July 23, 2017
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Romans 8:12-25
Genesis 28:10-19a
Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24

Strength In Meekness

from the book
Cows In Church
80 Biblically Based Children's Sermons

B. Kathleen Fannin

Object: A very large blade of grass (about an inch wide and fifteen inches long) and a branch or stick.

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"We have been talking about the Beatitudes the last few weeks. This morning, I'd like to discuss another one with you. Jesus said, 'Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.' Does anybody know what 'meek' means?" The children look thoughtful, but none offers an answer. "Is it a word you have heard?" I ask, hoping they are at least familiar with its sound, if not its meaning. The children nod affirmatively, so I continue.

" 'Meek' can mean 'gentle.' It can mean 'not very strong.' It can mean 'timid' or 'shy.' Sometimes 'meek' is used to describe a person who is easily pushed around. Meekness is generally not a quality that we in our culture tend to admire."

"I've brought a couple of things with me this morning to help us try to understand the word 'meek.' I've brought a stick and a large blade of grass. Now, of these two, which would you call 'meek?' "

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