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1 Original Power Point By Richard Thetford Edited with additions of scriptures/etc Jack Wheeler – Clovis Ca.

2 Give Diligence: Add to Faith – Virtue Add to Virtue – Knowledge Add to Knowledge – Temperance Add to Temperance – Patience Add to Patience – Godliness Add to Godliness – Brotherly Kindness Add to Brotherly Kindness – Love “For if these things be in you and abound, they make you that you shall neither be barren or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ”

3 SELF-CONTROL “self-restraint in conduct, expression, indulgence of the appetites, etc.” (Webster) “the virtue of one who masters his desires and passions, especially his sensual appetites” (Unger’s Bible Dictionary)

4 Self-Control Exemplified! “All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.” (1 Cor 6:12)

5 Something we must pursue –2 Peter 1:5 –And beside this giving all diligence, Self Control Self-Control Commanded

6 A qualification to be an elder –Titus 1:8 –but given to hospitality, as lover of good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled; Self Control Self-Control Commanded

7 Aged men to be temperate –Titus 2:2 –that aged men be self-controlled, grave, sober-minded, sound in faith, in love, in patience: Self Control Self-Control Commanded

8 All are to live “soberly” –Titus 2:12 –instructing us, to the intent that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly and righteously and godly in this present world; Self Control Self-Control Commanded

9 With respect to habits or conduct –Daniel –Daniel 1:8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the king's dainties, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. Where Self-Control is Needed Self Control

10 With respect to habits or conduct –Joseph –Genesis 39:7-8 7 And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me. 8 But he refused, and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my master knoweth not what is with me in the house, and he hath put all that he hath into my hand: Where Self-Control is Needed Self Control

11 With respect to habits or conduct –Jesus –1 Peter 2:23 who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: Where Self-Control is Needed Self Control

12 With respect to our language –Bridle our tongue –James 3:5-6 5 So the tongue also is a little member, and boasts great things. Behold, how much wood is kindled by how small a fire! 6 And the tongue is a fire: the world of iniquity among our members is the tongue, which defiles the whole body. Where Self-Control is Needed Self Control

13 With respect to our language –Bridle our tongue –Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for edifying as the need may be, that it may give grace to them that hear. Where Self-Control is Needed Self Control

14 With respect to our language –Bridle our tongue –Psalms 39:1 I said, I will take heed to my ways, That I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, While the wicked is before me. Where Self-Control is Needed Self Control

15 With respect to tattling or gossip –Caution is needed –1 Timothy 5:13 And withal they learn also to be idle, going about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not. Where Self-Control is Needed Self Control

16 With respect to tattling or gossip –Caution is needed –1 Peter 4:15 For let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evil-doer, or as a meddler in other men's matters: Where Self-Control is Needed Self Control

17 With respect to covetousness –Covetousness strictly forbidden –Romans 13:9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not covet, and if there be any other commandment, it is summed up in this word, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. Where Self-Control is Needed

18 With respect to covetousness –Covetousness strictly forbidden –Ephesians 5:3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as becomes saints; Where Self-Control is Needed

19 With respect to covetousness –A desire for wealth often leads to ruin 1 Timothy 6: But they that are minded to be rich fall into a temptation and a snare and many foolish and hurtful lusts, such as drown men in destruction and perdition. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil: Where Self-Control is Needed

20 With respect to fleshly desires –Passions must be controlled –Romans 13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof. Where Self-Control is Needed If we do not get involved with fleshly things, then we can not be overcome by them

21 With respect to anger –Must be restrained Proverbs 16:32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; And he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh a city. Where Self-Control is Needed “It is he who is in the wrong who first gets angry”

22 With respect to anger –Must be restrained Ephesians 4:26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Where Self-Control is Needed “It is he who is in the wrong who first gets angry”

23 With respect to anger –Must be restrained James 1: Ye know this, my beloved brethren. But let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: 20 for the wrath of man works not the righteousness of God. Where Self-Control is Needed “It is he who is in the wrong who first gets angry”

24 With respect to anger –Often leads to revenge Romans 12: Render to no man evil for evil. Take thought for things honorable in the sight of all men. 18 If it be possible, as much as in you lieth, be at peace with all men. 19 Avenge not yourselves, beloved, but give place unto the wrath of God: for it is written, Vengeance belongs unto me; I will recompense, saith the Lord. Where Self-Control is Needed

25 With respect to anger –Often leads to revenge 1 Thessalonians 5:15 See that none render unto any one evil for evil; but always follow after that which is good, one toward another, and toward all. Where Self-Control is Needed “It is he who is in the wrong who first gets angry”

26 Self-Control Must Be Cultivated in Our Life! Now as he reasoned about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and answered, “Go away for now; when I have a convenient time I will call for you.” (Acts 24:25) The fruit of Self-Control will mean much to us at the judgment day The fruit of Self-Control will mean much to us at the judgment day

27 SELF-CONTROL “For if these things be in you and abound, they make you that you shall neither be barren or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ”

28 SELF-CONTROL Have you been strong, standing strong in Self-Control for Jesus?

29 SELF-CONTROL Be strong and give your life to Jesus


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