This week's message
February 17, 2019
Many thanks to Brother Matt Gillentine
for bringing God's word to Heartland this morning.
Matt spoke on "The Strength of Meekness”
"The Strength of Meekness”
The Keys to a Blessed Life (8 Beatitudes)
Part 5

Matthew 5 (NIV)
    Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down.
His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them.
He said:
“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn,
    for they will be comforted.

Blessed are the meek,
    for they will inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    for they will be filled.

Blessed are the merciful,
    for they will be shown mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart,
    for they will see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
    for they will be called children of God.

10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

“Blessed are the meek,
    for they will inherit the earth.”

What does “meek” mean?
Google: quiet, gentle, and easily imposed on; submissive.
Cambridge dictionary: quiet and unwilling to disagree or fight or to strongly support personal ideas and opinions

Webster’s Dictionary: deficient in spirit and courage. Not violent or strong 

Weak, timid, wimpy 
What does “meek” mean?

Biblical meekness is strength
under control

But why?
1 John 2 (NLT)
 6 Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did.
Matthew 11 (NLT)
 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you,

because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
Ephesians 4 (NLT)
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.
Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other,
making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.
Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit,
binding yourselves together with peace.
For there is one body and one Spirit,
just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future.
There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all,
who is over all, in all, and living through all.

Titus 3 (NLT)
 Remind the believers to submit to the government and its officers.
They should be obedient, always ready to do what is good.

They must not slander anyone and must avoid quarreling. Instead,
they should be gentle and show true humility to everyone.
Once we, too, were foolish and disobedient.
We were misled and became slaves to many lusts and pleasures.
Our lives were full of evil and envy, and we hated each other.
But when God our Savior revealed his kindness and love,
he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.
He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit.
 He generously poured out the Spirit upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior.
Because of his grace he made us right in his sight

and gave us confidence that we will inherit eternal life.
“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.”