Summer Fruit

4x4 Weekend

Summer Fruit

4x4 Weekend

July 1 & 2, 2017

 

Self- Control

 

Self kənˈtrōl noun - the ability to control oneself, in particular one's emotions and desires or the expression of them in one's behavior, especially in difficult situations.

 

Philippians 2:13 [Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight. Amplified Bible Classic Edition

 

 “Self-Control takes Control when I give God Sole-Control.”

 

Galatians 5:16 “So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. 17 The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions.” New Living Translation

 

“Self-Control takes Control when I give God Sole-Control.”

 

3 WAYS TO GIVE GOD SOLE CONTROL:

 

            1. Pray

            2. Look

            3. Listen

 

PRAY _ FOR HELP

 

LOOK _ TO THE BIBLE

 

LISTEN _ TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

 

“Self-Control takes Control when I give God Sole-Control.”

 

 

Patience

 

God's plan develops through patience

 

Give God your time, so he can use His timing

 

 

Peace

 

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in adults in the US, affecting 40 million adults in the United States, which is 18% of the population (Anxiety & Depression Association of America).

 

60% of college-aged students are very sad and over a half of them feel an overwhelming sense of anxiety (American College Health Association).

 

6.3 million teenagers (30% of girls & 20% of boys) have had an anxiety disorder (National Institute of Mental Health).

 

When we feel anxious, it's time to get anchored.

 

Philippians 4:6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.  7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything that we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. New Living Translation

 

Pray

 

Thank God

 

When we feel anxious, it's time to get anchored.

 

 

Love

 

1 Corinthians 13:1 If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. New Living Translation

 

1 Corinthians 13:3 If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing. New Living Translation

 

Love takes the YOU out of the things you do.

 

Transactional Love

 

Sacrificial Love

 

1 Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. New Living Translation

 

1 Corinthians 13:6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. New Living Translation

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