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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... Plain Directions to Those Who Would Be Saved from Sin Sermon (Complete) by Charles H. Spurgeon Sermon (Complete) by Charles H. Spurgeon Topics: Sin , Reverence , Self Control , Prayer Source: The Spurgeon Center In this sermon on Psalm 4, Charles Spurgeon notes that David lays out four stepping stones to help us avoid sin. They are (1) Awe (2) Prayer (3) Practicing self-control; and (4) Trust in God. Artificial Birth Control, the Sexual Revolution, and the Modern Collapse of Morality Article by Scott Pauline Article by Scott Pauline Topics: Ethics , Morality , Sexuality , Families Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review This Catholic essay provides a theological analysis of the morality--or the lack thereof--in the two primary forms of birth control: artificial versus natural. Self-Interest Sermon Starter/Outline by Bruce G. Epperly Sermon Starter/Outline by Bruce G. Epperly Topics: Selfishness , Hope Source: The Christian Century Bruce Epperly comments on Deuteronomy 34:1-12. Letting go of control and allowing others to continue our work is an act of trust in God's ability to work creatively in the lives of our successors. On Vulnerability and Self-Disclosure in Priestly Formation Article by Thomas V. Berg Article by Thomas V. Berg Topics: Persons , Emotion , Priesthood Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review This article considers millennials and their struggle with emotional vulnerably, suggesting the need for improved transparency and self-disclosure as part of seminary formation for the priesthood. News that Illustrates Sermon Illustration by Matthew Woodley Sermon Illustration by Matthew Woodley Topics: Fear , Self Control , Discipleship , Reconciliation Source: Preaching Today ... , the Word of God, sin, distraction, discipleship, and self-control." There's Nothing But Love; Deadlier Than a ... Reframing Our Relationship to That We Don’t Control Audio/Video by B J Miller Audio/Video by B J Miller Topics: Control , Hope , Relationship , Healing Source: On Being This podcast is an interview with B.J. Miller, a physician who lost three limbs in an accident, that explores a transformative reframing on our imperfect bodies and the things we can't control in our lives. A Letter to My Younger Self (Eileen Knowles) Article by Eileen Knowles Article by Eileen Knowles Topics: Fear , God , Trust Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling What does your younger self need to know? The fear never goes away - at least not with age. "It all comes back to learning to trust in an unseen God." That's the solution to fear. Seven Self-Care Tips for Clergy Who Engage Trauma Article by Joan Huyser-Honig Article by Joan Huyser-Honig Topics: Healing , Reconciliation , Remember the Sabbath , Sabbath Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Clergy and other church leaders called to engage trauma must also practice self-care, or they will burn out and be less effective in helping those from trauma. Read tips to help pastors and congregants on self-care. Sermon Quotes on Self-Control Sermon Illustration by D.A. Carson Sermon Illustration by D.A. Carson Topics: Control , Self Control , Sermon , Contentment Source: The Pastor's Workshop In this pair of quotes, D.A. Carson discusses the tendency for people to justify their own backsliding and G.K. Chesterton shares how be content. Unlearning Self-Defense Article by Ed Cyzewski Article by Ed Cyzewski Topics: INTEGRITY , Identity , Relationship , Work Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling "Once I’m saved from the need to protect myself, I can look beyond myself to the needs and perspectives of others." Ed Cyzewski reflects on defensiveness and self-image. Patiently Living into God's Control Commentary/Exegesis by Sarah E. McGee Commentary/Exegesis by Sarah E. McGee Topics: Control , Promises , Patience , Desire Source: A Plain Account Sarah McGee's commentary on 2 Peter 3:8-15 focuses on the Advent season's sense of waiting. Patience is needed to trust that God is in control and to surrender to living one's life in accordance with God's... Living Out of Control Commentary/Exegesis by Kyle Childress Commentary/Exegesis by Kyle Childress Topics: Control , Advent , Fear , Guns Source: Ekklesia Project Kyle Childress writes on Luke 21:25-36, that Advent begins with reminding us we are not in control; loss of control leads to fear, and can also lead us to depend on Christ and the church community. A Divine Gift of Self-care Commentary/Exegesis by Mitzi J. Smith Commentary/Exegesis by Mitzi J. Smith Topics: Ministry , Calling/Vocation , Daily Living , Faith Source: Working Preacher Mitzi J. Smith’s commentary on Matthew 14:22-33 notes Jesus’ dismissal of the crowds and going off by himself as a way to reflect on the need for self-care and sees it as way to empower oneself. Avoiding the Trap of Self-Reliance Devotional by Mark D. Roberts Devotional by Mark D. Roberts Topics: Faith , Grace of God Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Mark Roberts's devotional on Psalm 30:6-7 explores how the American faith in self-reliance is not new. Like David, many of us have trusted in ourselves at high points only to be shattered when things turn sour. News that Illustrates Sermon Illustration by Matthew Woodley Sermon Illustration by Matthew Woodley Topics: Happiness , Consumerism , Self-denial , Self Control Source: Preaching Today ... dissatisfaction, literacy, the relationship between consumerism and happiness, self-control and materialism, this is a collection of sermon ... Addicted to Control Audio/Video by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove Audio/Video by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove Topics: Control , Faith , Addiction , Scripture Source: The Work of the People In this video, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove asks if American Christians are re-working the Bible to support the desire to control everything. A Prayer for Self, Others and the World Element of Worship by Terri C. Pilarski Element of Worship by Terri C. Pilarski Topics: Prayer , Worship Planning , Intercession Source: Re-Worship This is a prayer of intercession inspired by Psalm 19:14 that prays for self, others, and the world. Inmates Think They Are More Moral Sermon Illustration by Matthew Woodley Sermon Illustration by Matthew Woodley Topics: Self deception , Study , Illustration Source: Preaching Today ... better than the average community member in morality, self-control, compassion, and other character traits. Appropriate for Genesis ... Self-Denial Sermon Illustration by Unknown Sermon Illustration by Unknown Topics: Decision , Folly , Self deception , Self-denial Source: Preaching Today In this sermon illustration, a clip from the film "Casablanca" demonstrates self-denial that nearly leads a character to forsake what she knows to be the right decision. On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! Sermon Starter/Outline Sermon Starter/Outline Topics: Cross , Homilies , Self-denial , Discipleship Source: ePriest Sermon starter for Matthew 16:21-27: Christ presents three ways to Christian perfection: the purgative way (self-denial), the illuminative way (taking up the cross), and the unitive way (following Christ)

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