September 30, 2018 AM
Dr. Michael Catt - 1868
#7 in series
How Believers Act In A Nasty World
In the last message, we talked about what it means to be faithful. We learned that our faithfulness is rooted in the faithfulness of God. As Christ followers, we need to show up and serve faithfully. We need to be eager to gather in worship, Bible study, and service as we reflect God’s faithfulness to a watching world.
For further study, this series is available on the Sherwood app or online at sherwoodbaptist.net/sermons.
I. GENTLENESS BEGINS WITH SURRENDER
“It is an inwrought grace of the soul, and the expression of it is first and chiefly toward God. It is the temper and spirit in which we accept His dealings with us as good, and therefore without disputing or resisting.” – Archbishop Trench
A) We see it in God the Father.
B) We see it in God the Son.
“Take My yoke and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart.” – Matthew 11:29
C) We should see it in the saints
“Jesus proved that a person could be in the will of God, be greatly loved by God, and s ll suffer unjustly.” – Warren Wiersbe
II. GENTLENESS IS REVEALED IN CRISIS MOMENTS
How do you respond to situations beyond your control?
How we respond to FEAR:
How we respond to SIN:
“The correct attitude to other people is not ‘I'm better than you and I'll prove it,’ or ‘You're better than I and I resent it,’ but ‘You are a person of importance in your own right (because God made you in his own image and Christ died for you), and it is my joy and privilege to serve you.’” – John Stott
How we see OURSELVES:
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