See below for the home group notes on Self Control.
The Sunday message was delivered by Pierre Bartels.
Personal Study – Chapter 24 – Believe series
Key verse: “For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say ‘No’ to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope – the appearing of the glory of our great God and Saviour, Jesus Christ” Tit2:11-13
Key idea: I have the power, through Christ, to control myself.
- Note every time the word ‘self-control’ is found in Titus 2:1-15. Why do you think self-control is a key virtue required for church leaders?
- What does the company we keep have to do with our ability to be self-controlled?
- Why are our tongues so difficult to control?
- After you read the passage from Peter (2Pet1:3-11) and the passage from Paul (Gal 5:16-25), describe in your own words how ‘God-control’ works to bring about ‘self-control’ in our lives.
- In what areas of your life do you struggle with self-control? How do these readings challenge you? How does the knowledge of God’s grace comfort you?
Go over this week’s key verse and key idea. Answer the following:
- How would this virtue express itself in your life?
- What visible attributes can be found in someone who is self-controlled?
- What is impeding your ability to display self-control? How can you overcome this obstacle?
- What action steps can you take this week to increase your ability to flee from and resist ungodly situations?