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  • I continued my new study of the Sermon on the Mount. I am presently through the Beatitudes of Jesus in Matthew 5:3-12. What a challenge it is to wrestle with the demands of Jesus. My soul is being stretched and my mind is being renewed. I pray the congregation of SMBC is being blessed by the study so far.

    Here is the sermon skeleton from last night’s message:

    Title: “Strength Through Meekness”

    Text: Matthew 5:5

    Series: The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7)

    Theme: The blessedness of meekness

    Point: God blesses the person who lives with confidence that God is in control.


    I. What is meekness?

    – Meekness is not weakness.

    – Meekness is power under control.

    – Meekness is self-control rooted in confidence that God is in control.

    II. What is the blessing of meekness?

    – Jesus calls the meek blessed because of their inheritance.

    – Jesus promises that the meek will inherit the earth.

    * This is a promise for tomorrow

    * This is a promise for today

    H.B. Charles Jr.

    Pastor-Teacher at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville and Orange Park, Florida.