Jesus’ Sleep, Tiredness, and Tears
Matthew 5:1–2; 8:23–26; Mark 4:35–39; Luke 6:17; 8:22–24; John 4:6; 11:35
He teaches, now on a mountain; now He discourses on a plain; now He passes over into a ship; now He rebukes the surges. And perhaps He goes to sleep, in order that He may bless sleep also; perhaps He is tired that He may hallow weariness also; perhaps He weeps that He may make tears blessed.
GREGORY OF NAZIANZUS
Ritzema, E. (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Early Church. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
Work, but Depend On God
Psalm 145:15–16; Proverbs 12:24; Matthew 6:25–34; Mark 6:8–9; Colossians 3:23–24
Labor as if everything depended upon your labor. Put no trust in your labor, but let all your dependence be upon God the Holy Ghost.
Ritzema, E., & Vince, E. (Eds.). (2013). 300 quotations for preachers from the Modern church. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.