Resources on Self‑control

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Topical Study on Self Control Self-control conjures images of athletic-like discipline and rigor as one denies oneself certain things in order to hone one's strength, skill, and abilities in other areas of endeavor. The self-controlled person knows when to say "No" to certain possibilities in order to allow other, more productive behaviors to flourish. The... Feasting on Fruit: Self-control Devotional Devotional Topics: Control , Fruit of the Spirit , Self Control , Holiness Source: Ministry Matters The spiritual fruit of self-control is the focus of this meditation that includes breathing, Scripture, prayers, and postures to nurture its growth. Self-Mastery and the Imperishable Prize Devotional Devotional Topics: Self Control , Fruit of the Spirit , Power , Daily Living Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Drawing on athletic metaphors from Scripture, this article explores our need for self-control and the Spirit's power to help us overcome challenges. Self-esteem: Why? Why not? Article Article Topics: Psychology , Identity , Education Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review True self-esteem must lead "a person out of and not into self-enclosure" like secular culture would have it. This article offers critiques of such secular views of self-esteem, presenting a healthier, Christian alternative. Abstinence and Self Control Image Image Topics: Control , Self Control , Bethlehem , David Source: The Visual Commentary on Scripture This engraving by Johann Theodor and Johann Israel de Bry portrays the moment King David pours out water, saying that he will not drink it because the three heroes risked their lives to get it. Denying the self as a pathway to leading from the soul Article Article Topics: Dying and Rising with Christ , Leadership , Obedience , Solitude Source: Faith and Leadership In this article, psychiatrist Dan Blazer outlines the characteristics of healthy self-denial in leaders. Faith and Sports in 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 Commentary/Exegesis Commentary/Exegesis Topics: Sports , Paul , Discipline , Self Control Source: Working Preacher This commentary on 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 explores how Paul’s sports metaphor is less about winning than about training with self-control and discipline. Intergenerational Prayer Element of Worship Element of Worship Topics: Family , Love , Power , Spirit Source: Re-Worship Harader’s intergenerational prayer is based on 2 Timothy 1:7. This prayer could be read responsively. It asks God for power, love and self-control through the Holy Spirit, in the face of fear, anxiety, and confusion. Commentary on 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 Commentary/Exegesis Commentary/Exegesis Topics: Commentary , Sports , Metaphor , Paul Source: Working Preacher Paul uses two metaphors: running the race and boxing. He urges a similar commitment to that of the athlete; exercising self-control and "punishing" the body; in those who hope to receive an "imperishable" victory-wreath. Self-inflicted Suffering, Admission of Sins, the Church Body, and Gratitude Commentary/Exegesis Commentary/Exegesis Topics: Suffering , Life of David , Gratitude , Body of Christ Source: Sermons That Work A commentary on 2 Samuel 11:26-12, Psalm 51:1-13, Ephesians 4:1-16, and John 6:24-35 with discussion questions that explore themes of self-inflicted suffering, the admission of sins, the Church body and gratitude. Pastor's Prayer: What I Need from You Element of Worship Element of Worship Topics: Love , Prayer , Pastor , Gratitude Source: Carol Penner Carol Penner offers a pastor's prayer, thanking God for the congregation and asking for wisdom, courage, eloquence, patience, kindness, strength, discretion, self-control, hope, and above all love. Self-Control Audio/Video Audio/Video Topics: Self Control , Community , Spiritual Growth , Free Will Source: The Work of the People In this video interview, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove discusses the importance of self-control in breaking away from the slavery to our will and therefore experiencing deep transformation and community. Self-control and Success Sermon Illustration Sermon Illustration Topics: Parenting , Family , Happiness , Children Source: Preaching Today This sermon illustration for Galatians 5:22-23 and 1 Thessalonians 4:4 on parenting says that raising healthy and happy children comes less from teaching them self-control, and more from building their self-esteem. Full Text Hymns on Self-control The fruit of self controlPD
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Expert Claims That Self-control Is Better Than Intelligence Sermon Illustration Sermon Illustration Topics: Self Control , Temperance Source: Preaching Today Why some people can control their anger while others lack self-control? Professor of social psychology says our brains are highly susceptible to influences such as violent movies or speech. He finds self-control more valuable than intelligence. Sermon Illustrations on Self-Control Sermon Illustration Sermon Illustration Topics: Control , Self Control , Sermon , Illustration Source: The Pastor's Workshop This collection of sermon illustrations on self-control includes statistics about habitual activities from Wendy Wood and an explanation about the part of the human brain responsible for self control from Daniel G. Amen. Love Is Self-Giving Sermon Illustration Sermon Illustration Topics: Love , Self Control , Sacrifice Source: Preaching Today John Stott quotes Buddha and talks about how love and self-control complement each other. An illustration for Galatians 5:22-24 and Proverbs 23:26. Titus: Working for Good Deeds Commentary/Exegesis Commentary/Exegesis Topics: Good works , Titus , Work Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling In Titus 2:11–3:11, Paul reminds Titus to ensure that the people are devoted to good works. Paul particularly recommends respect, self-control, and integrity, principles which can be applied in the modern workplace. The Girl and the Bicycle Children's Sermon Children's Sermon Topics: Story , Gifts of the Spirit , Gifts, spiritual , Gratitude Source: Storypath In this wordless story book, the reviewer notes that the girl who wants to buy a bike demonstrates initiative and self-reliance, then self-control and faithfulness and, eventually, kindness, generosity, and love, which are ultimately rewarded. Katie Loves the Kittens Study Guide Study Guide Topics: Fruit of the Spirit , Joy , Love , Spirit Source: Storypath A study guide that integrates faith with the children's book "Katie Loves the Kittens." Katie, a dog, adjusts to life with three new kittens learning lessons about love, joy, and self-control. Potiphars Wife (van Aelst) Image Image Topics: Joseph , Virtue Source: ArtWay Pieter Coecke van Aelst's Potiphar´s Wife is a painting with erotic overtones yet it was justified in its time by its moral content, as Joseph serves as an example of self-control, chastity and faithfulness. America's Civic Christianity and Paul's Solution Article Article Topics: Politics , Religion , Morality , Community Source: Perspectives Journal Describing the relationship between political authority and religion, this article by Timothy Haglund discusses how various philosophers and theologians have valued elements of Christianity—such as communal care and Romans 13:1-7—in establishing a moral and just society.

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