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Jesus, Model of Meekness (Part 3)

Our last episode ended with the question, “So if the Model of Meekness could shift into a mode of such strong, incendiary actions and words, what then is meekness?” Now for the answer. True meekness is that condition of character that has absolutely no agenda,...

Jesus, Model of Meekness (Part 2)

In yesterday’s blog, I said that I had two reasons to believe meekness was a central, foundational character trait for Jesus. The first was Jesus’ own pervading gentleness. But second, Jesus’ meekness produced much more than a gentle demeanor.  Gentle behavior,...

Jesus, Model of Meekness

“Come to me, all those exhausted and overloaded, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke on your shoulders and learn from me, because I am meek and humble of heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my load is light” (Matt 11:28-30)....

Meekness (Part 2)

How, then, do we find such rest in a chaotic world?  We rest when we entrust our souls to God.  That means we do not belong to ourselves.  God possesses us – our bodies, families, jobs, present, and future.  Our complete inheritance is safe with...

Meekness

Divine rest produces the supremely Christlike and crucial character trait of meekness. So we continue our series on that topic… The cross is the ultimate expression of Jesus’ selfless love, the kind of love through which royalty expresses its essential...

Secret to Entering Rest (Part 5)

Paul rightly said, “Christ is all” (Col 3:11).  He is all that God is, and all that human hearts need.  For the sinner, He is Savior.  For the sick, He is the Healer.  To the thirsty, He offers living water.  To the hungry, He’s living...