Hope Community Church
REFUEL Mid-Week Bible Study (July 18th, 2018)
A casual, topical bible study to help "fill up your tank" in the middle of the week. Come as you are and dig deeper into the Word! • Hope's Coffee Café - coffee/tea bar in the foyer from 6:30-6:55 PM • Child Care (ages 6wks-5yrs) & Kids "Mid-Week Mania" (grades K-5th) provided
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  • Hope Community Church
    1240 Jay St, Waterford Twp, MI 48327, USA
    Wednesday 7:00 PM
Week 10:
“Called to Self Control”
(1 Peter 3:8-17)

In this study we'll explore Perseverance through the lens of Self-control.

Perseverance defined:
(1) patient endurance in the face of adversity or opposition
(2) repeated behavior in spite of resistance

Self-control defined:
(1) Restraint exercised over one's own impulses , emotions, or desires
(2) A fruit of the Holy Spirit that enables Christians to respond in a godly manner regardless of theircircumstances.

When are you most apt to "lose it"?
A— When your circumstances are not in your favor.
Exercising Restraint or Self-control Involves…
I. Governing our responses.
Exercising Restraint or Self-control Involves…
I. Governing our responses.
• Compassionate people give others the benefit of the doubt.
II. Changing our perspective.
Exercising Restraint or Self-control Involves…
I. Governing our responses.
II. Changing our perspective.
• Godly people trust the scorekeeper.
III. Preserving our platform.

Tanker fire under 9 Mile overpass

9 Mile overpass collapsed onto freeway

Exercising Restraint or Self-control Involves…
I. Governing our responses.
II. Changing our perspective.
III. Preserving our platform.
• Wise people don't burn bridges, they build them.
Take Home Assignment:
The next time you are tempted to "lose it" do two things pause and pray.