The secret to self-control is to make decisions against your ego, flesh and second bests in life. Establish goals. An absence of goals is an absence of faith. Establish boundaries and routines. Self-control, a fruit of the Holy Spirit, keeps our hearts pure. Preached at National Community Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Mark Batterson
Scripture: Proverbs 16:32-32, Mark 1:35-35, 1 Corinthians 9:24-28, 1 Corinthians 10:23-26
Obadiah warned Edom of pride, indifference, personal gain and boasting. He encourages us to develop humility, compassion and generosity.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: Obadiah, Proverbs 11:2, Proverbs 13:10, Proverbs 14:12-15, Proverbs 16:5-18
Topic: Pride & Humility
God allows us to see flaws in Bible characters to help us identify with them and learn from their poor choices. Abram lied, Sarai was impatient . Their mistakes almost cost them their lives. We must learn how to recover from wrong turns by being teachable, patient and wise. Preached at Hope Fellowship Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: John McKinzie
Scripture: Genesis 12:10 - 20, Genesis 16:1-6, Genesis 20:1-10, Proverbs 26:11-11, Proverbs 16:32-32, James 5:16-16, James 3:17-17, Ephesians 6:10-13, Hebrews 12:10-13
On more than one occasion, I’ve sat with people and listened as they described in detail how their lives are falling apart around them. As the tragedies unfold, I start to get depressed because honestly, I don’t see a way out. The stories typically end with them asking me, “So—what should I do now?” Then comes an awkward silence, while inside I’m thinking, I have no idea!...
Author: Judah Smith
Scripture: Proverbs 16:9-9, Genesis 1:1-1, 2 Corinthians 12:9-9