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  • MEEKNESS IS NOT WEAKNESS HEBREWS 2:6-18
  • SEVEN POINTS TO CONSIDER
    • MEEKNESS—GETTING OFF YOUR HIGH HORSE, WHILE SUBJECTING YOURSELF TO GOD’S PLAYING FIELD.
    • (HEBREWS 2:6, 7 ).
    • GOD NEEDS SERVANTS—NOT SUPERSTARS
    • LUKE 22: 25, 26 & TITUS 2:14
  • MEEKNESS IS TO HAVE COMPASSION…
    • MEEKNESS—TO HAVE COMPASSION—IT’S NOT TO EXHIBIT FASHION.
    • MEEKNESS—IS ABOUT CARRYING OUR CROSS—IT’S NOT US WEARING A CRUCIFIX.
    • MEEKNESS—IS LIVING A HOLY LIFE—IT’S NOT ABOUT IMMITATING HOLLYWOOD.
    • MEEKNESS—IS ABOUT HAVING SUBSTANCE—NOT CHASING THE LATEST STYLES.
    • MEEKNESS—ABOUT SERVING OTHERS—IT’S NOT WAITING FOR OTHERS TO SERVE US!
    • MEEKNESS—IS THANKING GOD FOR THE TRIALS WE HAVE….AND FOR THE TRIALS WE DON’T HAVE.
  • WHY?
    • HEBREWS 2:9
    • But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
  • 2. MEEKNESS IS PAINFULNESS: IT’S CRUCIFYING “ KING SELF ”
    • JESUS DID NOT SIMPLY DIE ON THE CROSS. HE DIED A CROSS-KIND-OF-DEATH (HEBREWS 2:10 & JOHN 13:16).
    • IT WAS NOT FITTING THAT HE SHOULD DIE OUR DEATH—BUT HE ACCEPTED TO BE CRUCIFIED, ANYHOW.
    • IT WAS NOT FITTING THAT HE SHOULD DIE OUR DEATH—BUT HE SUBJECTED HIMSELF TO BE MADE LOWER THAN THE ANGELS, ANYHOW.
    • JESUS GAVE UP WHAT HE HAD TO GAIN AND HELD UNTO WHAT WE HAD TO LOSE, ANYHOW.
  • WHO CONTROLS OUR SLEEPING GIANT?
    • SELF LAYS DORMANT—BUT IT’S NEVER DEAD.
    • SOMEONE RUBS US THE WRONG WAY, AND OUR SLEEPING GIANT RAISES UGLY HEAD ONCE AGAIN.
    • SELF IS MANKIND’S ACHILLES’ HEEL!
    • HAVEN’T WE ALL BEEN THERE?
  • 3. MEEKNESS RECOGNIZES ITS WEAKNESS—FACING TRIALS
    • WHY DOES THE MAJORITY OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE SEEMED TO BE MORE INCLINED TO WORLDLY THINGS, THAN THEY WOULD TO HEAVENLY THINGS?
    • JOHN 16:33
    • These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
  • MEEKNESS IS LIKE A KETTLE– WHISTLING ITS HIGHEST NOTE AT BOILING POINT!
    • THE ISRAELITES WENT THROUGH THE RED SEA.
    • CHRISTIANS MUST GO THROUGH TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS.
    • N:B: PSALMS CHAPTERS 73-75 MAKES US WONDER…IS IT WORTH IT?
    • WHY IS THE WICKED PROSPERING—WHILST CHRISTIANS ARE SUFFERING?
  • LET’S RECAP…
    • WE MUST GET OFF OUR HIGH HORSE.
    • GOD IS LOOKING FOR SERVANTS NOT SUPERTARS.
    • IS IT HAPPENSTANCE OR HAVOCK? INSTEAD OF HAPPINESS—ITS PAIN AND SUFFERING (ACTS 14:22).
    • GOD WANTS US IN THE CRUCIBLE!
  • 4. MEEKNESS IS BEHOLDING CHRIST—NOT THE CONFERENCE! JOHN 19:26, 27 & HEBREWS 12:2
    • HEBREWS 2:10
    • CAPTAIN=LEADER=ORIGINATOR=JESUS
    • JESUS BECOMES OUR LEADER THROUGH SUFFERING.
    • REVELATION 4:10, 11
    • The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,…
    • Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
  • 5. MEEKNESS DESTROYS THE DEVILS DEVICES
    • HEBREWS 2:14
    • THE OPPOSITE OF THAT STATEMENT IS ALSO TRUE!
    • OUR WEAKNESSES KEEP THE DEVILS DEVICES ALIVE!
    • ARE WE HAVING A HARD TIME TURNING OUR TROUBLES INTO TRIUMPHS?
    • ARE WE TIPPING GOD WHERE WE SHOULD BE TITHING HIM?
    • JOB 1:6 & ZECHARIAH 3:1
  • 6. MEEKNESS TURNS HURDLES INTO HOPE—THERE’S HOPE BEYOND THE HEARSE
    • HEBREWS 2:18 & 2 CORINTHIANS 12:10
    • PAUL USED HIS MEEKNESS TO TURN OBSTACLES INTO OPPORTUNITIES (ACTS 13).
    • ARE WE STRUGGLING WITH OUR DELILAHS?
    • DOES OUR LIFE HAVE ANY ZIP?
    • HEBREWS 2:15, 17
  • 7. MEEKNESS IS FORGIVING & FORGETTING PAST/PRESENT SIN
    • YESTERDAY IS HISTORY—TOMORROW IS A MYSTERY—TODAY IS A GIFT—THAT’S WHY IT’S CALLED THE PRESENT !
    • 1 SAMUEL 15:23 [WITCHCRAFT=SPELL]
    • MATTHEW 6:14, 15 & HEBREWS 2:17
    • FORGIVENESS IS LIKE TRAMPLING UPON A SCENTED FLOWER, WHICH AS A RESULT, CAUSING IT TO RELEASE ITS SWEET PERFUME.
  • HE WAS MEEK—BUT HE WAS NOT WEAK!
    • THEY STRIPPED JESUS
    • THEY PLATTED A CROWN OF THORNS UPON HIS HEAD
    • THEY SPAT IN HIS FACE
    • THEY SMOTE HIM ON THE HEAD
    • THEY MOCKED HIM
    • AND FINALLY—THEY CRUCIFIED HIM