#269 – THE MEEK ARE LOVING (21/1/21)
This week in our discipleship series, we are considering the third Beatitude,
“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” (Matthew 5:5)
Definition: Meekness is humility. It’s being weak in ourselves but strong in God.
Meekness will be shown in how we treat other people. If we are impatient, bitter, slanderous, hateful, unforgiving… we lack the fruit that true meekness produces. The meek deal with people like Jesus deals with them. Jesus taught,
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)
Who are invited to Jesus and what do they find as they do so?
This is about salvation and daily experience. How do you or could you put this invitation into practice each day?
To take a ‘yoke’ is to be a disciple and learn to walk like Jesus. If we learn from Jesus, what will you and I help the ‘weary and burdened’ to find?
The meek receive Jesus’ grace and then treat others as they have been treated by Him. The meek understand what it is to be ‘weary and burdened’ with sin, mourning, regret… Out of the comfort and rest that Jesus gives to them, they go into the world with kindness and love.
COMMUNITY GROUP STUDY - BLESSED ARE THE MEEK
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What are your highs and lows from last week?
Introduction - please share in your group
This week in our discipleship series, we are considering the third of the Beatitudes,
'Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth'. (Matthew 5:5)