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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 Hymn: We Played the Flute! The Children Said This hymn was composed in 2011, and relates to Matthew 11:16-30. It celebrates our faith as an act of the grace of God, rather than of self-will and control. It is set to the tune, CANONBURY. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette 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 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 The Journey of Reading Scripture - Study Guide Study Guide / Adult Sunday School lesson drawn from Psalm 119:103-105, focusing on how to read Scripture without controlling it. Discussion questions and liturgical elements included. Resource type: Study Guide Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Robert B. Kruschwitz 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 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 Full Text Hymns on Self Control The fruit of self controlPD
O Beautiful for Spacious SkiesPD
Ask the Saviour to help youPD
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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 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-care and Care for Others In this quote from “Self-care and Care for Others,” Henry Beecher warns us against giving advice too quickly, for we are often not as qualified to advise others as we'd like to think. Resource type: Book Quote Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Henry Ward Beecher 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
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