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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 Self-Mastery and the 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 Patiently Living into God's Control 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... Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: A Plain Account | Author: Sarah E. McGee 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 Intergenerational Prayer: 2 Timothy 1:7 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 Denying the self as a pathway to leading from the soul Christian leadership requires self denial, courage, and obedience. Resource type: Article | Source: Faith and Leadership | Author: Dan G. Blazer Katie Loves the Kittens 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. Resource type: Study Guide | Source: Storypath Faith and Sports in 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 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 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 Illustrations on the Status of the Chilean Miners, Closing Bookstores, Single-Sex Dorms, and Dieting with Self-Control Material here covers the Chilean miners one year later, finding life unsatisfying, how closing bookstores is a commentary on literacy, renewed interest in single-sex dorms, the connection between shopping and happiness, and diet and self-control. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Matt Woodley 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 Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove provides a sobering challenge to those who constantly seek transformative experiences. Self-control is needed in order to experience deep transformation and community; otherwise you are a slave to your own will. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: The Work of the People | Author: Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove Self-control and Success This illustration can be used in a sermon on parenting/family life. If we want to raise children to be successful and healthy and happy, focus less on teaching them self-control rather than building their self-esteem. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Pat Williams Expert Claims That Self-control Is Better Than Intelligence "...self-control is key to a well-functioning life, because our brain makes us easily [susceptible] to all sorts of influences." An illustration by Larry Greenemeier, appropriate for 1 Timothy 3:2, Philippians 4:8, and 21 other similar passages. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Larry Greenemeier Love Is Self-Giving 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 Self-Denial In this sermon illustration for Romans 7:14-25, Matthew 18:8-9, or 1 Corinthians 7:2-4, a clip from the film "Casablanca" demonstrates self-denial that nearly leads a character to forsake what she knows to be the right decision. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Unknown Inmates Think They Are More Moral On a survey, prisoners rated themselves as being as law-abiding as the average community member and better than the average community member in morality, self-control, compassion, generosity, dependability, trustworthiness, and honesty. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Mathew Woodley Spiritual Preparation for Those Who Lead Worship Those who lead worship must be people who have been born again by the Spirit of God, and therefore show forth some of the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, and... Resource type: Article | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship | Author: Cornelius Plantinga Jr.
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