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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,...

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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,...

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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)....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Secret to Entering Rest (Part 4)

I am convinced we must discover afresh the wonderful person of Jesus Christ.  That on-going discovery is the key to revival, evangelism, church planting, discipleship, and maturity in the church.  The beauty of Jesus Christ blinds us, as it did Saul of...

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Secret to Entering Rest (Part 3)

Come to me. I believe the Lord is whispering this little phrase to His church.  He burns for deep friendship with His people, a relationship that defines life itself for everyone who calls himself a Christian.  Paul said that his very identity revolved...

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Secret to Entering God’s Rest (Part 2)

The first step, then, is to come. Again Chambers said, “Anything that disturbs rest in Him must be cured at once, and it is not cured by being ignored, but by coming to Jesus Christ.” This takes loving determination. He requires diligence to enter His rest....

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The Secret to Entering God’s Rest

“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matt 11:28). There’s so much treasure found in spiritual rest. So let’s dig a little deeper.  The secret to God’s miraculous rest is found in one simple phrase. Come to Me. Jesus...

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The Value of Divine Rest (Part 3)

So when facing a problem or attack, God’s strategy is not always to start rebuking the devil.  Sometimes it’s not even His will to start praying about the immediate problem.  Often the best thing to do is worship until we get a fresh vision of God...

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The Value of Divine Rest (Part 2)

Rest comes when we give our burdens to God in prayer.  After He lifts heavy concerns from our hearts, He replaces them with His supernatural peace. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your...

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