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Blessed Are The Meek, For They Shall Inherit The Earth

Everton Park - 15th May 2016 am

Marks of a True Christian
#3 - "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth"

Matthew 5:1-16; 11:25-30
Psalm 37

  1. What is meekness?
  • Not a natural meekness
  • Spiritual - a gift of God
  1. Characteristics of Spiritual Meekness
  • The meek person accepts God's judgment of him - Ps 73:22
  • The meek person accepts and submits to God's dealings with him with a quiet spirit - 1 Sam 3:18
  • The meek person commits his case to Gid and leaves it to Him to defend him when he is slandered - Num 12:3, 2 Sam 16:11-12
  • A meek person is willing to be taught by the word of God - James 1:21, Ps 25:4
  1. The meekness of Christ
  • Matt 11:29
  • Is 53:7
  • Heb 5:7-8
  • Luke 22:43
  • Phil 2:5-8
  1. How do the meek inherit the earth?
  • By having peace with God - Ps 37:11, Is 26:3
  • By coming to Christ in faith - Matt 11:28, Phil 3:7-8
  • By following Christ and trusting in Him - Matt 11:29-30
  1. Conclusion
    "Seek the Lord, all you meek of the earth" - Zeph 2:3
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May 15, 2016
Sunday - AM
Matthew 5:1-16; Psalm 37
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