A theory of jerks
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.
Lament: Ash Wednesday
This reflection gets to the heart of Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent by exploring Joel 2 and our need to pray, to fast, to mourn, and to read God’s Word.
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.
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.
Denying the self as a pathway to leading from the soul
In this article, psychiatrist Dan Blazer outlines the characteristics of healthy self-denial in leaders.
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.
Commentary on 1 Corinthians 9:24-27
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.
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.
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.
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.
Self-control and Success
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.
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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Expert Claims That Self-control Is Better Than Intelligence
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There's Nothing But Love; Deadlier Than a Shark Attack; Happy 800th Birthday; Crime Free Island No More; Please Move to the Texting Lane; From Drowning Victims to Olympic Medalists; Nobel-Prize Winner Out of Work
"Anecdotes from the news illustrating several themes such as racial reconciliation, fear, the Word of God, sin, distraction, discipleship, and self-control."
A Letter to My Younger Self (Eileen Knowles)
What does your younger self need to know? The fear never goes away - at least not with age. "It all comes back to learning to trust in an unseen God." That's the solution to fear.