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Self-Control

January 10, 2016 Speaker: Paul Ortlinghaus Series: Fruit of the Spirit (final two messages)

Topic: Spiritual Growth Passage: Galatians 5:22–5:23, 1 Corinthians 9:24–9:27, Acts 24:24–24:25, 1 Timothy 4:7–4:8

This sermon looks at what self-control is biblically, why self-control is necessary, and how we can position ourselves for growth in self-control.

Here is how Jerry Bridges defines self-control:

Ultimately, Self-control is the exercise of inner strength under the direction of sound judgment that enables us to do, think, and say the things that are pleasing to God.

Here is Tim Keller's definition:

The ability to pursue the important over the urgent, rather than to be always impulsive or uncontrolled.

 

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