by Kerry Shook

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It's My Way or the Highway (3 of 4)
Series: Mythbusters: Exploding the Myths that Steal our Happiness
Pastor Kerry Shook

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• Matt. 5:5 (NIV)

Meekness is not weakness
Meekness is strength under control

I develop meekness when I learn to release my rebellion

• Romans 13:1,2 (NIV)

I submit to authority

• For my safety
• For my success
• For my significance

• Matt. 8:8,9 (NIV)


… myths to the test using our Fellowship of The Woodlands crash dummies which we are starting to run out of by the way. This week we put an ancient legend to the test. Just watch.


That was pathetic. As least we get our crash dummy back next week, but we may not get our music pastor back after that. I want you to give a warm Fellowship of The Woodlands welcome to our international television audience right now. We are in a series that I'm calling Mythbusters as we are taking a look at the greatest mythbusting message of all time, Jesus' Sermon on the Mount where He gives us the steps to real happiness by exploding the myths that make us miserable. The myth that we are looking at this week is the slogan that a lot of people live their lives by today. It's My Way or the Highway. Let's face it, folks, most people today have a real problem with authority. People say I want to do what I want when I want and how I want. I don't want to listen to anyone. In reality we all have authority issues even though most of us wouldn't express it by saying it's my way or the highway. Let's be real honest today. We all struggle with wanting our own way. But Jesus in the third Beatitude says the problem with this philosophy is that it will lead you down a dead end road. So let's look at the third Beatitude, Matthew 5:5. Just read it out loud with me. "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth." Let's pray.

God, I just thank You that Your Word is so alive today and it's so relevant to our lives today. So, I pray You would help us understand this Beatitude because it's so foreign to us, it's so different from what the world tells us that we need in order to be happy. I pray that it would really soak into our hearts and we would put it into our lives and speak through me, Lord. In Jesus' name. Amen.

When you think of the word meek what do you think of? Weak, right? When I think of the word meek I think of the word weak. When I think of someone who's meek I think of someone who is weak and soft of a wimp, who lets everyone run over them, kind of like a door mat. When we think of the word meek we think of someone who is really weak and wimpy. The word meek has lost all of its original meaning because Meekness is not weakness. Meek is a word in the Greek. This word literally means strength under control. Meekness is strength under control.
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