Chestnut Ridge Church
Nine - Part 7: Self-Control
What are we, as Christians, supposed to be like? What qualities should be evident in our lives? The Apostle Paul, in Galatians 5, listed nine amazing Christ-like attributes that are called, “the fruit of the Spirit.” This series, Nine, will explore these attributes and will answer the question, How do we get them in our lives?
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Nine - Part 7: Self-Control [June 24, 2018] Tim Haring

Problem: We lack self-control
Solution: You can't do this on your own

Self-control denotes self-mastery and no doubt primarily relates to curbing the fleshly impulses just described. Such a quality is impossible to attain apart from the power of God’s Spirit. [1] - Campbell

[1] Campbell, D. K. (1985). Galatians. In J. F. Walvoord & R. B. Zuck (Eds.), The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures (Vol. 2, p. 608). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.
Promiscuity: “a love of sin so reckless and so audacious that a man has ceased to care what God or man thinks of his actions.”[1] - Barclay

[1] George, T. (1994). Galatians (Vol. 30, p. 393). Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers.
Now this does not mean that a Christian loses his salvation if he lapses into a sin of the flesh, but that a person who lives continually on such a level of moral corruption gives evidence of not being a child of God.[1] - Campbell

[1] Campbell, D. K. (1985). Galatians. In J. F. Walvoord & R. B. Zuck (Eds.), The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures (Vol. 2, p. 608). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.

· Are there areas in your life where you need to exercise self-control?
· Are there ways in which you have been giving yourself over to the flesh?
· Are you willing to let those things go, by God’s grace?
· Are you willing to listen to the Spirit of God as it wants to lead you into the way of life?

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