, He did not take care of only the spiritual needs of people around Him, but their physical needs as well. Let us learn to follow His example.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Being born again is not only measured by manifestation of spiritual gifts.
MEMORY VERSE: Heb4:15“For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin”.