Meekness

Outline

 

1. The Spirit of Meekness

2. Meekness Under Trial

3. Cultivation of This Grace

4. A Fruit of the Spirit

5. Serving in Meekness

6. Moses the Man of Meekness

7. The Fruits of Meekness

8. Christ the Great Exemplar

 

1. The Spirit of Meekness

 

Galatians 6:1 Dear brothers and sisters, if another believer is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself.

 

Ephesians 4:1-2 Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. 2 Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.

 

Colossians 3:12 Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

 

Titus 3:2 They must not slander anyone and must avoid quarreling. Instead, they should be gentle and show true humility to everyone.

 

2. Meekness Under Trial

 

Job 1:21 He said, “I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I will be naked when I leave. The Lord gave me what I had, and the Lord has taken it away. Praise the name of the Lord!”

 

Psalms 39:9 I am silent before you; I won’t say a word, for my punishment is from you.

 

3. Cultivation of This Grace

 

1 Timothy 6:11 But you, Timothy, are a man of God; so run from all these evil things. Pursue righteousness and a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness.

 

4. A Fruit of the Spirit

 

Galatians 5:22-26 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!  24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. 25 Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives. 26 Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another.

 

 

5. Serving in Meekness

 

2 Timothy 2:24-25 A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people. 25Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those people’s hearts, and they will learn the truth.

 

6. Moses the Man of Meekness

 

Numbers 12:3 (Now Moses was very humble—more humble than any other person on earth.)

 

7. The Fruits of Meekness

 

Psalms 25:9 He leads the humble in doing right, teaching them his way.

 

Psalms 149:4 For the Lord delights in his people; he crowns the humble with victory.

 

Isaiah 29:19 The humble will be filled with fresh joy from the Lord. The poor will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

 

Matthew 5:5 God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth.

 

8. Christ the Great Exemplar

 

Isaiah 53:7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

Outline is from the Dixon Analytical Bible

Scripture is from the New Living Bible courtesy of www.biblegateway.com

Arranged and modified by HKM 04/08/2011