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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 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 Potiphars Wife (van Aelst) 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 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 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 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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News That Illustrates: August 1, 2011 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 An illustration by Pat Williams with James D. Denney, published by Christianity Today, appropriate for Galatians 5:22-23 and 1 Thessalonians 4:4. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Pat Williams News That Illustrates: April 11, 2011 This 'News that Illustrates' was published in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake in Japan. The thesis: disaster brings out the best in people. Other topics include self-esteem, regret, solitude and fragmentation. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Matt Woodley 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 Stand firm in freedom Elisabeth Johnson discusses Paul's view of freedom in Galatians 5:1, 13-25. Christ sets us free from law and from the power of the sinful self. We are free to love and serve others. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: Elisabeth Johnson Puzzles Help Us Feel in Control This illustration explains why puzzles are so appealing to the human mind. In addition to being entertaining, they provide a sense of being in control in a world of questions we cannot seem to answer. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: John Beukema Positive Psychology and Pastoral Practice Optimism verses pessimism, philanthropy verses greed, and Christ verses self, are all recommendation of Christopher Kaczor for Christians seeking physiological peace. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Christopher Kaczor On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! 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) Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: ePriest
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