Hope Community Church
REFUEL Mid-Week Bible Study (June 8th, 2016)
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! • Coffee bar at 6:30 in the auditorium • 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
Bible Study #15
Solomon's Proverbs Pt. 2
"Self-Control"

Self-control defined:
General: 1. control over your feelings or actions 2. restraint exercised over one's impulses, emotions, or desires
Biblical: A Fruit of the Spirit that allows us to master our desires and passions, particularly when provoked or tempted

How would you rate yourself in the area of self-control?
Traits of those who lack self-control:
1. They are driven by their emotions. (Prov. 15:13)
Traits of those who lack self-control:
1. They are driven by their emotions.
2. They act before they think. (Prov. 19:2)
Traits of those who lack self-control:
1. They are driven by their emotions.
2. They act before they think.
3. They struggle with commitment. (Prov. 10:4)
Traits of those who lack self-control:
1. They are driven by their emotions.
2. They act before they think.
3. They struggle with commitment.
4. They are easily angered. (Prov. 14:17)
What is behind our lack of self-control?
Unbelief
Bitterness
Injustice
Shortsightedness
Contentment
Traits of the self-controlled:
1. They trust God's system of justice. (Prov. 26:10)
Traits of the self-controlled:
1. They trust God's system of justice.
2. They learn from their mistakes. (Prov. 28:16)
Traits of the self-controlled:
1. They trust God's system of justice.
2. They learn from their mistakes.
3. They think before they act. (Prov. 17:14, 19:11)
Traits of the self-controlled:
1. They trust God's system of justice.
2. They learn from their mistakes.
3. They think before they act.
4. They yield to God's voice. (Prov. 20:27)
What will yielding to God in tense moments look like?
Submitting
Pausing
Remembering
Continuing

Next week:
Wisdom Part 3