"The Power To Prevail Over Your Problems"
Series on the Fruit of the Spirit, Msg. # 8
Read: Galatians 5:16-6:2; Ephesians 4:1-3; Colossians 3:12-13; 1 Timothy 6:11; 2 Timothy 2:23-26; Titus 3:1-2
Text: "The fruit of the Spirit is... meekness...." Gal. 5:23
Theme: The meekness which is PROVIDED by the Holy Spirit should be CULTIVATED and DEMONSTRATED toward all men.
Most of us have seen believers lose their temper, and demonstrate the opposite of meekness.
Perhaps we have even done it ourselves.
Christians, however, are to be meek.
2. Jesus (Matthew 11:29, 21:5; 2 Corinthians 10:1)
C. It is STRENGTH UNDER CONTROL.
(Notice next fruit - temperance, which is APPETITE under control.)
"What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you...?" 1 Corinthians 6:19
2. Meekness restores them.
2. Meekness brings unity.
QUOTE "One poll found that 38% of Southern Californians admitted having made an obscene gesture at another driver..." (From "Insight," Dec. 2, 1991
2. Meekness TAKES the abuse.
ILLUS. David/Shimei (2 Samuel 16:5f)
ILLUS. Jesus Christ "Who when He was reviled, reviled not again; when He suffered, He threatened not; but committed Himself to Him that judgeth righteously." 1 Peter 2:23
2. Meekness instructs.
Are you demonstrating the meekness that the Holy Spirit has provided for you?
It's PROVIDED, but you must DAILY and CONTINUALLY demonstrate its presence in your life.
"The fruit of the Spirit is... meekness...." Gal. 5:23