In This Series
- Love and Joy
- The Holy Spirit
Fruit Of The Spirit (9)
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Take Away / Application
Gentleness—or meekness—is power under control.
Don’t be afraid to add to this list, skip questions that don’t work for your group or branch off with additional questions as the discussion unfolds. Conversation is key! This is the time to work through the application of scripture and have group members figure things out together.
- Before this message, how would you have defined meekness? How does that compare to what you learned from the message?
- Can you think of a time when you should have acted in meekness but did not? Or a time when you did act in meekness? Share these experiences with the group.
- Read through the Beatitudes in Matthew 5:2–11. How does meekness fit in with the other characteristics that Jesus lists of those who He assigns as being “blessed?”
- In what area of your life do you need the most help with having power under control? (Parenting, marriage, tongue, as an employee, in response to a particular person, etc.)
Meekness In Our Lives (Meekness doesn’t affect so much what you do, but how you do it.)
- Read 1 Peter 3:15–16. What does defending your faith in meekness look like? Discuss the difference between arguing vs. being argumentative. Discuss the difference between disagreeing vs. being disagreeable.
- Do you have any fears or apprehension when it comes to giving a defense for your faith in Jesus? Share.
- Read Galatians 6:1–2. What does helping a fellow Christian in meekness look like? Has there been a time when someone has gently and truthfully helped you through a difficult time? Share.
- Read James 1:21–22. Discuss these verses together? When it comes to Scripture, what does receiving, embracing and have a teachable spirit look like? Is there any Scripture you’re having a hard time embracing or receiving?