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Matthew 5:1-12 The 3 rd Beatitude. Man to God Relationship 1-4 Remove sin – peace with God Man to Man Relationship 5-8 Live peaceably with others.

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1 Matthew 5:1-12 The 3 rd Beatitude

2 Man to God Relationship 1-4 Remove sin – peace with God Man to Man Relationship 5-8 Live peaceably with others

3  Poor – to be without  Without pride and arrogance  Humble = teachable Blessed are the Poor in Spirit The 1 st Beatitude

4  Mourns - to grieve, to be in sorrow  Sorry for our sins  Repentance Blessed are they that Mourn The 2 nd Beatitude

5 “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.” The 3 rd Beatitude

6 Meek Does not mean:  Weakness, timid  Indifference  Inferiority complex  Coward  False humility

7 Meek Break a young horse He will be Obedient

8  Power under control  Willing to submit to God  Demands great inner strength  Person under control, yet allowing God to control Meekness is:

9 Moses - Num. 12:3 “Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.” Meekness

10 David - Ps. 37:11 “but the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in abundance of peace.” Meekness

11 Jesus - Matt. 11:28-30 “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light” Meekness Is Christ-likeness

12 Self-seeking but is self-giving Self-willed but is God-willed Cowardice but is Courage Weakness but is Strength Meekness is not…

13  Gentle not harsh - Jn. 8 Christ showed Meekness

14  Gentle not harsh - Jn. 8  Leader not spineless - Jn. 2  Suffered wrong but did no wrong Christ showed Meekness

15  Gentle not harsh - Jn. 8  Leader not spineless - Jn. 2  Suffered wrong but did no wrong  Forgiving not vengeful – Lk. 23:34 Christ showed Meekness

16  Gentle not harsh - Jn. 8  Leader not spineless - Jn. 2  Suffered wrong but did no wrong  Forgiving not vengeful – Lk. 23:34  Matt. 26:39 Yielded to Father’s will “not as I will, but as thou wilt” Christ showed Meekness

17  God commands us to be meek  Jas. 1:19 “slow to wrath”  We can develop it in our lives when we submit to His will

18 “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.” The Third Beatitude

19 “Shall inherit the earth” Spiritual Meaning = Get more out of life on earth “A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of many wicked.” Ps. 37:16

20  Person of meekness is happier  Abundant life here and…  In the world to come eternal life.  Meekness is the secret of possessing everything

21 “Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.” 1 Tim. 6:6-8

22 “The meek man is not a human mouse afflicted with a sense of his own inferiority. Rather he may be in his moral life as bold as a lion, and as strong as Samson; but he has stopped being fooled about himself. He has accepted God's estimate of his own life. He knows he is as weak and helpless as God declared him to be, but he knows at the same time that he is in the sight of God more important than angels. In himself, nothing; in God, everything. That is his motto." - A.W. Tozer

23 Matthew 5:1-12 The 1 st Beatitude The 2 nd Beatitude The 3 rd Beatitude

24 Specific - Poor in Spirit – without Results - Kingdom of Heaven Principle - Humility - teachable Application - Trust in God - Faith Blessed are the Poor in Spirit The 1 st Beatitude

25 Specific - Mourns for his sin Results - Comforted by forgiveness Principle - Godly sorrow Application - Repentance Blessed are they that Mourn The 2 nd Beatitude

26 Specific - Allows God to control Results - Inherit the earth Principle - Submission - trust Application - Confession of faith Blessed are the Meek The 3 rd Beatitude

27 “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.” The Third Beatitude

28 In Christ = SAVED Baptized (Gal.3:27) Confess (Rom.10:10) Hear (Rom.10:17) Believe (Jn.8:24) Repent (Lk.13:3)


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