Titus 2:11-14 (966 / 1856): Cultivating Godly Self-control
I) Self-control is important.
A) Self control _________________ you from bad influences (our own sinful desires and worldly evil).
B) Our self-control is only strong as our _______________ spot.
What is your area of weakness?
II) The three aspects of biblical self-control.
A) Self control is saying “________” to bad things.
What things do you have the hardest time saying “no” to?
B) God’s grace ________________ more of our desires. This helps us grow in self-control.
C) Self control keeps good things from overtaking God as the ______ priority in our lives.
III) How do we grow in self-control?
A) We _________________ our actions and our hearts.
B) We _________________ what Christ has done for us.
1) Christ’s grace ____________________ us from our wickedness. Jesus paid the price for our sin.
The Bible teaches us that we all sin and ______________ judgment / justice from God.
2) Christ’s grace ____________________ us so we can have a relationship with God.
We put on Christ’s __________________. God views and interacts with us based on it.
3) Christ’s grace makes us a part of the _______________ of God.
C) We remember that Christ is coming ________ again. Sin will not always have its grip on believers.