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Your Future Self Will Thank You
Average person now has a shorter attention span than a gold fish?
Average iPhone user touches his or her phone 2,617 times a day

Proverbs 16:32
Proverbs 25:28
1 Corinthians 9:25-27
Galatians 5:22-26

Self-control – The ability to do the right thing, even when you don’t feel like it – Drew Dyck

νήφω / Nḗphō – To be sober – 2 Timothy 4:5
χαλιναγωγέω / Chalinagógeó – To bridle or restrain – James 1:26
σωφρονέω / Sóphroneó – To be of sound mind – 1 Timothy 3:2
ἐγκράτεια / Egkráteia – To have self mastery – Galatians 5:22-23

Self control is about the virtues of being sober, restrained, balanced, and mastered – Bible

What self-control requires, ultimately, isn’t control but surrender. Ultimately, mastering yourself is only accomplished by being mastered by God. – Drew Dyck

Matthew 16:25-26

Self-control is not the ultimate hope, it’s a tool for the follower of Jesus Christ

What is the larger goal to giving your life to God?
What is the larger goal to being a follower of Jesus Christ?

The Greatest Commandments
Love God with everything you have
Love your neighbor as yourself

The Great Commission
Go and make disciples

First words from Jesus’ Ministry
Repent and be baptized for the Kingdom of God is near.

They give us purpose as Christians
Purpose gives HOPE

Challenge for this series….
Sanctify your Life and Goals
Religion <--> Self-Control
Identity <--> Motivation
Tell someone this week “I am going to sanctify (make Holy) ____________

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