[PC-USA] 1998-11-08 - Self–Control

The Fruit of the Spirit Series, Part 9

This week we conclude our series of verses on the fruit of the Spirit. This week we look at self-control. The Greek word for self-control is "enkrateia," from the word "kratos," which means "strength."

(Gal 5:22-23 NLT) But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. Here there is no conflict with the law.

(1 Tim 3:2 NLT) For an elder must be a man whose life cannot be spoken against. He must be faithful to his wife. He must exhibit self-control, live wisely, and have a good reputation. He must enjoy having guests in his home and must be able to teach.

(1 Tim 3:11 NLT) In the same way, their wives must be respected and must not speak evil of others. They must exercise self-control and be faithful in everything they do.

(Titus 2:2 NLT) Teach the older men to exercise self-control, to be worthy of respect, and to live wisely. They must have strong faith and be filled with love and patience.

(Titus 2:11-12 NLT) For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people. 12 And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with self-control, right conduct, and devotion to God

(1 Pet 1:13 NLT) So think clearly and exercise self-control. Look forward to the special blessings that will come to you at the return of Jesus Christ.

(2 Pet 1:6 NLT) Knowing God leads to self-control. Self-control leads to patient endurance, and patient endurance leads to godliness.


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