In This Series
- Love and Joy
- The Holy Spirit
Fruit Of The Spirit (9)
Sunday, September 01, 2019
Take Away / Application
The need for self-control is clear. Self-control impacts what we reap and sow, it’s a life-long process that’s to be pursued, passed on and applied to our daily lives.
Don’t be afraid to add to this list, skip questions that don’t work for your group or branch off with additional questions as the discussion unfolds. Conversation is key! This is the time to work through the application of scripture and have group members figure things out together.
- With this series coming to a close, what has impacted you the most? How have you changed?
- Do you view self-control as positive or negative? How do you think the world around you views self-control?
- What are the things that lure you to be self-indulgent or cause you to lack self-control?
- If you realize that you are going to be in a situation that requires self-control, do you try to prepare yourself ahead of time? How?
- The Bible tells us many reasons to have self-control. What are some of them? Look up and discuss: Proverbs 16:23, Proverbs 29:11, 1 Thessalonians 4:3–4, 1 Thessalonians 5:6-8, 1 Peter 5:8–9.
- Read Romans 12:1–2. How can self-control be applied to your life without it becoming legalistic or a list of rules?
- Read Proverbs 4:23 and 25:28. In what ways do you guard your heart? In what areas do you need to improve how you guard your heart?
- Read Titus 2:2–8. How have you viewed self-control, is it a lifelong pursuit, something to be learned and passed on, or is it something you’ve let go to the wayside? How can you begin investing in someone else?