“Tough Minded and Tender Hearted”

Meekness is often a scary word in our culture, connoting ideas of weakness and passiveness. In Matthew 5:5, Jesus states, “blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the world.” Jesus challenges our modern day associations with the word meek and calls us to understand that his definition of meekness is a gentle, humble, God-centered strength. The meek person chooses to respond with self-control. They use their power to say “no” to their ego and selfish ambition and “yes” to gentleness and humility.

HOMEWORK

Practice the spiritual disciple of “slowing”. John Ortberg defines this practice as “cultivating patience by deliberately choosing to place ourselves in positions where we simply have to wait.”

Read Psalm 37

Song Recommendation:

“Winter Snow” by Audrey Assad

Verses:

Psalm 25:9-10

Primary text: Matthew 5:3-10
Other texts in this message: James 3:13,17, Psalm 25:9-10, Psalm 37:7-11, Matthew 11:28, 1 Peter 2:23, Luke 23:34

WORSHIP SONG LIST

There is Power Lincoln Brewster and Mia Fields

Jesus Chri Tomlin and Ed Cash

There's Something About That Name William and Gloria Gaither

What a Beautiful Name Ben Fielding and Brooke Ligertwood

SEARCHABLE  CONTENT

Tara Ross, The Good Life, James 3:13,17, Psalm 25:9-10, Psalm 37:7-11, Matthew 11:28, 1 Peter 2:23, Luke 23:34,  Matthew 5:3-10, Tough Minded and Tender Hearted, Blessed are those who don’t throw their weight around

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