by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: James 4:1-10   I.         One aspect of the fruit of the Spirit is meekness – Galatians 5:22-23             A.        Few view meekness as a desirable trait                         1.         Instead, people take assertiveness training                         2.         We are conditioned to be aggressive, to watch out for our own interests.             B.        Rudeness is in, consideration for others seems to be…

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Question: I came across your teaching with “The Meekness of Moses” tonight by a Google search: “Moses meekest man.” I am beginning a study on chutzpah and faith for my career in business, specifically sales. I Googled the search term because if chutzpah is a part of biblical faith then my understanding of meekness and…

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Text: Philippians 2:1-11   I.         When learning another language, it helps to start with the most common words first, the ones most likely to come up in a conversation.             A.        So what is the most common word spoken in English?                         1.         One study in 1992 by Godfrey of switchboard conversations found the word “I” to appear the most…

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I.         It is that time of year again when the school bells begin to ring             A.        By the time a student graduates from high school, he will have invested about 15,120 hours in understanding a wide variety of subjects, which are considered necessary for success in this world.             B.        Many go on to college where they will spend…

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Question: The Bible says that Moses was the meekest man on earth. Can we really believe that to be true considering all the things he did, such as the angry outbursts which eventually cost him the promised land and the grinding of the burnt golden calf? Answer: The difficulty you are running into is in…

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Text: Numbers 12:1-15   I.         If a little boy came up to and announced, “When I grow up, I want to be the meekest man on earth!” What would you think?             A.        Oh, intellectually we know that meekness is a good thing. It is one of the fruit of the Spirit – Galatians 5:22-23             B.        But most of…

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