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A theory of jerks Article by Eric Schwitzgebel http://aeon.co/magazine/philosophy/if-youre-surrounded-by-idiots-guess-whos-the-jerk/ Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude, writes Eric Schwitzgebel in this humorous article exploring the theme of jerks, being judgmental, morality, etc. Resource type: Article Source: Aeon Magazine Author: Eric Schwitzgebel

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Feasting on Fruit: Self-control Devotional by Kasey Hitt https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/5078/feasting-on-fruit-self-control The spiritual fruit of self-control is the focus of this meditation that includes breathing, Scripture, prayers, and postures to nurture its growth. Resource type: Devotional Source: Ministry Matters Author: Kasey Hitt

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Self-Mastery and the Imperishable Prize Devotional by Jack Wisdom https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/self-mastery-and-imperishable-prize Drawing on athletic metaphors from Scripture, this article explores our need for self-control and the Spirit's power to help us overcome challenges. Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling Author: Jack Wisdom

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Self-esteem: Why? Why not? Article by Cormac Burke http://www.hprweb.com/2008/02/self-esteem-why-why-not/ 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. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Cormac Burke

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Denying the self as a pathway to leading from the soul Article by Dan G. Blazer https://www.faithandleadership.com/dan-g-blazer-denying-self-pathway-leading-soul In this article, psychiatrist Dan Blazer outlines the characteristics of healthy self-denial in leaders. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Dan G. Blazer

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Faith and Sports in 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 Commentary/Exegesis by Eric Barreto https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=1218 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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Eric Barreto

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Commentary on 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 Commentary/Exegesis by Karl Jacobson https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=238 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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Karl Jacobson

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Intergenerational Prayer: 2 Timothy 1:7 Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2016/09/intergenerational-prayer-2-timothy-17.html 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. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship Author: Christine Longhurst

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The Girl and the Bicycle Children's Sermon by Mike Pett http://storypath.upsem.edu/the-girl-and-the-bicycle/ 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. Resource type: Children's Sermon Source: Storypath Author: Mike Pett

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Sermon Illustrations on Self-Control Sermon Illustration by Wendy Wood https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-illustrations-2/sermon-illustrations-self-control/ 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. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The Pastor's Workshop Author: Wendy Wood

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Self-Control Audio/Video by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove http://www.theworkofthepeople.com/self-control 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. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Work of the People Author: Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

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Full Text Hymns on Self Control The fruit of self controlPD
Ask the Saviour to help youPD
O Jesus, I Have PromisedPD
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Self-control and Success Sermon Illustration by Pat Williams http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2000/april/12375.html 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. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Pat Williams

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Expert Claims That Self-control Is Better Than Intelligence Sermon Illustration by Larry Greenemeier http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2011/january/2012411.html 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. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Larry Greenemeier

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Love Is Self-Giving Sermon Illustration by John R. W. Stott http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1996/august/263.html 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. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: John R. W. Stott

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Titus: Working for Good Deeds Commentary/Exegesis by Alexander N Kirk https://www.theologyofwork.org/new-testament/pastoral-epistles/titus-working-for-good-deeds 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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Theology of Work Project Author: Alexander N Kirk

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Potiphars Wife (van Aelst) Image by Klazina Dieuwke Botke and Tanja Kootte http://www.artway.eu/content.php?id=1632&lang=en&action=show 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. Resource type: Image Source: ArtWay: Opening Eyes, Hearts, and Minds Author: Klazina Dieuwke Botke and Tanja Kootte

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Gun Control is a Pro-Life Issue Article by James Martin, S.J. https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2012/12/17/gun-control-pro-life-issue In this article, James Martin argues in favor of gun control on religious grounds by citing the words of Jesus and the stance of the Catholic Church on protecting the sanctity of life. Resource type: Article Source: America Magazine Author: James Martin, S.J.

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On Vulnerability and Self-Disclosure in Priestly Formation Article by Thomas V. Berg http://www.hprweb.com/2017/11/on-vulnerability-and-self-disclosure-in-priestly-formation/ 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. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Thomas V. Berg

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Artificial Birth Control, the Sexual Revolution, and the Modern Collapse of Morality Article by Scott Pauline https://www.hprweb.com/2018/06/artificial-birth-control-the-sexual-revolution-and-the-modern-collapse-of-morality/ 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. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Scott Pauline

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