Teacher: Pastor Chet Lowe

Scriptures: Matthew 5, John 13, Titus 3, Psalm 37

  • Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth
    • Meekness is something that Jesus had to teach His disciples (Matthew 11:28-29, Luke 9:55-56)
      • This is not something natural to them or to us (Luke 9:54)
  • Meekness is not weakness (Matthew 26:53)
    • It is power and patient forbearance under the control of the Holy Spirit
  • Meekness is described by
    • Jesus’ actions in John 13:1-5
      • Spirit-Filled Love
      • Confident Contentment
      • Purposed Lowliness
    • Paul in Titus 3:1-7
      • Reverence
      • Obedience
      • Preparation
      • Kindness
      • Gentleness
      • Christ-like character and behavior
    • Peter in 1 Peter 3:4
      • Gentle and quiet spirit in response to unbelieving husbands
    • The centurion in Matthew 8
      • Great faith and humility in the face of fear
  • Meekness has a blessing
    • For today in the form of freedom from bitterness, discontentment and conflict
    • For tomorrow in the form of an inheritance (Psalm 37:11, Revelation 5:10, Revelation 21:7)
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