Self-control is God-empowered restraint over one’s emotions, words and actions that serves to develop one’s character. In part 8 of Soul Construction: The Fruit of the Spirit, Pastor Dan Cox reads from Galatians 5:23.

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Study Notes

Soul Construction

  • The Goal
  • The Means
  • The Power

Some Context First…

The Fruit of the Spirit

  • Love
  • Joy
  • Peace
  • Patience
  • Kindness
  • Goodness
  • Gentleness
  • Faithfulness
  • Self-Control

What Does the Bible Teach About Self-Control?

  • Lack of self-control is disastrous (Proverbs 25:28)
  • God has given us a spirit of power, love and self-control (2 Timothy 1:6-7)
  • Self-control is required of elders… and everyone else (1 Timothy 3:1-2; Titus 2:1-6)
  • Self-control helps keep us from being ineffective and unfruitful (2 Peter 1:3-11)
  • The reality of final judgment is motivation for self-control (1 Peter 4:7)

Applying the Text

  • Renew your mind with God’s Word
  • Keep in step with the Spirit
  • Trust God for the better