The Portrait of Gentleness: Jesus, The Gentle King

Welcome back to our Fruit of Spirit Series. Today, we are finishing up discussing Gentleness. Come back tomorrow as we start to learn more about Self-Control.

Galatians 5:22-23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

The Portrait of Gentleness: Jesus, The Gentle King

Matthew 21:1-11 (NIV)
Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, tell him that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.” 4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: 
5 “Say to the Daughter of Zion, ‘See, your king comes to you, 
gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.'” 
6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt, placed their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them. 8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, 
”Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest!” 10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” 
11 The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

The Source of Gentleness

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Galatians 5:22-23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

The Source of Gentleness

Matthew 11:29 (NIV)
29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

The Blessings of Gentleness

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Galatians 5:22-23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

The Blessings of Gentleness

Matthew 5:5 (NIV)
5 Blessed are the meek, 
for they will inherit the earth.

Psalms 37:11 (NIV)
11 But the meek will inherit the land 
and enjoy great peace.

The Testimony of Gentleness

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Galatians 5:22-23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

The Testimony of Gentleness

1 Peter 3:15-16 (NIV)
15 But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, 16 keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.

The Clothing of Gentleness

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Galatians 5:22-23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

The Clothing of Gentleness

Colossians 3:12 (NIV)
12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

1 Timothy 3:2-3 (NIV)
2 Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.

2 Timothy 2:24-25 (NIV)
24 And the Lord’s servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. 25 Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth

The Voice of Gentleness

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Galatians 5:22-23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

The Voice of Gentleness

Proverbs 15:1 (NIV)
1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, 
but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Proverbs 25:15 (NIV)
15 Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone.

The Power of Gentleness

Welcome back to our Fruit of Spirit Series.

Galatians 5:22-23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

The Power of Gentleness

1 Corinthians 4:20-21 (NIV)
20 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power. 21 What do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a whip, or in love and with a gentle spirit?

1 Kings 19:12 (NIV)
And after the fire came a gentle whisper.
God was speaking to Elijah in a gentle voice and asking, what are you doing here Elijah, I want you to go back and finish my work. Stop running away, I will take care of you.

Gentleness

Welcome back to our Fruit of Spirit Series. Today are going to start discussing “Gentleness”.

Galatians 5:22-23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Webster’s New World Dictionary defines

Gentleness – generous, kind, tame, not harsh or rough.

The Evidence of Gentleness

Philippians 4:5 (NIV)
5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.

1 Thessalonians 2:6-7 (NIV)
As apostles of Christ we could have been a burden to you, 7 but we were gentle among you, like a mother caring for her little children.