The Fruit of the Spirit - Self Control
- Psalms 15:1 (NLT)
- Psalms 15:2 (NLT)
- Psalms 141:3 (NLT)
- Proverbs 10:18 (NLT)
- Proverbs 16:32 (NLT)
- Proverbs 25:28 (NLT)
- 1 Corinthians 9:24 (NLT)
- 1 Corinthians 9:25 (NLT)
- 1 Corinthians 9:26 (NLT)
- 1 Corinthians 9:27 (NLT)
- 2 Corinthians 10:5 (NLT)
- Galatians 5:22 (NLT)
- Galatians 5:23 (NLT)
- Ephesians 4:1 (NLT)
- Ephesians 4:25 (NLT)
- James 3:7 (NLT)
- James 3:8 (NLT)
- James 3:9 (NLT)
- James 3:10 (NLT)
- James 3:11 (NLT)
- James 3:12 (NLT)
Through: Pastor Dale Hicks
Noted by: Tiffany Yrigolla
•As a society today, we don't think too much about self control. Lack of self control is becoming acceptable and when things go wrong we pass the blame.
•self control=translated from Greek means to grip and control. We have the ability through the Holy Spirit to control and get a grip on our human lives and flesh. We are to master our desires and our love of pleasure.
•We live in a world where we are driven by pleasure.
•Scripture gives consequences for lack of self control:
-(Proverbs 25:28) If a city was to protect itself, it needed walls. No self control leaves you defenseless from invasion. You are driven by any invader in your life (drugs, alcohol, immorality, etc...)
•Scripture shows us what someone who has self control over their physical body looks like:
-(1 Corinthians 9:24-27) Someone who is living life with a purpose or a goal has self control. Someone who has brought their body into submission in alignment with that goal will reach their goal. We should be pursuing something that can not be destroyed. Our goal should be to seek God. Live a disciplined life. If you have a problem overspending, make a list and buy ONLY what's on the list. If you lust after cars, don't drive by the lot!
-We need to know the will of God so that we can be in submission to that will. If we do not, then something else is our master.
•Scripture shows us what someone who has self control over their thoughts looks like:
-(2 Corinthians 10:5)
•Scripture shows us what someone who has self control over their tongue looks like:
-(James 3:7-12) How do we do that?
-(Ephesians 4:25) We need to control our tongues by not lying. This includes "little white lies" and lies of omission. We need to tell the truth.
-(Ephesians 4:29) Do not say anything that is not used to build up or to edify or anything that tears someone down.
-(Proverbs 16:32) Do not speak in anger. Be slow to anger. Control it.
-(Proverbs 10:18) Don't hide your hatred or say anything to someone with the intent purpose of making them think less of that person. If it's not your business, don't talk about it. Don't gossip.
-Think before you speak! (Psalm 141:3)
-Speak only truth and only in love! (Psalm 15:1-2)
•Have control over your body, mind, and tongue for the will of God.
•When you have control over these things, you can be controlled by the Holy Spirit!
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