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Growing in Gentleness

  1. When you think of a gentle person who comes to your mind? Why?
 
  1. How would you define gentleness? Is a gentle person a weak person?
 
  1. Jesus speaks of himself as a gentle person and invites us to learn from Him (Matthew 11:28-29). Where do you see Jesus being gentle?
 
  1. Read Proverbs 15:1; 25:15; 1 Thessalonians 2:7-8. What effect does gentleness have on people?
 
  1. Read Ephesians 4:2; Colossians 3:12; 1 Peter 3:15. In what situations and circumstances are Christ followers called to practice gentleness? Why is it important?
 
  1. Gentleness is the fruit of God’s Spirit working in us (Galatians 3:22-23). Give an example of how gentleness is growing in you. Or are there situations where gentleness needs to grow in you? Explain.
 
  1. What do you sense Jesus is telling you?
 
  1. What are you going to do about it?