Search ResultsFeasting 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Denying the self as a pathway to leading from the soul Christian leadership requires self denial, courage, and obedience. 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. Full Text Hymns on Self Control The fruit of self controlPD
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See more hymns... 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.