Sept. 22nd 2013-Life in the Kingdom-Happy are the meek

Isn’t meekness weakness??  Who wants that!  Would you rather be a wild stallion or a tamed and trained war horse?  In this message we unpack the true meaning and power of a life of meekness.

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Life in the Kingdom: Happy are the meek

Sept 22nd, 2013  by Kasey Crawford

Today’s Passages: Matthew 4:17-5:5, 28:19, John 4:34, 5:19



The “kingdom” is when God’s will is done on _________ as it is in ____________.

We “grab hold” of the kingdom through ___________ and ________.

The two most important questions in the life of a follower of Jesus:

What is ________ _____________ to me? (Repentance)

What am _____ going ______ about it? (Faith)

A Disciple is a “student, ___________ or _______________.”

The Sermon on the Mount is where Jesus sets forth a ___________ for a whole new way of _________ that is possible- a life lived in God’s kingdom.



“Happy are the meek for they will inherit the earth.”  Matt 5:5

The word praus, translated “meek”, was often used to describe the process of ______________ and _____________ animals.

Like a horse with a rider, biblical meekness is ____________and _____________ that has been tamed and trained for ________ effectiveness.


There are only two people the bible specifically describes as meek: Moses and _____________.

Jesus gave them this answer: “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.  John 5:19

Like the stallion that allows the rider to place the bit in his mouth so that every movement and motion is not his ________ __________ but that of the good rider, Jesus declares that he can do nothing effective for the kingdom by himself.

Jesus demonstrates that meekness is to live ________________ to the _______________ of another.

As Jesus models, meekness has to do with what you are ___________ to join in with God’s _______________ in the world.


Therefore go and make disciples of all nations…” Matthew 28:19

 Those who have submitted their wills to him get to _______________ in God’s mission to bring his kingdom throughout all nations of the earth.


Happy are the meek…

My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to complete his work. John 4:34

There is something deep within us that is _______________ when we participate in God’s work in the world.


God has a mission and he invites us to submit our gifts, passions, wills in order to be tamed, shaped, trained and directed by him; and when we do we will have the joyful privilege of being his workhorse that contributes to building his kingdom on earth.  That is our inheritance!


Living as a Disciple in the Kingdom…

What is God saying to you?


What are you going to do about it?

Kasey Crawford